The Goethe-Zentrum Kampala/Ugandan German Cultural Society (UGCS) is an apolitical and non-profit organisation (cultural society) based in Kampala. It is a cooperation partner of the Goethe-Institut that yearly supports the projects of the cultural society with financial help. Core tasks include the promotion of German-Ugandan relationships and in the building of a platform for the intercultural dialogue in Kampala and with other African countries, offering cultural events and German classes.
By means of numerous cultural events, the Goethe-Zentrum Kampala/ UGCS on the one hand supports the local arts scene and on the other hand mediates a contemporary view of Germany. It thereby aims to foster the exchange and to support bilateral and international relationships. An extensive yearly language course program enables Ugandans and other interested people to learn German as a foreign language in Kampala.
The Goethe-Institut is the cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany with a global reach. Its support for the Music In Africa initiative is in line with its strategy of strengthening cultural infrastructures and the arts sector in sub-Saharan Africa, as well as promoting pan-African dialogue. The goal of the cooperation with Music In Africa is to establish a sustainable structure with local partners that contributes to a vibrant music scene on the continent.