In pursuance of the Mission strategic objective of strengthening its capacity to implement its mandate, the Uganda High Commission in Pretoria in partnership with St. John’s University College of South Africa has concluded a two-day staff training program for the Local Staff of the Mission themed: “Positioning Uganda For Enhanced Economic Commercial Diplomacy During and Beyond the Covid-19 Pandemic.”
The training program attended by the Mission’s Locally Recruited Staff led by the High Commissioner Ambassador Barbara Oundo Nekesa aimed at refreshing and imparting knowledge/skills to the local staff to market better Uganda for enhanced economic commercial diplomacy during and beyond the Covid-19 Pandemic.
The training program extensively covered the following areas:
●Diplomacy and Etiquette
●Public Relations and Customer Care
●Health and safety at a workplace, HIV/AIDS and Covid -19 Management
●Computer use and meetings management.
.●Leadership, Work Ethics and Time Management,
.●Personal Financial Management and Retirement.
The training program took place at Protea Hotel, Fire and Ice Menlyn Main from 22nd -23rd June 2021 starting from 9:00am to 5:00pm.
In her closing remarks, Ambassador Barbara Nekesa, congratulated the participants and highlighted to them that continuous training of staff refreshes and improves their job knowledge. She urged the participants to embrace the knowledge acquired during the training and put it in use as they go about their duties on a daily basis for improved performance and enhanced productivity of the Mission.
At the end of the training program, the participants were awarded with certificates of completion of the prescribed course.