Events & Activities
MISSION- DIASPORA EVENTS 2022- 2023
EVENT DATE LOCATION
INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATIONS 5 NOV 2022 MORILLION HOSTEL HALL
CHRISTMAS GET-TOGETHER 10 DEC 2023 TO BE DETERMINED
EASTER CELEB/PROJECTS DAY 8 MARCH 23 BERNE/FRIBOURG
SWISS-AFRICAN FORUM 2-4 JUNE 2023 BERNE- EUROPA PLATZ
MISSION OUTREACH JULY ZURICH/BASEL/BERNE
SUMMER NYAMA-CHOMA BBQ 8 JULY GENEVA OPEN AIR
SWISS INDEPENDENCE DAY 1 AUGUST GENEVA
INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATIONS 14/21 OCT GENEVA
Home is Best Summit: is an annual event organised by Uganda Investment Authority and Diaspora Services Department / MOFA. It takes place in Uganda every December targeting the Ugandan Diaspora who are in country for the Christmas holiday. The Diaspora are taken on a tour of different developments with in different regions of Uganda. Presentations on investment opportunities are made and the Diaspora are given an opportunity to share their ideas with government and the public at large.
Swiss-African Forum: The Swiss African Forum (SAF), an association formed to facilitate, support the integration of, and promote a peaceful co-existence of the African diaspora celebrated its 20 years of existence from 2-4th June 2023 with a series of activities at the Europa Platz in Berne, Switzerland. This year’s event was planned to offer space for mainly African countries, individuals’ groups and associations to showcase and promote their tourism and investment potentials in addition to the promotion of various African cultures in food dance, crafts and drapery.
ASUGAS BBQ: This season’s BBQ event was successfully organised by the members with more than 50 attendees. Members enjoyed fun, food and drinks besides Lake Geneva, in one of the hottest days of the summer so far.
More importantly, since 2018 when the current committee was elected into office, the executive committee held the Annual General Assembly and new office bearers were elected. The assembly also saw for the first time the expansion of the committee to include new offices of Mobilization, Culture & Entertainment and IT. The members also felt strongly to appoint an assistant treasurer position- that was accomplished. Altogether, for the first time in the history of ASUGAS, there shall be an 11 persons committee.
Swiss Independence Day 1 August; in solidarity with Swiss friends, in-laws, colleagues at work etc., the members of the diaspora show-case Uganda’s’ Culture in the foods, art & crafts and also in dance.
Independence Day Celebrations 9 October (Geneva, Berne). This year’s celebration, the 60th Independence Celebrations took place in Geneva and was attended by more than 200 members, see photos in the gallery section. This day shall also, moving forward, be an occasion to show case what the diaspora associations have accomplished; a presentation on diaspora investments and development, philanthropic initiatives; presentation of awards for best performances etc.
Christmas season get-together; it’s a moment of celebration where families come together in remembrance of the Lord’s birth; bringing in own foodstuff/drinks and sharing as one family.
Youth/Children’s Day; an activity that the Mission in conjunction with the diaspora hope to initiate as one of the annual events- to remind our children of their identity, culture and inspire them to patriotism.