EAC and Peace & Security
A stable, safe and conflict free environment is a condition sine qua non for a successful regional integration. Therefore, the EAC adopted a regional Peace and Security Strategy in 2006. The strategy 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 cross-border crimes such as trafficking and smuggling as well as terrorism. The EAC remains very committed and dynamic in order to respond to the nature and form of the ever-evolving security threats.
The German Government supports this EAC Sector as cooperation outside the Core Area of EAC-German cooperation – in the Area of “Security” in the Intervention Area of “Border Management”. The cooperation directly contributes to implement one of the eight priority areas defined by the 6th EAC Development Strategy, namely “Strengthening Regional Peace and Good Governance”. The BMZ 2030 reform strategy focuses on a new quality of cooperation. More information on BMZ 2030 can be found here.