Mrs. Dorothy Kiyimba Kisaka

Executive Director Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA)

Dorothy Kisaka (born 1964), is a Ugandan lawyer and corporate executive who was appointed as the Executive Director of Kampala Capital City Authority, on 12 June 2020.
She replaces Jennifer Musisi, the founding executive director of KCCA, who resigned on 15 December 2018, and Engineer Andrew Mubiru Kitaka, who has been acting as Executive Director from December 2018 until June 2020.

Kisaka was born in Uganda in 1964. After attending local primary and secondary schools, she was admitted to Makerere University, in Kampala, the capital city of Uganda, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Laws degree in 1987. She followed that by obtaining a Diploma in Legal Practice from the Law Development Centre, also in Kampala. She was then admitted to the Uganda Bar.

Her second degree is a Master of Arts in Organisational Leadership and Management, obtained from Uganda Christian University, in Mukono, Uganda. Her third degree is also a Master of Arts degree, awarded by York St John University, in the United Kingdom.

Immediately prior to her current appointment, she was a Senior Presidential Advisor deployed as Deputy Head of the Prime Minister's Delivery Unit in the Office of the Prime Minister. From 1999 until 2014, she was an Associate Attorney at Kiyimba—Kisaka & Company Advocates, based in Kampala.

In April 2020, Yoweri Museveni, the President of Uganda, appointed Dorothy Kisaka as secretary of the COVID-19 Response Fund. Following interviews with the Uganda Ministry of Public Service, she assumed office as the second substantive executive director of KCCA.[2] She was sworn in as the Executive Director of KCCA on 31 July 2020.

15.00 - 16.15


Investing in Sustainable solutions in Finance and Technology, Infrastructure and Urban Development, Construction (Real Estate) and Manufacturing.

Investing in Sustainable solutions in Finance and Technology, Infrastructure and Urban Development, Construction (Real Estate) and Manufacturing.

  • Which are the investment opportunities in Uganda's financial services sector and how can investors achieve highest return on their investment?
  • The growth of information technology innovations and what are the opportunities?
  • How to access funding for digital solutions and FinTech start-ups?
  • As Cryptocurrency/blockchain technology matures, where does the government of Uganda stand on laws and regulations in this area? (Dr. Hatwib Mugasa, ED - National Informational Technology Authority Uganda)
  • Challenges of the banking sector after the covid-19 crisis – how have banks met new challenges, identified opportunities, solutions and addressed them. Where are opportunities for investment?

Opportunities in Kampala City Council.

  • What are the opportunities, challenges and regulatory barriers in financing of sustainable infrastructure projects in Kampala? (Mrs. Dorothy Kiyimba Kisaka, Executive Director Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA))

Narrowing Uganda’s Digital Divide in a Post-COVID World

  • What are the most important areas of focus to support Uganda and East Africa’s broader post-pandemic economic recovery, including policies and regulations, while building on innovations in health, energy, education, tourism and consumer goods, among other sectors. What kinds of partnerships between the public and private sector can narrow Uganda's digital divide and increase productivity?

Financing Ugandan infrastructure development: What is ‘good debt’?

  • Assessing various financing options for infrastructure development with the need for debt sustainability.
  • What are the benefits and disadvantage of bonds, Export Credit Agency (ECA) financing and commercial loans?
  • How do UK Export Finance and other export credit agencies deals compare to other sources of financing?
  • What are alternative solutions and options to finance projects in affordable way? (Isaac Kahara, Head of Export Finance – East Africa, UK Export Finance, British High Commission, Nairobi, Kenya)

One on One meetings with government officials


  • Martin Muhangi, Director, Investment Promotion and Business Development, UIA