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EAC joins the rest of the world in celebration International Youth Day 2022

East African Community Headquarters, Arusha, Tanzania, 12th August, 2022: The East African Community (EAC) in collaboration with East African Youth Network (EAYN), and with support from German Development Cooperation (GIZ) and Plan International (Plan MEESA), today commemorated the International Youth Day 2022 at the EAC Headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania. 

The 2022 International Youth Day held under the theme “Intergenerational Solidarity: Strengthening Youth Engagement in the EAC Integration Process” brought together EAYN members, representatives of the Arusha City Council, Apex Bodies of the Regional Dialogue Committee and Youth Associations in the region among others. 

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Women hold key to region's economic success, says EAC Secretary General

East African Community Headquarters, Arusha, Tanzania, 7th March, 2022; The Secretary General of the East African Community (EAC),  Hon. (Dr)  Peter Mathuki said women constitute more than 50 percent of the population of the EAC and therefore hold the key to the region’s economic success.  

Dr. Mathuki made a statement earlier today during the opening session of an Annual Women’s Conference organized by EAC Secretariat in collaboration with the Tengeru Institute of Community Development as part of the 2022 International Women’s Day celebrations. 

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President Uhuru Kenyatta calls for greater participation of youth in Africa in political and economic affairs

…as 2021 Youlead Summit starts in Arusha, Tanzania

East African Community Headquarters, Arusha, Tanzania, 9th November, 2021: The President of the Republic of Kenya, H.E. Uhuru Kenyatta, has urged fellow African leaders to prioritize the participation of youth on the continent in economic and political affairs Africa to expand Africa’s productive workforce and promoting entrepreneurship. 

President Kenyatta said that the youth had lots of energy and ideas that could be harnessed as positive instruments of change to counteract the adverse impact of COVID-19 and climate change. 

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EAC launches Raising the Flag Project

East African Community Headquarters, Arusha, Tanzania, 15th July 2021:  The EAC Secretariat has launched the ‘Raising the Flag’ Project to promote the engagement of youth and children in the EAC integration process.

‘Raising the Flag’ is an EAC sensitization initiative that will be implemented in collaboration with Save the Children International and organisations under the East African Civil Society Organisations Forum and the East African Youth Network.  

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5th Sectoral Council of Ministers on Gender, Youth, Children, Social Protection and Community Development underway in Arusha

East African Community Headquarters, Arusha, Tanzania, 9th June, 2021: A five-day meeting of the Sectoral Council Ministers on Gender, Youth, Children, Social Protection and Community Development is currently underway at the EAC Headquarters in Arusha. 

The 5th Sectoral Council on Gender, Youth, Children, Social Protection and Community opened on Monday, 7th June, 2021 with the Session of Senior Officials that ended today, Wednesday, 9th June, 2021. The Coordination Committee or Session of Permanent/Principal/Under Secretaries is slated for Thursday, 10th June, 2021 followed by the Session of Ministers/Cabinet Secretaries on Friday, 11th June, 2021. 

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EAC marks International Women's Day 2021

East African Community, Arusha, Tanzania, 12th March 2021: The East African Community (EAC), in collaboration with women organizations, and financial support from the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH through the Support to Market Driven and People’s Centred Integration (SEAMPEC) programme, commemorated the international women’s day 2021 virtually under the theme “Women in Leadership: Achieving an Equal Future in a COVID-19 World” with the Campaign Theme being: #ChooseToChallenge.

EAC staff, EALA members, representatives from EACJ, apex bodies of the Regional Dialogue Committee, GIZ staff, women rights associations in the region and EAC Youth Ambassadors, attended the virtual meeting.

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EAC Launches the 50 Million African Women Speak Networking Platform in the Republic of Kenya

East African Community Headquarters, Arusha, Tanzania, 9th March 2021: As part of the International Women's Day celebrations, on 8th March 2021; the Kenyan government, in partnership with the East African Community, launched the 50 Million African Women Speak Project Networking Platform from the Kenya School of Government (KSG), Kabete Campus, Nairobi.

The online platform is intended to support women empowerment initiatives by providing African Women Entrepreneurs with access to critical information on financial and non-financial services and providing opportunities for business networks among African Women Entrepreneurs.

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EAC Secretariat to celebrate International Women's Day on Friday 12th March, 2021

…. Theme: “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world”

East African Community Headquarters, Arusha, Tanzania, 9th March, 2021: The EAC Secretariat together with various partners including EAC staff from all Organs and Institutions, Civil Society Organizations, Private Sector Organizations and International organizations will mark the 2021 International Women's Day on Friday 12th March,2021.    

The overall objective of the event is to provide a platform for dialogue on the EAC commitments to promoting women in leadership in the East African Community Secretariat, Partner States and its integration agenda/processes. 

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EAC Business Women set to reap benefits from Moringa Sector

East African Community ,Arusha ,Tanzania, 27th November, 2020: The East African Women in Business Platform (EAWiBP), in collaboration with the EAC Secretariat, and financial support from the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH through the Intra-Regional Trade Facility Initiative (IRTF), successfully launched the project Value Addition for Increased Market Access in the Moringa Sector in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

The 25th to 27th November, 2020 training workshop included women in the moringa value chain from Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda on branding, packaging, and standard certification.  

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Retired Tanzania President Jakaya Kikwete urges youth in Eastern Africa to sieze the moment and show leadership

East African Community ,Arusha ,Tanzania, 23rd November, 2020: Retired Tanzanian President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete has called upon the youth in the region to seize the moment and show leadership in politics, business sector, sports and the arts among other fields.  

President Kikwete said that digital age has made today’s youth a more lucky generation than any other saying that technology and information had made it possible for them to undertake tasks from anywhere including holding virtual meetings. 

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