4th EAC Secretary General’s Forum

The 4th EAC Secretary General’s Forum was held at Hyatt Hotel, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania from 3rd to 4th March, 2016. The Forum provided an opportunity to widen and deepen the EAC integration process especially in the area of Good Governance and Constitutionalism. The Forum was organized by the EAC Secretariat in collaboration with Regional Dialogue Committee (RDC) and supported by the Germany International Development Agency (GIZ), Trademark East Africa (TMEA) and International Republic Institute (IRI) and attended by approximately, 150 delegates. The overall objective of the 4th Annual SG’s Forum was to provide an opportunity for the Private Sector, Civil Society and other interest groups to share experiences and good practices geared towards promotion of good governance and constitutionalism to inform the development of policies and programmes in the region. The specific objectives of the Forum were to:

  1. Discuss the status of Electoral Reforms in the region and their implications on peace and stability in the region
  2. Deliberate on how the civic space of EAC Citizens can be protected
  3. Assess the effectiveness of decentralization policies and their implications on regional integration
  4. Discuss the attainment of Universal Health Coverage in the EAC
  5. Assess the extractive industries vis a vis the rights of local Ccommunities in the region

Theme and Sub-themes The Theme for the 4th SGs Forum was: ’Good Governance and Constitutionalism in the East African Community” with a focus on the following sub-themes;

  1. Electoral Reforms in East Africa: Topic- Electoral reforms in the region and their implications on Peace and stability;
  2. Protecting the Civic Space in the EAC: Topic- The place of EAC Citizens in determining the affairs that affects them;
  • Fiscal decentralization: Topic- The effectiveness of decentralization policies and their implications on regional integration;
  1. EAC Electoral Processes vis a vis trade and Investment: Topic – The economic impact of electoral processes in East Africa;
  2. Social Protection agenda in the EAC: Topic- Universal Health coverage: Rights based approach to universal Health Coverage in the EAC;
  3. Extractive Industries and marginalization: Topic- Assessing extractive industries Vis a Vis the rights of local communities;and
  • Corruption and its impact on business in the EAC: Topic- the Role of the Private Sector in fighting corruption; a case of Tanzania.

Report of the 4th EAC Secretary General’s Forum



Matrix of Recommendations of the 4th EAC Secretary General’s Forum


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