The EAC-German cooperation programme implemented by GIZ and funded by the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), currently in its 4th phase, is working closely with the EAC Secretariat and the Partner States, focusing on the Customs Union, the Common Market and the preparation of the Monetary Union.
Despite all challenges, East African integration has progressed in many areas. This Journal 2017 about the GIZ-EAC cooperation shows some of the results and benefits of this cooperation and the EAC integration process and tells many stories from our IIDEA partners about how East African citizens make practical use of the tangible benefits of integration.
The East African Community (EAC), in cooperation with the German development cooperation programme ‘Support to the East African Community, implemented by GIZ, set out to bring International Women’s Day to Arusha. With this year’s theme being “Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030”, the events of 8th March 2017 sought to encourage working women to be bold for change in order to reach the gender parity by 2030 and take their place in East Africa’s development agenda.
In February, the EAC Secretariat in collaboration with GIZ, Kituo Cha Katiba (East African Centre for Constitutional Development) and Partner State Ministries responsible for EAC Affairs
In support of regional economic integration, GIZ hosted a dialogue event on Customs Unions negotiation and implementation in February 2015 in Nairobi, bringing together representatives of the East African Community (EAC)