Scott H. DeLisi is the current US ambassador to Uganda. He is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service who, during his 30 years as a diplomat, has served as Ambassador to the State of Eritrea and as Deputy Chief of Mission of the American Embassy in Gaborone, Botswana. Ambassador DeLisi was nominated by President Obama in November 2009 to be Ambassador to the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal and confirmed by the Senate in March 2010. Most recently, Ambassador DeLisi was the Director of Career Development and Assignments in the State Department's Bureau of Human Resources where he played a key role in our efforts to staff U.S. embassies, including Missions in Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan, with well-qualified career volunteers. Previously, as the Director for Entry Level Programs, he helped shape the newest generation of Foreign Service Officers. Among his other domestic assignments, he has served as Director for Southern African Affairsand overseas he has had postings in India, Madagascar, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Ambassador DeLisi has been the recipient of a Presidential Rank Award, the James Clement Dunn Award for Excellence, the DIA Director’s Award, four Superior Honor Awards and two Meritorious Honor Awards. His foreign languages include French and Urdu. A native of Minnesota, Ambassador DeLisiis a graduate of the University of Minnesota, earned the degree of Juris Doctor from the University Of Minnesota Law School, and is an alumnus of the Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs. He and his wife Leija have three children and two grandchildren. Derbew Miliard Dr. Miliard Derbew is currently serving as Project Director for Medical Education Partnership Initiative project for Ethiopia. MEPI Ethiopia is consortia project consisting of four medical schools in Ethiopia and five international partners in the US . He is also serving as President of the Surgical Society of Ethiopia and Ass. Secretary General of College of Surgeons East, Central and Southern Africa. Previously, he has also served as Chief Executive Officer (with a rank of Vice President) for the College of Health Sciences, Addis Ababa University (2009 -2011) and Dean of the School of Medicine (2007-2009). He is associate professor of pediatrics surgery since 2009 and has served as an assistant professor from 1998-2009. Dr. Miliard got his MD (1987) and Specialty Certificate in Surgery (1993) from the School of Medicine, Addis Ababa University. He did his fellowship in Pediatrics Surgery (1998) at Tel Aviv University. He is also Fellow of the College of Surgeons East, Central and Southern Africa (COSECSA, 2002), the Office of International Surgery (University of Toronto, 2006) and the Royal College of Surgeons of England (FRCS, 2007).