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The Republic of Kenya, the United Republic of Tanzania and the Republic of Uganda have enjoyed and continue to enjoy close educational, scientific, technological, social and economic, cultural and other ties for their mutual benefit;

Until 1977 during the existence of the former East African Community, cooperation in the scientific, technological and related fields was facilitated by the East African Common Services Organization Agreements and the Treaty for East African Cooperation;

During the existence of the East African Common Services Organization and the former East African Community the said countries benefited from certain services that were administered under the East African Social Services Council through Sectoral Committees;

Notwithstanding the breakup in 1977 of the former East African Community, the scientific and technological institutions in the 3 countries, having regard to the interest of and the desire to cooperate, continued to informally cooperate and formally seek mechanisms to re-establish a framework for formal cooperation;

The revival of the East African Community presents the now EAC Partner States an opportunity and a framework for accomplishing the interest and the desire to cooperate in the scientific and technological fields;

In recognition of the fundamental importance of collaboration in Science and Technology for Economic Development, as stated in Article 103 of the Treaty for the Establishment of the East African Community, the Partner States have agreed to establish corporate body to be known as The East African Science and Technology Council (EASTECO).


The Vision of the Council is to be the leader in the promotion and co-ordination of the development and application of Science and Technology for sustainable socio-economic development in Partner States.


The Mission of the Council is to promote the regional development and application of Research, Science and Technology.


The objectives of the Council shall, in general, be to promote and coordinate the development, management and application of Science and Technology in the Partner States.









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