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Preparation in high gear for the 2nd EAC Regional Science, Technology and Innovation Conference

East African Community Headquarters, Arusha, Tanzania, 20th October, 2021: The 2nd East African Community Regional Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Conference is set to be held from 27th to 29th October, 2021 in Bujumbura, Burundi and virtually.

The theme of the event is: The Role of Science, Technology and Innovation in EAC Regional Integration and Socio-Economic Development in the phase of Covid-19 Pandemic.” 

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Eighteen TVET Lecturers selected for Postgraduate training under EASTRIP China TVET Scholarship

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Kampala, Uganda, 28th August, 2021 – Eighteen lecturers from Technical Vocational Education and Training Institutes (RFTIs) in Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania have been awarded scholarships to pursue their postgraduate studies at top Universities in China.

The Lecturers were selected from 16 Regional Flagship TVET Institutes (RFTIs) supported by the World Bank, through East Africa Skills for Transformation and Regional Integration Project (EASTRIP). The scholarships are part of the Project’s effort to improve the quality of TVET programmes in East Africa.  

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2nd Regional Bioeconomy Conference to be held virtually from 10th to 11th November, 2021

East African Community Headquarters, Arusha, Tanzania, 20th August, 2021: The 2nd Regional Bioeconomy Conference will be held virtually on 10th and 11th November, 2021 with a small group of in-person participants in Nairobi, Kenya.

The two-day conference is being co-hosted by BioInnovate Africa/International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe), the Biosciences eastern and central Africa-International Livestock Research Institute (BecA-ILRI) Hub, and the East African Science and Technology Commission (EASTECO), and the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) – Africa Centre.  

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Vice Chancellors and Policy Makers meet to shape the future of higher education in EAC

Nairobi, 30th July, 2021 – Growing disruptions and new developments in higher education have prompted leaders and policy makers in the sector back to the drawing board to discuss the future of higher education in the East African Community (EAC).  

Technological advancements such as artificial intelligence and augmented virtual reality coupled with alternative models of higher education, championed by technology firms, has emphasised the need to re-think the traditional model.  

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16th Sectoral Council on Education, Science and Technology, Culture and Sports ends in Dar es Salaam

East African Community Headquarters, Arusha, Tanzania, 6th June, 2021: The 16th Meeting of the Sectoral Council on Education, Science and Technology, Culture and Sports (SCESTCS) came to a close in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on 4th June, 2021.

The Ministerial Session of the SCESTCS was chaired by Kenya's Cabinet Secretary for Education, Prof. George Magoha,

On Education and Training, the Sectoral Council directed that the EAC TVET Harmonization Strategy be finalized by end of June 2021; criteria for administration of EAC Essay Writing Competition be reviewed and that a Regional Forum on Education be held by November 2021 in Rwanda to, among other things, look into the impacts of the COVID 19-Pandemic on the education systems of EAC Partner States.  

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