Our Chie​f Guests​


*With His Highness t​he Aga Khan in attendance.​​​

September 18, 2002​

Gilbert Bukenya, Vice-President, Uganda​​

December 8, 2004

Geraldine Namirember Bitamazire, Minister, Education and Sport

December 15, 2005

Simon Mayende, Minister of State, Higher Educ​ation

September 19, 2006

Gabriel Opio, Minister of State, Higher Education

October 23, 2007

Margaret Chota, Commissioner, Health Services (Nursing)

January 24, 2009

Kenya-Mugisha Nathan, Director of Health Services, Clinical and Community

January 23, 2010 

Emmanuel Tumusiime-Mutebile, Governor, Bank of Uganda. Read speech​...

February 5, 2011

George Wilson Kanyeihamba, Supreme Court Judge (Ret'd) and Special Adviser to the President of Uganda. Read speech...

February 11, 2012

Richard Nduhura, Minister of State, Health​

February 9, 2013 

Margaret Zziwa, Speaker, East Africa Legislative Assembly

February 8, 2014

Maggie Kigozi, President, International Federation of Business and Professional Women in Kampala

February 26, 2015*

His Highness the Aga Khan, Chancellor, AKU

February 6, 2016 

Benedict Mtasiwa, Chief Principal, Exchange, Links and Partnerships, Inter-University Council for East Africa​

February 11, 2017

Sarah Opendi, State Minister, Health for General Duties

February 10, 2018

Dr Jane Ruth Aceng, Minister, Health. Read speech...​

February 9, 2019

John C. Muyingo, Minister of State,​ Hi​gher Education​​​​

February 8, 2020

​Professor Francis Omaswa, Executive Director of the African Centre for Global Health and Social Transformation​. Read speech...

May 22, 2021
Melinda French Gates, Co-chair and Trustee of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Read speech​...