Who we are

Ugandan North American Association

UNAA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization registered in the state of Massachusetts.

UNAA is the largest non-political formal association of Ugandans in the Diaspora. Our organization aims to promote the social, cultural and economic development of the Ugandan Community in North America and beyond. The Ugandan Community in North America numbers over 120,000 individuals.

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Our Mission & Objectives

2208 and more 

the number of Ugandans living in North America.


To bring together Ugandans living in North America and provide a platform on which they can network, share and experience Ugandan culture and the abundant opportunities of our new home.

Our Objectives
  • To enable, stimulate and promote acquaintance, friendship and unity among Ugandans in North America by promoting social and cultural activities and interaction within and between our local communities and across the continent.

  • To address the needs and challenges peculiar to our members by promoting co-operative efforts and developing strategic partnerships with philanthropic, cultural, educational, economic empowerment and other social service organizations.

  • To increase awareness and facilitate access to the gainful exploitation of educational, entrepreneurial and employment opportunities in North America through better networking, training and other innovative programs.

  • To build partnerships with key stakeholders that will facilitate the growth of cultural, philanthropic, economic and educational interests between the peoples of Uganda and North America.

  • To promote and protect our unique Ugandan cultural identity through regular social and cultural activities.

  • To counsel and advise relevant governments on policies and regulations affecting UNAA membership.