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EAC-GIZ comprises the team of GIZ in support of the EAC working to achieve a market-driven, people-centred East African Community integration by strengthening the sustainable economic and social development of the EAC through partnership building, digital innovations, skills development, facilitation and expertise.

The German government has supported East African Integration since 1998 based on the fundamental belief that regional integration will improve the social and economic development of East African Community (EAC) partner countries.

The support started with close cooperation with the EAC Secretariat mainly in customs and trade as well as strengthening the capacities of the Secretariat to coordinate the integration process. Today, Germany supports the implementation of the customs union and the common market by working with the EAC Secretariat, national ministries and other stakeholders such as national and regional private sector and civil society associations and academic institutions. The priority areas are regional economic integration and health with the objective of deepening regional and social integration of the EAC partner countries.

GIZ, as part of the German Development Cooperation, has developed and implements various projects in the field of technical cooperation in support of EAC integration. The areas of work are aligned with the strategic priorities of the EAC (5th Development Strategy) and support the following nine EAC sectors:

Agriculture & Food Security
Customs & Trade
Education, Science & Technology
Gender, Community Development & Civil Society
Industrialisation & SME Development
Investment Promotion & Private Sector Development
Peace & Security
Tourism & Wildlife Management

If you want to find out more about the EAC-GIZ Team, just take a look at our EAC-GIZ overview

Funded by the German government and the European Union
Bringing global expertise to assist the EAC as a partner in its implementation of a common market and customs union
Supporting nine EAC sectors
Working towards the achievement of the UN 2030 Agenda, the AU Agenda 2063 and the EAC's Vision 2050
Three core projects,
four associate projects
Mre than 86.000 EAC citizens have benefited from small-scale cross-border projects since 2016