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Embassy Information

Bilateral development cooperation between Iceland and Uganda started in 2000 when the Icelandic International Development Agency (ICEIDA - now part of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs) opened a regional office in the capital Kampala. In June 2004 the office was turned into an Icelandic Embassy, further strengthening the relations between the countries.

Embassy of Iceland in Kampala


Plot 3, Lumumba Avenue
Nakasero, Kampala
PO Box 7592

Phone: +256 312 531 100

Email: kampala[at]mfa.is

Open Mon-Thu 09:00-15:30 and Fri 09:00-13:30 

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Head of Mission / Chargé d’Affaires

Hildigunnur Engilbertsdóttir

Foreign Service Career

  • Present: Head of Mission / Chargé d’Affaires, Embassy of Iceland in Uganda
  • 2019-2023: First Secretary, Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Affairs, Permanent Mission of Iceland to the UN
  • 2016-2019: Specialist, Multilateral Development Cooperation & Climate Affairs, Directorate of Development Cooperation, Ministry for Foreign Affairs

Other relevant work experience

  • 2016: M&E & Donor Reporting Consultant, School Meals Programme, World Food Programme Rwanda. 
  • 2014-2016: Research and policy consultant, Social Policy and Evaluation department, UNICEF Uganda
  • 2014: Programme Assistant, Infrastructure Department, EU Delegation to Rwanda


  • 2013: Master of Public Administration, International Health Policy and Management, New York University (Wagner)
  • 2011: Bachelor of Arts Degree, Economics (minor in Spanish), University of Iceland (exchange semester at University of Copenhagen, Denmark)
  • 2003-2004: Spanish for foreign students, Universidad Espiritu Santo (Guayaquil) and Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador. 


Foreign languages: English, beginner Spanish. 

Hildigunnur Engilbertsdóttir was born in Iceland on 12 April 1983. She has one daughter, Anna Sólrún Hildigunnardóttir.

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