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Amb. Stephen Mubiru


H.E. Ambassador Stephen Mubiru represents The Republic of Uganda as the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Berlin, Germany, since 2022. He was born on August 18, 1965, in Uganda.

Ambassador Mubiru's academic journey is distinguished by his specialization in the field of animal health and production. He earned his Bachelor of Science from Busoga University, Uganda, between 2002 and 2005. Before this, he obtained a Diploma in Vocational Education (BTVET) from Kyambogo University, Uganda, in 2001-2002, and a Diploma in Dairy Husbandry and Milk Production from the Oenkerk Dairy Practical Training Centre, Netherlands, in 2000. His foundational education in animal husbandry was completed at the Veterinary Training Institute, Entebbe, Uganda, where he also received certificates in Veterinary Assistance and Hides and Leather Science.

Ambassador Mubiru embarked on his political career as a Veterinary Assistant in the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries in 1989. His career trajectory includes significant roles such as Animal Husbandry Officer, Assistant Farm Manager, and Coordinator for the Namwendwa Dairy Farmers' Association, which he has led since 1997.

His public service extends to political leadership, where he was the Speaker of the Kamuli District Council from 1998 to 2005 and served as the District Chairperson of Kamuli District from 2007 to 2011. His international diplomatic engagements began with his appointment as Ambassador of The Republic of Uganda to Malaysia from 2012 to 2017, followed by his role as Ambassador to Turkey from 2017 to 2022.

Throughout his career, Ambassador Mubiru has been an active member of the Busoga University Council since 2007 and has held positions with the Eastern and Southern Africa Small Scale Farmers Forum (ESAFF), advocating for agricultural development and farmers' rights.
Ambassador Mubiru is recognized for his interpersonal skills, ability to motivate staff, and proficiency in program planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation. He is an effective communicator with notable public relations, negotiation, and advisory skills. His innovative approach to agricultural sustainable development and expertise in gender mainstreaming, essential patriotism, and microfinance underscore his diverse skill set.

Fluent in English, Swahili, Lusoga, and Luganda, Ambassador Mubiru's linguistic abilities facilitate effective communication across various platforms and with diverse communities.

Ambassador Stephen Mubiru's career highlights his dedication to serving The Republic of Uganda and promoting its interests on the international stage. His comprehensive background in agriculture, coupled with his diplomatic endeavours, positions him as a key figure in fostering bilateral relations between Uganda and Germany. 

Married, six children.



The Federal Republic of Germany established diplomatic relations with Uganda immediately after the country gained independence on 9th October 1962. The consulate that had previously been set up was upgraded to an embassy.

Germany enjoys a positive image in Uganda. Germany’s engagement in the United Nations Security Council and mutual visits by the two countries’ heads of state and other high-ranking visitors have raised Germany’s profile there. Then German Federal President, Horst Köhler, paid an official visit to Uganda in February 2008 and the then Federal Foreign Minister, Westerwelle, visited Kampala in July 2010. Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Niebel, was in Uganda in May and June 2013 for intergovernmental talks on development cooperation. There are regular mutual visits by members of parliament. Bundestag President, Norbert Lammert, visited Uganda in late March 2012 to attend the 126th Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly, which was hosted by Uganda. Bilateral economic relations are regulated through a number of agreements and protocols (investment protection, financial and technical cooperation). Among the EU countries, Germany is an important trading partner of Uganda (with bilateral trade worth EUR 166 million in 2013), along with the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Belgium. Uganda’s main exports to Germany are coffee, fish, smaller quantities of other agricultural products, cobalt and basic technical products. Uganda’s main imports from Germany are machinery and chemical products.

German-Ugandan development cooperation began in 1964. At the most recent Ugandan-German intergovernmental negotiations in May 2013, a new commitment worth EUR 119.5 million was agreed upon for a three-year period. Germany is also providing low-interest loans from climate funds, worth a total of EUR 75 million, to build two power transmission lines in eastern and western Uganda. Another low-interest loan, worth EUR 40 million, has also been pledged for the Muzizi hydroelectric power plant, bringing total bilateral development cooperation to EUR 234.5 million for the period of 2013-2015.