Nairobi, Kenya 30th November to 1st December 2017 – Kenya Human Rights Commission (KHRC) in partnership with EACSOF Kenya organized a regional CSO forum to discuss the role CSOs in ensuring that EAC partner states uphold and implement their regional and national commitments. The meeting brought together CSOs from five EAC
Partner States (Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and Tanzania). The meeting was also graced by UNHCR Regional Office representatives. The forum: Develop an advocacy plan of action (2017-18) for citizenship and nationality within the EA; Established the EAC Coalition of Statelessness to be housed by EACSOF Secretariat (Arusha); Agreed to work with UNHCR to conclude their study on Statelessness which will include support to assist hold national level consultation with actors on statelessness between January and March 2018.; Work with other partners to lobby for adoption of the AU Draft Protocol by 2019.