My name is Maria Håkansson – the Ambassador of Sweden in Kampala, a mother of two and a strong believer in human rights for everyone.
Before Uganda, I was the Ambassador of Sweden to the DRC and Acting Head of Mission at the Embassy of Sweden in Rwanda. I have spent almost a decade working in the Great Lakes Region, which I believe is the most beautiful part of the world!
My focus is to build an even stronger partnership between Sweden and Uganda that can contribute to a prosperous Uganda where people are able to improve their living conditions and exercise their democratic rights without any discrimination. I am convinced that trade and economic development is key for people to go from poverty to prosperity. Swedish companies have a role to play in this regard, and I would like to see more of them in Uganda contributing to a green, inclusive and digital growth.