Uganda Investment Authority (UIA) is mandated to initiate and support measures that enhance investment in Uganda and advise Government on appropriate policies conducive for investment promotion and growth. As a semi-autonomous Government Agency UIA drives national economic growth and development in partnership with the private sector and as an Investment Promotion Agency, UIA mainly markets investment opportunities; promotes packaged investment projects; ensures local and foreign investors have access to information about the business environment so as to make more informed business decisions; and offers business support, advisory and advocacy services.

UIA under the Investment Code Act 2019, with reference to the National Development Plan III, the Mining Act 2003, and the Presidential Investors Round Table (PIRT) has continually emphasized Minerals as a priority sector and has continued to promote the mineral sector to attract sustainable investment.

UIA is headquartered in Kampala, Uganda and the organization’s web address is:

With the MOU signed, UIA and MADI will establish and strengthen relationship and cooperation in promoting sustainable private sector investments in Uganda’s mineral sector. More specifically, UIA and MADI agreed to:

  • Support the Presidential Investors Round Table (PIRT) on Minerals Value Addition;
  • Promote Uganda’s mineral sector in different national, continental and international publications, including the International and Africa Mining Journals, MADI Newsletters and other publications;
  • Organise and/or participate in national and international (including Diaspora) Investment Symposiums, Conventions, Conferences, Workshops, Trainings, Exhibitions, including MADI Signature Annual Events;
  • Organise Bilateral High Impact Investment Exchange Programmes (B-HIIEP) between Uganda and strategic Countries;
  • Undertake strategic research and engaging in knowledge and information sharing and dissemination;
  • Promote dialogue and engagements with stakeholders in the Mineral Sector, including but not limited to Public, Private as well as Non-State Actors (NGOs and CSOs);
  • Develop prudent and efficient negotiation strategies for the Government team and carryout research on the best licensing regimes for the benefit of Uganda – including research on the viability of Production Sharing Agreements in the Minerals Sector;
  • Any other areas of mutual interest.

1. Training in geoscience applications
2. Establishment of a data platform on mineral resources
3. Studies and Masters
4. Research projects and Theses
5. Incubation of start-up projects