Nairobi, Kenya, May 27-28, 2010

CUTS Africa Resource Centre (CUTS ARC), Nairobi jointly with CUTS Geneva Resource Centre (CUTS GRC) under the project entitled, ‘Building an Inclusive East Africa Community’ (BIEAC) organised a regional workshop on ‘Strengthening the Role of Civil Society in Deepening EAC Regional Integration’ in Nairobi, Kenya on May 27-28, 2010. The aim of the BIEAC project is to empower and strengthen civil society in the EAC in their roles as proactive agents in the promotion and deepening of regional integration in EAC.

The objectives of the workshop were to:

  • Provide a forum to share the BIEAC Phase-II research outputs with the civil society and other stakeholders from all five EAC countries involved in and/or relevant to the implementation of the project in order for them to use it in their advocacy initiatives of promoting and enhancing the benefits of EAC regional integration; and
  • Provide a discussion forum to deliberate on various aspects of the involvement of civil society organisations (CSOs) in regional integration in EAC.

Therefore, the specific aims of this workshop were: