Making Investments Work for the People

EACSOF and SEATINI raised awareness on the state of play of the investment policies and practices at EAC level Introduction SEATINI Uganda held a regional meeting on the 18th to 19th May in Uganda, to discuss about foreign investments in East Africa and their implications to the local society. This meeting aimed at analyzing the level of foreign investment in each East African state. Hence a comparison of the level of foreign investment to the development of the local society that is to what extent does an individual citizen benefit…

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Civil Society Statement on the EU-EAC EPA and the Rendezvous Clause negotiations

EAC EPA :The European Commission proposal for a Council decision to sign and provisionally apply the EPA came out on 11 February 2016. At that moment, the text was also published in the different EU languages. Since then, the following activities have been undertaken: EPA translated into Kiswahili and circulated to the Partner States and shared with the EU; EU proposed revisions of a formatting, clerical and editorial nature and EAC provided responses on them EU has informed the EAC that the EU Council of Ministers will meet on 20…

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RIGHT TO A NATIONALITY AND ERADICATION OF STATELESSNESS

Right to a Nationality and Statelessness The Right to a Nationality The right to a nationality is a fundamental human right. It implies the right of each individual to acquire, change and retain a nationality. International human rights law provides that the right of States to decide who their nationals are is not absolute and, in particular, States must comply with their human rights obligations concerning the granting and loss of nationality. Arbitrary Deprivation of Nationality The right to retain a nationality corresponds to the prohibition of arbitrary deprivation of…

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EACSOF is keen to take collaboration with the East African Legislative Assembly a notch higher

EACSOF EALA Framework for Engagement

East African Legislative Assembly, Arusha, Tanzania; May 26, 2015: The Civil Society in the region under the aegis of the East African Civil Society Organisation Forum (EACSOF) is keen to take collaboration with the East African Legislative Assembly a notch higher. Consequently, linkages between both organisations are expected to be strengthened following the development of a collaboration framework. EACSOF officials late last week paid a courtesy call on the EALA Speaker, Rt. Hon Daniel F. Kidega and presented the proposed collaboration framework. The delegation was led by the EACSOF Secretary…

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Right to Nationality and Eradication of Statelessness

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Right to Nationality and Eradication of Statelessness In 2009 AfriMAP, now the AfRO, published two ground breaking studies focusing on issues of exclusion and citizenship in Africa.  Those reports stated that Africa’s wars are fuelled by many factors, most notoriously, natural resources and land.  However, citizenship also ranks atop the contributors to conflict on the African continent.  The rampant and unresolved issue of discrimination of citizenship has led to conflict in Côte d’Ivoire and Democratic Republic of Congo. The studies made an urgent case for the right to a nationality…

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MULTI-STAKEHOLDER CONFERENCE AND MODEL MINING LEGISLATION LAUNCH

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INTERNATIONAL ALLIANCE ON NATURAL RESOURCES IN AFRICA (IANRA) THE MULTI-STAKEHOLDER CONFERENCE AND MODEL MINING  LEGISLATION LAUNCH The IANRA held a  Multi-stakeholder Conference  on the 26 April 2016 at Silver Springs hotel in Nairobi,Kenya  and  a  Model Mining Legislation Launch in Naivasha on the 27 April  2016.   Multi-stakeholder Conference  enabled participants to review the The Model Mining Legislation   and  recommended for inclusion of gender mainstreaming, responsibility of the state,  community definition to accommodate national constitutions. The Model Mining Legislation is a work in progress document  and  EACSOF members are welcomed…

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EACSOF 8th Annual General Meeting 2016

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On the 16th March 2016, the East Africa Civil Society organizations’ forum (EACSOF) held the 8th Annual General Meeting at Naura Springs Hotel in Arusha, Tanzania. The meeting was graced by 46 CSOs delegates from the East Africa Community partner states and key development partners such as the Commonwealth Foundation, The Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, The Swedish Embassy, Foundation for CSOs in Tanzania (FCSO-TZ), and Action Aid. EACSOF President, Mr. Morris Odhiambo chaired the meeting. The key achievements of EACSOF were highlighted by the Secretary General, Mr. Zaa Twalangeti of Tanzania…

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