EAC and Education, Science & Technology
Recognising the fundamental importance of education and specifically science and technology in economic development, the EAC focuses on harmonised curricula, examination, certification and accreditation institutions as well as joint establishment and support of scientific and technological research and identifying and developing centres of excellence in the region. Socio-economic development and the digital transformation in the EAC are to be enhanced through the promotion of innovative research, market-driven education and facilitation of trade in services in the ICT sector which will also enable East African civil society and the private sector to harness the benefits of digitalisation.
The German Government supports this EAC Sector under Core Area 1 of EAC-German cooperation as defined by BMZ 2030 – “Sustainable Economic Development, Training and Employment” in the Intervention Area of “Education & Training”. The cooperation directly contributes to implement two of the eight priority areas defined by the 6th EAC Development Strategy, namely “Strengthening Productive and Social Sectors” and “Awareness Creation”. The BMZ 2030 reform strategy focuses on a new quality of cooperation. More information on BMZ 2030 can be found here.