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28-29 September 2021


Irene Margaret Nafuna Muloni is the Minister of Energy and Mineral Development in the Government of Uganda since June 2011.

She graduated with an Honors degree in Electrical Engineering from Makerere University, Kampala, in 1986 and holds an MBA degree from Capella University, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA (2004). She is a Registered Engineer, a Certified Public-Private-Partnership Specialist, and a Professional Balanced Scorecard Practitioner.

Irene was the Winner of the “Sarah Ntiiro Award” 2003; a recognition as a “Model of Excellence” by the Forum for Africa Women Educationists (FAWE).

She is an advocate for gender equality, women’s empowerment and utilization of science and technology for sustainable development.

Since graduation, Irene has been gainfully employed in Leadership and Management responsibilities in Energy Sector for the last 26 years and Telecommunications sector for 5 years.

Previously she served as a Board Member on numerous Government Institutions and Non-Governmental Organizations.

She is married to Mr. Felix Muloni and they have been blessed with four beautiful children

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