Promoting Sustainable Utilisation and Management of Natural Resources – The Case of Integrated Water Resources Management (GIZ)

What I appreciate in this partnership is the complementary of the Germany implementing agencies, KfW and GIZ. Whereas KfW supports us directly financially, GIZ advises us technically, e.g. via capacity building in critical areas that are essential to ensure that what we invest in will be more sustainable.”
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Promoting Sustainable Utilisation and Management of Natural Resources – The Case of Integrated Water Resources Management (GIZ)

About German Development Cooperation

The East African Community (EAC) and Germany are united by a long history of cooperation that predates the re-establishment of the East African Community (EAC) in 2000. The German government has supported the East African integration since 1999, based on the common understanding that regional integration will improve the social and economic development of EAC Partner States. Since then, Germany has committed more than 580 million euros for development cooperation with the EAC, making Germany one of the biggest and most reliable bilateral development partners of the community.
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Unlocking Opportunities: Engineers Convene for a Game-Changing Workshop to Revive the Stalled MRA Process from 2011 in the EAC (GIZ)

The workshop is a debut to foster a more dynamic and interconnected engineering sector in the labour market. The expedited implementation of MRAs, as advocated by Eng. Margaret Ogai, CEO/Registrar of the Engineers Board Kenya (EBK) and other stakeholders, is expected to streamline the recognition of engineers across national boundaries. This facilitates the sharing of knowledge and opens up fresh opportunities for employment and progression for engineers in the region.
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Unlocking Opportunities: Engineers Convene for a Game-Changing Workshop to Revive the Stalled MRA Process from 2011 in the EAC (GIZ)

Handling Major Transboundary Disease Outbreaks at Border Control Points – Insights from Kenya's OSBP Official (GIZ)

“The EAC-German cooperation has been extremely useful in developing our capacity to handle major transboundary disease outbreaks at border control points. Now, we have in-house professionals who can train staff, undertake field simulation exercises, and handle disease outbreaks across borders." Dr. James Nyongesa Wakhungu Assistant Director of Veterinary Services and Border Veterinary Inspector, Kenyan Ministry of Agriculture & Livestock Development, Namanga One-Stop Border Post, Kenya.
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Handling Major Transboundary Disease Outbreaks at Border Control Points – Insights from Kenya's OSBP Official (GIZ)

EAC Experts Adopt Strategies to Boost the Regions Agricultural, Pharmaceutical and Leather Sector (GIZ)

The EAC regional experts in the agricultural, pharmaceutical, and leather sectors convened in Nairobi, Kenya, to review the progress achieved within their respective industries and to formulate recommendations aimed at enhancing growth and scaling up regional trade.
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EAC Experts Adopt Strategies to Boost the Regions Agricultural, Pharmaceutical and Leather Sector (GIZ)

“As an Engineer from Tanzania, I Would Like to Work Freely in Kenya, Uganda, or Any of the Other EAC Partner States." (GIZ)

Professionals in the EAC face significant challenges in cross-border mobility, inhibiting the seamless sharing of academic and professional qualifications and experiences gained in one Partner State with another. Emma-Alice Kizito, a final-year student of Aeronautical Engineering and a software developer in Arusha, Tanzania, is a beneficiary of an EAC-GIZ Design Thinking Camp. The initiative provided her with the opportunity to meet and build networks with other young professionals from across the EAC.
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“As an Engineer from Tanzania, I Would Like to Work Freely in Kenya, Uganda, or Any of the Other EAC Partner States." (GIZ)

The EAC Visits ECOWAS Commission for a Benchmarking Mission (GIZ)

The EAC Delegation was welcomed by H.E. Dr. Omar Alieu Touray, the President of the ECOWAS Commission. Further, discussions were held with the Office of the Vice President on institutional reforms implemented at the ECOWAS Commission in the last decade.
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The EAC Visits ECOWAS Commission for a Benchmarking Mission (GIZ)

Enhancing Regional Integration in the EAC Tourism Sector – Insights from South Sudan's Director, Ministry of EAC Affairs (GIZ)

Abraham Ariik Chol, Director of Trade, Economic and Productive Sectors, Ministry of EAC Affairs (MEACA), Juba, South Sudan, with the support of the EAC-German partnership via GIZ, has participated in training and capacity development activities that have expanded his understanding of regional integration under the EAC and implementation of the same in South Sudan.
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Enhancing Regional Integration in the EAC Tourism Sector – Insights from South Sudan's Director, Ministry of EAC Affairs (GIZ)

The EAC Trade in Services Strategy – Accelerating Economic Growth and Development (GIZ)

The first EAC Trade in Services (TiS) Strategy 2023–2033 aims to enhance the service sector in the region and increase intra-EAC trade in services and exports of services to the continent and the world. EAC Partner States made commitments to liberalise a total of 136 sub-sectors in seven priority sectors.
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The EAC Trade in Services Strategy – Accelerating Economic Growth and Development (GIZ)

Promoting Sustainable Utilisation and Management of Natural Resources – The Case of Integrated Water Resources Management (GIZ)

What I appreciate in this partnership is the complementary of the Germany implementing agencies, KfW and GIZ. Whereas KfW supports us directly financially, GIZ advises us technically, e.g. via capacity building in critical areas that are essential to ensure that what we invest in will be more sustainable.”
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Promoting Sustainable Utilisation and Management of Natural Resources – The Case of Integrated Water Resources Management (GIZ)

About German Development Cooperation

The East African Community (EAC) and Germany are united by a long history of cooperation that predates the re-establishment of the East African Community (EAC) in 2000. The German government has supported the East African integration since 1999, based on the common understanding that regional integration will improve the social and economic development of EAC Partner States. Since then, Germany has committed more than 580 million euros for development cooperation with the EAC, making Germany one of the biggest and most reliable bilateral development partners of the community.
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About German Development Cooperation

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Agriculture & Food Security

Agriculture is one of East Africa’s most important sectors with about 80% of the region’s population living in rural areas and depending on agriculture for their livelihood.

Agriculture & Food Security
Agriculture & Food Security
Agriculture & Food Security

Customs Union & Common Market

While the objectives of the East African Community cover almost all spheres of life, the main goal of the Customs Union is the formation of a Single Customs Territory and the implementation of the…

Customs Union & Common Market
Customs Union & Common Market
Customs Union & Common Market

Education & Training

Recognising the importance of education and science & technology in economic development, the EAC focuses on harmonised curricula, certification and accreditation institutions as well as joint…

Education & Training
Education & Training
Education & Training

Environment & Natural Resources

The East African Community is endowed with various natural resources such as forests, water, wildlife, mountains, minerals and energy resources.

Environment & Natural Resources
Environment & Natural Resources
Environment & Natural Resources

Gender, Community Development & Civil Society Mobilization

EAC regional integration is people-centred and participatory. To this end, broad participation of key stakeholders including women, youth, private sector and civil society is needed. Partner States…

Gender, Community Development & Civil Society Mobilization
Gender, Community Development & Civil Society Mobilization
Gender, Community Development & Civil Society Mobilization

Health

The EAC Secretariat is mandated to offer advisory and coordinating support for the Seven Partner States in the prevention of and response to outbreaks of infectious diseases of public health concern.

Health
Health
Health

Industrial Development & SMEs

The EAC Partner States aspire to transform their economies to a modern and industrialised status that can sustainably generate sufficient outputs to satisfy both domestic and export markets and…

Industrial Development & SMEs
Industrial Development & SMEs
Industrial Development & SMEs

Investment & Private Sector Development

With the aim of harnessing the investment potential to promote economic growth and development in the region, the EAC Partner States have agreed to cooperate in the areas of Investment and Industrial…

Investment & Private Sector Development
Investment & Private Sector Development
Investment & Private Sector Development

Organisational Development & Outreach

The fast pace of EAC integration necessitates constant development of EAC at an organisational level to steer the integrational process. Furthermore, clear and tangible communication on the benefits…

Organisational Development & Outreach
Organisational Development & Outreach
Organisational Development & Outreach

Peace & Security

The EAC aims to achieve a peaceful and integrated region by enabling and enforcing collaboration between Partner States in preventing and resolving disputes and conflicts and ridding the region of…

Peace & Security
Peace & Security
Peace & Security

Tourism & Wildlife

East Africa has recorded impressive achievements in the realm of tourism owing to the conscious efforts by EAC Partner States to work together in promoting growth in the sector.

Tourism & Wildlife
Tourism & Wildlife
Tourism & Wildlife