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Regional Integration Key to Building Mass of Qualified Scientists – Hon. Mutimura

Kigali, November 12, 2018 - The Eastern and Southern Africa Higher Education Centers of Excellence Project (ACE II) is holding its sixth Technical and Advisory meeting at the Serena Hotel in Kigali, Rwanda, from November 12th to 14th, 2018. The ACE II project is strengthening 24 competitively selected Africa Centers of Excellence (ACEs) to deliver quality, market relevant post graduate education, and building collaborative research capacity in five regional priority areas of industry, agriculture, health, education and applied statistics. Sixteen universities in eight countries are participating in the ACE II Project. The five year project is financed by the World Bank to a tune of $140 million in form of credit to the eight countries which include Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia. Burundi, which does not host any ACE, is eligible to access services offered by the ACEs in other countries and regional capacity-building activities under the project.

The first phase, ACE I, was launched in 2013 in West and Central Africa with 22 ACEs and the second phase in Eastern and Southern Africa with 24 ACEs so as to create a collaborative movement across the continent to steer higher education towards science and technology. Combined, ACE I, ACE II and ACE III projects have a total investment of $600 million.

The Minister of Education, Republic of Rwanda, Hon. Dr. Eugene Mutimura expressed his passion for the ACE II project “because of the potential benefits and outcomes we expect this project to bring to the region.”

“It would be good to think about regional integration in terms of developing human capital resource required for our region as a bloc,” said Hon. Mutimura.

Prof. Alexandre Lyambabaje, the Executive Secretary of Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA), the Regional Facilitation Unit of ACE II, said that the main aim of countries joining the ACE II Project was to create a conducive environment for training highly skilled and competent scientists at Masters and PhD degree levels in identified key strategic areas.

Prof. Alexandre Lyambabaje, the Executive Secretary of Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA), the Regional Facilitation Unit of ACE II, said that the main aim of countries joining the ACE II Project was to create a conducive environment for training highly skilled and competent scientists at Masters and PhD degree levels in identified key strategic areas.

“Trained scientists are expected to help address the huge deficit of qualified human resources in higher learning institutions in the region and provide high level expertise to our industries, private sector and public sector,” he said. He added, “I am confident that ACEs will produce great scientific results out of their research activities.” He disclosed that IUCEA and the World Bank are in the process of establishing “Regional Incubators”. “The Centers that will host the Regional incubators will be selected competitively before end of the first quarter of the year 2019,” he said.

Dr. Sajitha Bashir, the Practice Manager, Education Global Practice at the World Bank said that the World Bank adopted a regional approach for higher education in 2014 to build capacity in Science and Technology. “The regional approach was adopted by the World Bank because we felt that to really create a critical mass of high quality scientists and to be able to do applied research of the kind of quality that is required, it would be difficult to do this country by country and a regional approach would be appropriate.” Dr. Bashir noted that it is important that Africa’s young population is equipped with skills.

“By 2040 our estimation shows that about 85% of the world’s young people will be in Sub Saharan Africa. It is important that a good proportion of these young people have high quality higher education and that there is a critical mass of highly qualified scientists and engineers and technologists who can adapt, assimilate and adopt technologies and also create new technologies to address the challenges of Africa,” she said. “I hope that this project and the other initiatives will make a contribution to equipping these young people and motivating them to contributing to Africa’s transformation.”

Rwanda, the host of the meeting, has four Centers of Excellence: the African Centre of Excellence in Energy for Sustainable Development (ACEESD) and the African Centre of Excellence in Internet of Things (ACEIoT) both hosted at the College of Science & Technology, the African Center of Excellence for Teaching and Learning Mathematics and Science (ACEITLMS), College of Education and the African Centre of Excellence for Data Sciences (ACE-DS), College of Business & Economics. These four Centers will get a total of $20 million over five years to implement their projects.

As with the other ACEs, the funds will be used to develop new programs, expand enrollment, provide world class research facilities, build capacity among faculty and strengthen partnerships with leading regional and global institutions as well as the private sector. For example ACEESD has established a state of the art micro-grid research laboratory and a high performance energy computing unit. The Center will also work with the private sector for curriculum development, student internships and manufacturing of components for its micro grid systems.

Over the project’s duration of five years, the 24 ACEs are expected to enroll more than 3,500 graduate students in the regional development priority areas, out of which at least 700 would be PhD students and more than 1,000 would be female. By the end of the project in 2022 it is envisioned that the centers will have developed sufficient capacity to become sustainable regional hubs for training and research in their specialized fields.

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For more information contact:

Agnes Asiimwe Okoth
Information and Communication Officer
ACEII Project
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EASTECO holds Regional Stakeholder Workshop on the EAC Science, Technology and Innovation Policy

The East African Science and Technology Commission (EASTECO), Kigali, Rwanda, October 12th, 2018: The East African Science and Technology Commission (EASTECO) held Regional Stakeholder Workshop on EAC Regional Science, Technology and Innovation Policy on 24th September 2018 at the Kenya School of Monetary Studies in Nairobi, Kenya.

The EAC Partner States have explicitly recognised the importance of Science Technology and Innovation (STI) for socio-economic development in the relevant provisions of Treaty establishing the Community. Science, technology and innovation is important for the enhancement of the socio-economic status of individuals and communities and is key to the establishment of the competitiveness of regional economies. It will be altogether impossible, to create wealth and improve the living standards of the people of this region without developing and applying science and technology and strengthening systems to harness innovation at the national level.

However, the implementation of national STI policies is at varying stages in the EAC Partner States. In some of the EAC partner states, the national STI policies are under a review process. Some of the key challenges hampering the development and implementation of effective STI policies in EAC Partner States are inadequate funds for the implementation of national STI policies, lack of up-to-date, reliable data and indicators on the current status of S&T, lack of indicators and support mechanisms for innovation. The National Institutions have focused on training, education, research and development of national STI policies, with less focus on innovation in the national STI policies. This has resulted in weak and non-direct linkages for science, technology and innovation to support societal needs and sustained economic growth.

The purpose of the meeting was to review and validate the draft policy for the East African Regional science, technology and innovation for sustainable regional development and socio-economic transformation.

The meeting output a validated draft EAC Policy on Science, Technology and Innovation and enriched with lessons and experience from STI Stakeholders, Partner States and partners; and effective support mechanisms identified and validated to enhance regional and national innovation systems for a sustained conducive environment in fostering S&T-led innovations.

The workshop gathered about 65 stakeholders’ representative from EAC Partner States including National Commission/Council for Science and Technology; Ministries responsible for Science, Technology and Innovation; National Departments responsible for Intellectual Property in EAC Partner States; Kenya Association of Professional Engineers; Universities/Academia; National Research Institutions; Private Business and Civil Society sector and Development Partners (UNESCO and UNECA).

The meeting was opened by Dr. Moses Rugutt, the Director General of National Council of Science, Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI) Kenya, who appreciated EASTECO efforts to have the IP Policy developed for the region. He further informed the meeting that this policy will form the basis for the development of the individual National IP Policy. The opening remarks were given by Mrs Ngabirano Gertrude, the Executive Secretary, Dr. Alice Ochanda representative from UNESCO Nairobi, Kenya and Dr. Kasirim Nwuke representative from UNECA, Ethiopia.

The EAC IP Policy development process was participatory and included national level consultations in all EAC Partner States.

After the consultative process, the reviewed draft Regional Policies will be submitted to the EASTECO Governing Board for adoption before consideration and approval by the EAC Council of Ministers.

For more information please contact:
The Executive Secretary,
The East African Science and Technology Commission (EASTECO),
2nd Floor Telecom House, Kacyiru,
KIGALI – RWANDA.
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About EASTECO

The East African Science and Technology Commission (EASTECO) was established as an institution of the EAC, with an overall objective of “promoting and coordinating the development, management and application of Science and Technology in Partner States” composed with the Republics of Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, the United Republic of Tanzania and the Republic of Uganda.

It is a semi-autonomous institution of the EAC established by the 5th Extra-ordinary Summit of the EAC Heads of State held on 18th June 2007,in accordance with Chapter 16, Article 103 (a) of the Treaty on the Establishment of the East African Community, where the Partner States undertook to promote cooperation in the development of Science & Technology within the Community.

EASTECO Headquarters are in Kigali, Rwanda, 2nd Floor Telecom House, Kacyiru.

IUCEA - World Bank Scholarship Recipients for 2018/2019

Inter-University Council for East Africa August 10, 2018: On May 4, 2018, the Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA), the Regional Facilitation Unit for the Africa Higher Education Centers of Excellence (ACE II) Project, announced a Call for Applications for Masters fellowships targeting female students in the nine participating countries of Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Zambia, Uganda, Mozambique and Malawi.

The aim of the competitive scholarship is to enhance the participation of young African female scientists at postgraduate level, encourage regional student mobility and identify and cultivate future leaders in the region.

A total of 30 fellowships were available for the 2018/2019 academic year and another 30 will be announced next year. The selected students will study full time at any of the 24 ACEs in the priority disciplines of the ACE II Project, namely: (i) STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) or Industry, (ii) Agriculture, (iii) Health, (iv) Education and (v) Applied Statistics.

The Scholarship will cover cost for tuition, stipend, research, visa fees, laptop, books/stationeries and a round trip air ticket between the beneficiary’s home country and the study destination.

Names of candidates recommended for the award, areas of specialization and host institutions can be viewed on the list below. IUCEA shall contact all scholarship recipients through personal contacts submitted at the time of application.

“We congratulate the successful applicants and extend to them our best wishes for success in their studies. We have no doubt that when they return to their country of origin after completing their studies, they will play meaningful leadership roles at national and regional levels in identified priority science and technology areas for Africa,” said Prof. Goolam Mohamedbhai, the Chairperson of the Independent Selection Panel.

LIST OF STUDENTS AWARDED MSc. FELLOWSHIP UNDER THE ACE II PROJECT FOR 2018/2019 ACADEMIC YEAR

COUNTRY

NAMES

PROGRAM

ACE

UNIVERSITY

Remarks

BURUNDI

INGABIRE BIENVENUE CARELLE

MSc. Agricultural Economics

CESAAM

Egerton University

Confirmed

(Prog. + Adm)

NDABASHINZE CHRISTELLA

Masters in Petroleum Engineering

CS-OGET

Eduardo Mondlane University

Confirmed

(Prog. + Adm)

IRAKOZE LAETITIA

MSc. Epidemiology

SACIDS

Sokoine University of Agriculture

Confirmed

(Prog. + Adm)

ETHIOPIA

FETENE ELSHADAY

MSc. Energy Studies

PTRE

Moi University

Confirmed

(Prog. + Adm)

KALEL HENNA UMER

MSc. Public Health

ACEPHEM

University of Malawi

Confirmed

(Prog. + Adm)

KIFLAY ELIZABETH

Master in Material Science and Engineering (Structural Materials)

WISE FUTURES

Nelson Mandela Africa Institute of Science and Technology

Confirmed

(Prog. + Adm)

ABDULKADIR BENAT EUSMAN

MSc. Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

SACIDS

Sokoine University of Agriculture

Confirmed

(Prog. + Adm)

KENYA

NGEI VIRGINIA MUMBUA

MSc. In Biodiversity Conservation

CLIMATE SABC

Haramaya University

Confirmed

(Prog. + Adm)

MAHINDA BETTY WANJIKU

MSc.in Climante Smart Agriculthre

CLIMATE SABC

Haramaya University

Confirmed

(Prog. + Adm)

SEREDE MARLINE MMBUKANE

Master in Data Science

ACE-DS

University of Rwanda

 

ABDULRAHMAN HALIMA

MSc in Internet of Things-Embedded Computing Systems

ACE IoT

University of Rwanda

Confirmed

(Prog. + Adm)

NANCY EVANS KALEE

MSc. Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

SACIDS

Sokoine University of Agriculture

Confirmed

(Prog. + Adm)

KUNDU MERCY NASIMIYU

Msc in Hydology and Climatic Studies

WISE FUTURES

Nelson Mandela Africa Institute of Science and Technology

Confirmed

(Prog. + Adm)

MALAWI

ALIDE THANDIWE

MSc. Analytical Chemistry

PTRE

Moi University

Confirmed

(Prog. + Adm)

RWANDA

INGABIRE MARIE ANGE

MSc. Railway Engineering (Civil Infrastructure)

ARERI

Addis Ababa University

Confirmed

(Prog. + Adm)

ISHIMWE PASCASIE

MSc. Railway Engineering (Rolling Stock)

ARERI

Addis Ababa University

Confirmed

(Prog. + Adm)

MUKANKUBANA JOHVANIE

MSc. In Biodiversity Conservation

CLIMATE SABC

Haramaya University

Confirmed

(Prog. + Adm)

MUKESHIMANA LILIOSE

MSc. In Water Management - Hydrology and water resources track

ACEWM

Addis Ababa University

Confirmed

(Prog. + Adm)

ODETTE MANIRAMBONA

MSc Railway Engineering Traction and Train Control

ARERI

Addis Ababa University

Confirmed

(Prog. + Adm)

UWASE MARIE LOUISE

MSc. Aquaculture

AQUAFISH

Lilongwe University

Confirmed

(Prog. + Adm)

INEZA MARIE AIMEE

MSc Railway Engineering Traction and Train Control

ARERI

Addis Ababa University

Confirmed

(Prog. + Adm)

TANZANIA

MOHAMED SWAUMU HASSAN

MSc. Agribusiness Management

CESAAM

Egerton University

Confirmed

(Prog. + Adm)

MEELA ANGEL GABRIEL

MSc in Internet of Things- Wireless Intelligent Sensor Networking

ACE IoT

University of Rwanda

Confirmed

(Prog. + Adm)

MGENI ASYA SULEIMAN

MSc in Internet of Things- Wireless Intelligent Sensor Networking

ACE IoT

University of Rwanda

Confirmed

(Prog. + Adm)

UGANDA

NASSAZI WINFRED

MSc Analytical Chemistry

PTRE

Moi University

Confirmed

(Prog. + Adm)

ATUGONZA STELLA

MSc in Petroleum Engineering

CS-OGET

Eduardo Mondlane University

Confirmed

(Prog. + Adm)

MPAGI EVA

Msc in Data Science

ACE-DS

University of Rwanda

Confirmed

(Prog. + Adm)

ZAMBIA

MAMBWE JOSEPHINE

MSc in Aquaculture

AQUAFISH

Lilongwe University

 

MWALE FLATA

MSc. Global Health Implementation Programme

ACEPHEM

University of Malawi

Confirmed

(Prog. + Adm)

KAONGA NAOMI

MSc. Microbiology

SACIDS

Sokoine University of Agriculture

Confirmed

(Prog. + Adm)

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For more information contact:
Agnes Asiimwe Okoth
Communication Officer
Mob: +256-752-980079
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http://ace2.iucea.org/

Higher Education stakeholders to discuss Transformative Higher Education Leadership for Enhanced Linkage between Academia, Public and Private Sectors

Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA), Kampala, Uganda, 19th May 2018: Higher Education stakeholders will meet to discuss the transformative higher education leadership for enhanced linkage between academia, public and private sector during the 9th IUCEA Annual Meeting that will take place on 21st – 22nd June 2018 in Bujumbura, Burundi at Hotel Panoramique.

Under the theme “Transformative Higher Education Leadership for Enhanced Linkage Between Academia, Public and Private Sectors”, Vice-Chancellors and Principals of member universities; representatives from Ministries responsible for higher education; and private sector from each Partner State will have an opportunity to discuss all aspects of industrialization. The discussions will look into the potential role of Higher Education institutions in the process through the partnership with the public and private sectors, both in terms of sharing of experience, knowledge and technology, enabling environment and adequacy of enabling environment for effective functioning of the partnerships. Other participants are the EAC Secretary General, the heads of commissions/councils for higher/university education, heads of national commissions/councils for science and technology, heads of EAC institutions and other higher education stakeholders.

The Annual Meeting will consist of two main parts: The Dialogue Session that will focus on the Theme of the Annual Meeting by discussing through keynote presentations on:

  1. University leadership with notions on public sector and industry relations being shared,
  2. Status of research in the EAC and role and prospects of the Higher Education sector contribution to enhancement of production and
  3. Set-ups for Academia-Industry linkages, perspectives of both the academia and industry.

The second part will give an opportunity to higher education stakeholders and member universities to be briefed about the activities coordinated by IUCEA during 2017/2018, achievements made and challenges encountered.

Notes to the Editor:

Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA), as a strategic institution of the East African Community (EAC) responsible for coordinating development of higher education and research in the region, has played a key role in coordinating various processes which include, among others: the Regional Quality Assurance System with its operational tools such the The Road Map to Quality: A Handbook for Quality Assurance in Higher Education in five volumes; Principles and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in Higher Education and benchmarks for academic programmes. Other documents include the East African Qualifications Framework for Higher Education (EAQFHE), which is both a human resources development tool and a platform for rationalization and mutual recognition of qualifications under the EAC Common Higher Education Area. IUCEA is steering a number of initiatives on the development of centres of excellence in various fields and levels, which will serve as hubs for the development of highly skilled human resources for the region. Mobility and networking of both academic staff and students, an important avenue for brain circulation as well as research and innovation information sharing facility are currently on top of IUCEA’s agenda to respond to various needs of our region. These developments reveal a unique and pivotal role the higher education plays in promoting enhanced socio-economic conditions for an integrated East African Community. The Annual Meeting is a platform for heads of higher education institutions to share among themselves and with Higher Education stakeholders, developments in higher education in the region and worldwide, in order to maintain and enhance the outputs and outcomes of their functions, reflective of competitiveness of the higher education sector in the East African Community. The 9th Annual Meeting has been organized in line with the provision in Section 7(1) of the IUCEA Act 2009, stating that “The Council shall meet at least once every year provided that one of such meetings shall be an Annual Meeting of the Council”.

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For more Information Contact:
Wilhelmina Balyagati,
Corporate and Public Relations Officer,
Inter-University Council for East Africa
Plot M833, Kigobe Road, Kyambogo, Kampala,
P. O. Box 7110 Kampala, Uganda,
Website: www.iucea.org
Tel: 256 414 256251/2, Mob: +256 774165467 (Ug), Mob: +255 788 497339 (Tz)

About the Inter-University Council for East Africa:

The Inter-University Council for East Africa coordinates harmonisation of higher education and training systems in East Africa, facilitates their strategic development and promotes internationally comparable standards and systems.

For more information, please visit the IUCEA website.

Kigali Hosts 2nd EAC Regional e-Health and Telemedicine Ministerial Conference and International Trade Exhibition

19th  May, 2018, Kigali Conference and Exhibition Village, Kigali, Republic of Rwanda:

The East African Science and Technology Commission (EASTECO) in collaboration with the East African Regional Centre of Excellence for Biomedical Engineering and e-Health at the University of Rwanda, the EAC Secretariat and Partner States convened the 2nd EAC Regional e-Health and Telemedicine Ministerial Conference and International Trade Exhibition at the Kigali Conference and Exhibition Village, Kigali, Rwanda on 17th May, 2018.

The Ministerial Conference considered the report and recommendations of the 2nd EAC Regional e-Health and Telemedicine Workshop that was held from 15th to 16th May, 2018 at the same venue.

The theme of the Conference was “harnessing science, technology and innovation to transform healthcare delivery and accelerate the attainment of Sustainable Development Goals in East Africa.

The meeting was attended by the Rt. Hon. Dr. Ali H. Kirunda Kivejinja, Second Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of EAC Affairs, Uganda and Chairperson of the EAC Council of Ministers; Hon. Sarah Achieng Opendi, Minister of State for Health, Uganda; Hon. Dr. Patrick Ndimubandi, the State Minister for Public and Primary Health, Rwanda. Kenya was represented by Hon. Dr. Rashid Aman, Chief Administrative Secretary, Ministry of Health, and Hon. Ken Obura, Chief Administrative Secretary, Ministry of EAC and Northern Corridor Development. Hon. Ummy Mwalimu, Minister of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children was represented by Mr. Toritoi Ngosayon Bunto, the Acting High Commissioner of Tanzania in Rwanda. The Ministerial Conference brought together 120 participants from the EAC region and beyond.

In his opening remarks, the Chief Guest, Rt. Hon. Dr. Kivejinja, Chairperson of the EAC Council of Ministers underscored the “importance of the conference in bringing together public and private policymakers, technologists, academia, researchers, medical professionals, NGOs and development partners to discuss how technology can be used to enhance healthcare delivery, brainstorm on eHealth policies and regulations and showcase eHealth solutions.”

Hon. Kivejinja called for a “continuous cooperation of EAC Partner States in developing relevant policies and adopting new technologies to enhance healthcare delivery through the use of information technology and communications systems with ultimate goal of improving the standards of living and increasing life expectancy of East Africans.”

In their deliberations, the Ministers noted that the 2nd eHealth conference built on the 1st conference that was convened by the EAC Secretariat in Kigali, Rwanda in 2010, in collaboration with Partner States. The meeting recalled that the regional agenda to invest in e-Government, which incorporates e-Health, was approved by the 13th Ordinary Summit of the EAC Heads of State that was held in 2006. The Ministers further recalled that the 19th Ordinary Summit of the EAC Heads of State held in Kampala, Uganda on 23rd February, 2018 approved nine health sector investment priorities for the period 2018 to 2028 and that one of the priority areas was Investment in e-Health and that most of the other eight priorities heavily incorporate aspects of e-Health.

The 2nd EAC Regional e-Health and Telemedicine Ministerial Conference:

  1. a) urged the EAC Partner States that do not have a National e-Health Strategy develop it in line with the WHO - ITU National e-Health Strategy Toolkit by 2020;
  2. b) directed EASTECO to conduct an EAC regional e-Health readiness assessment incorporating aspects of systems interoperability, costs and benefits of investing in e-Health by 30th December 2019 in collaboration with the EAC Secretariat, East African Health Research Commission, Partner States’ National Science and Technology Commissions/Councils and Partners;
  3. c) directed EASTECO to promote incubation of local digital health solutions in collaboration with the EAC Secretariat and the Partner States’ Ministries and Agencies responsible for ICT, Science, Technology and Innovation and submit progress reports to relevant Sectoral Councils and the Council of Ministers every two years;
  4. d) urged the Sectoral Council on Health to coordinate  the development of regional policies, laws, regulations, guidelines, standards, on health facility/patient safety, data sharing, data security and privacy to facilitate e-health enabled in country and cross border patient referrals within the EAC Partner States by 30th June 2020
  5. e) directed the EAC Regional Centre of Excellence for Biomedical Engineering and eHealth to conduct a study in the application of eLearning systems for training Health Professional in the Region and IUCEA to develop a regional framework to enhance regional and south-south collaboration in capacity building for e-Health by Jan 2020;
  6. f) directed EASTECO to take leadership in convening the EAC regional e-health and telemedicine workshops, ministerial conferences and international exhibitions every two years on a rotational basis among the Partner States in last week of October as part of the meetings of the EAC Sectoral Council of Ministers responsible for Health in collaboration with the EAC Secretariat, the EAHRC and the EAC Regional Center for Excellence for Biomedical Engineering and e-Health; and
  7. g) approved hosting of the 3rd EAC regional e-health and telemedicine workshops, ministerial conferences and international exhibitions by the Republic of Uganda from 28th to 30th October 2020 as approved by the 16th Ordinary Meeting of the EAC Sectoral Council of Ministers of Health.

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For more information, please contact:

Richard Irakoze
Communication Assistant
The East African Science and Technology Commission (EASTECO),
2nd Floor Telecom House, Kacyiru,
Kigali, Rwanda
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About EASTECO

The East African Science and Technology Commission (EASTECO) was established as an institution of the EAC, with an overall objective of “promoting and coordinating the development, management and application of Science and Technology in Partner States” composed with the Republics of Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, the United Republic of Tanzania and the Republic of Uganda.

It is a semi-autonomous institution of the EAC established by the 5th Extra-ordinary Summit of the EAC Heads of State held on 18th June 2007,in accordance with Chapter 16, Article 103 (a) of the Treaty on the Establishment of the East African Community, where the Partner States undertook to promote cooperation in the development of Science & Technology within the Community.

EASTECO Headquarters are in Kigali, Rwanda, 2nd Floor Telecom House, Kacyiru.

 


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