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Overview of EAC

The East African Community (EAC) is a regional intergovernmental organisation founded in 1967. The work of the EAC is guided by its Treaty (2000) which established the Community.

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EAC Partner States

The EAC is currently made up of six Partner States: Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda. Admission to the Community is guided by criteria spelt out in Article 3 of the EAC Treaty.

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EAC Organs

The EAC organs are the Summit, the Council of Ministers, the Co-ordinating Committee, the Sectoral Committees, the East African Court of Justice, the East African Legislative Assembly and the Secretariat.

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The Secretariat

The Secretariat is one of the main organs of the East African Community. The Secretariat is the executive Organ of the Community and is based in Arusha, Tanzania.                                                                  

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EAC Institutions

The EAC also has nine (9) institutions, three of which became operational in July 2015. All have their own leadership and their budgets are drawn from the consolidated, annual EAC budget

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Leadership Team

At the head of the EAC is the Summit. The Secretary-General is appointed by the Summit upon nomination by the relevant Head of State under the principle of rotation.

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Fraud Alert

Beware of scams implying association with the East African Community Organs and Institutions

The EAC Secretariat has been made aware of certain correspondence being circulated via email, from websites, and via regular mail or facsimile, falsely stating that it is issued by, or in association with the EAC Secretariat and / or its officials. These scams, which may seek to obtain money and / or in many cases personal details from the recipients of such correspondence, are fraudulent.

The EAC is in no way connected with these scams - the people behind them are not employees of the EAC and they are not acting on its behalf.

Please note that:

  • The EAC does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview, processing, training or other fee).
  • The EAC does not request any information related to bank accounts or other private information.
  • The EAC does not offer prizes, awards, funds, certificates, scholarships or conduct lotteries through email, mail or fax.

The EAC strongly recommends that the recipients of solicitations such as those described above exercise extreme caution in respect of such solicitations. Financial loss and identity theft could result from the transfer of money or personal information to those issuing such fraudulent correspondence. Victims of such scams should report them to their local law enforcement authorities.

Should you have any doubts about the authenticity of an email, letter or telephone communication purportedly from, for, or on behalf of the EAC and / or its officials, please send us an email query before taking any further action in relation to the correspondence.

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Cookie Policy

What are Cookies

As is common practice with almost all professional websites, this site uses cookies, which are tiny files that are downloaded to your computer, to improve your experience. This page describes what information they gather, how we use it and why we sometimes need to store these cookies. We will also share how you can prevent these cookies from being stored; however, this may downgrade or ‘break’ certain elements of the sites functionality.

For more general information on cookies, see the Wikipedia article on HTTP Cookies.

How we use Cookies

The EAC uses cookies for a variety of reasons detailed below. Unfortunately, in most cases, there are no industry standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to this portal. It is recommended that you leave on all cookies if you are not sure whether you need them or not in case they are used to provide a service that you use.

Disabling Cookies

You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this portal and many other websites that you visit. Disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of this portal. Therefore, it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.

The Cookies we set

If you create an account with us then we will use cookies for the management of the signup process and general administration. These cookies will usually be deleted when you log out; however, in some cases they may remain afterwards to remember your portal preferences when logged out.

We use cookies when you are logged in so that we can remember this fact. This prevents you from having to log in every single time you visit a new page. These cookies are typically removed or cleared when you log out to ensure that you can only access restricted features and areas when logged in.

This site offers newsletter and other subscription services and cookies may be used to remember if you are already registered and whether to show certain notifications which might only be valid to subscribed / unsubscribed users.

From time to time, we offer user surveys and questionnaires to provide you with interesting insights, helpful tools, or to understand our user base more accurately. These surveys may use cookies to remember who has already taken part in a survey or to provide you with accurate results after you change pages.

When you submit data through a form such as those found on contact pages or comment forms, cookies may be set to remember your user details for future correspondence.

In order to provide you with a great experience on this portal, we provide the functionality to set your preferences for how this site runs when you use it. In order to remember your preferences, we need to set cookies so that this information can be called whenever you interact with a page is affected by your preferences.

Third Party Cookies

In some special cases, we also use cookies provided by trusted third parties. The following section details which third party cookies you might encounter through this site.

This site uses Google Analytics, which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solutions on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content.

For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.

In some cases we may provide you with custom content based on what you tell us about yourself either directly or indirectly by linking a social media account. These types of cookies simply allow us to provide you with content that we feel may be of interest to you.

We also use social media buttons and / or plugins on this site that allow you to connect with your social network in various ways. For these to work, the following social media sites including: Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Instagram will set cookies through our site which may be used to enhance your profile on their site or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies.

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Hopefully that has clarified things for you and as was previously mentioned, if there is something that you are not sure whether you need or not, it is usually safer to leave cookies enabled in case it does interact with one of the features you use on our portal.

However, if you are still looking for more information then you can contact us through one of our preferred contact methods.

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Privacy Policy

The East African Community is committed to user privacy.

Certain information about the user, such as Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, navigation through site, software used, time spent and other similar information, may be stored on the EAC servers in small data pieces known as "cookies", which may also be written to the User’s computer system.

These cookies will not specifically identify the User.

The information will be used internally only for web portal traffic analysis.

If the user specifically provides unique identifying information, such as name, address and other information on forms stored on this portal, such information will only be used for statistical purposes and will not be published for general access.

The East African Community, however, assumes no responsibility for the security of this information.

Terms of Use

Terms of Use

The information on this web portal is subject to a disclaimer, a copyright notice, privacy protection policy and a fraud alert.


The East African Community (“EAC”) maintains this web portal (“portal”) to enhance public access to information about its initiatives and EAC policies in general. Our goal is to keep this information timely and accurate.

EAC administers this portal for itself and on behalf of the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) and East African Court of Justice (EACJ). All Material on this portal is subject to these terms and conditions. Unless otherwise provided, any reference in the present terms and conditions to “EAC” includes EALA and EACJ.

If errors are brought to our attention, we will try to correct them at our soonest possible.

However, the EAC accepts no responsibility or liability whatsoever with regard to the information on this portal.

This information is:

  • of a general nature only and is not intended to address the specific circumstances of any particular individual or entity;
  • not necessarily comprehensive, complete, accurate or up to date;
  • sometimes linked to external sites over which the EAC services have no control and for which the EAC assumes no responsibility;
  • not professional or legal advice (if you need specific advice, you should always consult a suitably qualified professional).

Please note that it cannot be guaranteed that a document available on-line exactly reproduces an officially adopted text. Only the Treaty for the Establishment of the EAC, Protocols and their respective Annexes, Acts of the Community and the East African Community Gazette (ISSN 0000211), are authentic and produce legal effects.

Every effort is made to keep the portal up and running smoothly. However, the EAC takes no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, the portal or any linked external sites being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues beyond our control.

Public Forum

Where this portal contains bulletin boards, chat rooms, access to mailing lists or other message or communication facilities (collectively, "Forums"), the user agrees to use the Forums only to send and receive messages and material that are proper and related to the particular Forum. By way of example, and not as a limitation, the user agrees that when using a Forum, the user shall not do any of the following:

  1. Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others.
  2. Publish, post, distribute or disseminate any defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful material or information.
  3. Upload or attach files that contain software or other material protected by intellectual property laws (or by rights of privacy of publicity) unless you own or control the rights thereto or have received all necessary consents.
  4. Upload or attach files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another's computer.
  5. Delete any author attributions, legal notices or proprietary designations or labels in any file that is uploaded.
  6. Falsify the origin or source of software or other material contained in a file that is uploaded.
  7. Advertise or offer to sell any goods or services, or conduct or forward surveys, contests, or chain letters.
  8. Download any file posted by another user of a Forum that you know, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally distributed in such manner.

The user acknowledges that all Forums or Discussion Groups are public and not private communications. Further, the user acknowledges that chats, postings, conferences, e-mails and other communications by other users are not endorsed by EAC, and such communications shall not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by EAC.

EAC reserves the right for any reason to remove without notice any contents of the Forums received from users, including without limitation e-mail and bulletin board postings.

Links to Third-party Web Sites

This portal contains links to third-party web sites. The linked sites are not under the control of the EAC and EAC is not responsible for the contents of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site. EAC provides these links only as a convenience, and the inclusion of a link does not imply endorsement of the linked site by EAC.

Linking to the EAC Web Portal

Generally, Internet web sites/portals may link to the EAC web portal without seeking the permission of EAC. However, such links must clearly identify EAC as the source of the information displayed and preserve the integrity of EAC portal pages without alteration.

This disclaimer may be appended to in the future to cover other matters of importance not currently under consideration at this writing.



This web portal and its content is copyright of the East African Community; © East African Community 2019. All rights reserved.

All materials that appear on this portal are the exclusive property of EAC or of its content providers, unless otherwise indicated.

EAC encourages users to print, download, or copy information from this portal exclusively for personal and non-commercial use. Users may not resell, redistribute or create derivative works for commercial purposes without the express, written consent of the EAC.


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P.O. Box 1096
United Republic of Tanzania

Tel: +255 (0)27 216 2100
Fax: +255 (0)27 216 2190
Email: eac@eachq.org