The 5th "Summit Lecture" under the Project for Promotion of Global Human Resource Development given

公開日: 2013-11-28

The 5th "Summit lecture” under the Global Human Resource Development Promotion Project, took place on Thursday Nov, 28 at Tottori University. This project is supported by Ministry of Education, Japan (MEXT). The lecture aimed to expand students’ knowledge and understanding about Africa, and Uganda in particular, and deepen on-going collaboration efforts with Makerere University, Uganda. Tottori University has a running memorandum of understand with Makerere University aimed at promoting research, academic and cultural exchange between the two institutions. Currently, three Japanese students are on a one year study stay at Makerere University under this program.

The guest speaker at the lecture was Her Excellency Betty Grace Akech-Okullo, Ambassador of the Republic of Uganda to Japan. She generously discussed the history, society and economy, and provided several facts and figures about Uganda -“The Pearl of Africa”. Students were able to gain a diverse insight into Uganda’s potential and unique endowments such as natural resources, tourism sites, ethnic tribes and a harmonious society. The Ambassador also discussed the strong diplomatic ties between Uganda and Japan, and several bilateral projects being implemented by both nations.

During the question and answer session, students sought to know how the civil wars and bad governance such as the LRA, Idi Amin regime ended; the poverty situation, and food availability in Uganda

The Ambassador provided relevant answers to each of the questions with a great sense of humour.