Regional Dialogue Committee Members at Laico Regency in Nairobi, Kenya
The purpose of the meeting was to consider the report and recommendations of the 5th Annual EAC Secretary General’s Forum and to assign responsibilities and timelines for follow up. The meeting was further expected to discuss the preparation of the 6th Annual Secretary General’s Forum and the process of conducting national level
dialogue forums leading to the regional forum.
Nairobi, Kenya - 17-18th October, 2017 – The EAC Regional Dialogue Committee meeting brought together the Private Sector, Civil Society and Other Interest groups; representatives from the Ministries responsible for EAC Affairs in the Partner States; Regional Apex Bodies of the Dialogue Parties; the GIZ and the EAC Secretariat.
The meeting proposed the following as the themes for the 6th SG’s Forum: a) Realizing the EAC development agenda: the critical role of industrialization; Deepening EAC integration through industrialization; and The EAC in my lifetime: a reality or an illusion? The RDC also adopted three sub-themes under which topics will be developed. The sub-themes included: 1) Realizing effective development cooperation in the EAC; Citizens’ scoring of the common market protocol; and Promotion of local procurement for EAC development