Monday, 23 October 2017 | Login
EAC Heads of State EAC Heads of State

Climax Activities of EAC 10th Anniversary Celebrations Start in Arusha with Major Symposium on Critical Issues of Integration

 

EAC Headquarters, Arusha, 12 November 2009: The East African Community observes its 10th Anniversary this month (November 2009), marking ten years since the Signing of the Treaty for the Establishment of the East African Community in 1999.

 

A number of commemorative and promotional activities have been ongoing since August for the Anniversary Observance. One of the major activities, the EAC 10th Anniversary Symposium will be held at the Snowcrest Hotel, Arusha, on 13-14 November 2009 under the theme EAC 10 Years of Integration: One People, One Destiny

 

This will be a two-day Symposium and will involve the participation of over 100 participants drawn from Government, Civil Society, Academia, Business Community and the Media of the EAC countries, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Burundi and Rwanda.

 

High level presenters and discussants will lead discussions on 4 topics chosen for their significance to the East African regional integration at the moment: Pan Africanism and the Challenges of EAC Integration; Science and Technology as Strategic Driver of EAC Development ; Climate Change and its Implications to development in the EAC Region; and Role of Non State Actors in Deepening EAC Integration .

 

The Secretary General of the East African Community, Amb. Juma Mwapachu said the objectives of the Symposium are to highlight the achievements of the EAC during the 1st decade of its operations (1999-2009) and identify the challenges and prospects of the regional integration process in the period ahead. He said the Symposium would examine to what extent EAC regional integration meets the expectations and aspirations of the East African people and impacts their lives.

 

The Symposium will document, publicize and popularize the EAC among the East African people and galvanize a passionate, visionary and broad participation in the EAC integration process. The deliberations of the Symposium will be published in a book.

 

The Symposium will be attended by all the Ministers Responsible for EAC Affairs in the EAC Partner States - Hon Monique Mukaruliza, Minister of EAC Affairs, Rwanda and Chairperson of the EAC Council of Ministers, Rwanda Rt. Hon. Eriya Kategaya, First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of EAC Affairs, Uganda Hon Amason Jeffah Kingi, Minister for East African Community, Kenya Hon Dr Diodorus Kamala, Minister for East African Co-operation, Tanzania Hon Hafsa Mossi, Minister East African Community Affairs, Burundi - who will chair the various sessions of the Symposium.

 

The Symposium will be addressed by leading academics in the region, including Prof. Issa Shivji of the University of Dar es Salaam who will address on the topic Pan Africanism and the Challenges of EAC Integration, Prof Edward Oyugi of Tanzania who will present as paper on the Role of Non-State Actors in Deepening EAC Integration and Prof Laurent Ntahuga of Burundi who will lead discussions on Climate Change and its implications to Development in the EAC Region.

 

PROVISIONAL PROGRAMME OF THE SYMPOSIUM

 

 

 

DAY

 

TIME

 

VENUE

 

ACTIVITY

 

 

PRESIDING OFFICER

 

EXPECTED OUTCOME

 

12th November 2009

 

 

All Day

 

Snowcrest Hotel for booked delegates

 

Arrival of Delegates and checking in at Hotel(s)

 

Individual Basis and EAC Senior Conference Co-Ordinator

 

 

Arrival of Delegates in Arusha

 

13th November 2009

 

 

08.30 – 0900 hrs

 

 

Snowcrest Hotel

 

 

Registration and Documentation

 

 

Ag. Principal Information and Public Relations Officer

 

Registration/ Accreditation of Delegates and Distribution of Documents

 

 

 

0900hrs-0940hrs

 

 

 

OFFICIAL OPENING SESSION

 

Welcoming Remarks by Secretary General, Amb Juma Mwapachu

 

Remarks by the Representative of GTZ, Dr Thomas Walter

 

Official Opening by Chairperson of the EAC Council of Ministers, Hon Monique Mukaruliza

 

Deputy Secretary General ( Finance and Administration), Dr Julius Rotich

 

 

 

Purpose, objectives and expected outcomes of the Symposium elaborated

           
 

 

0940 – 1100hrs

 

 

 

COFFEE BREAK

 

Group Photograph

 

 

Ag. Principal Information and Public Relations Officer

 

 

Refreshments

Group Photo

 

 

 

 

1100- 1300hrs

 

 

Presentation and discussions on Pan Africanism and the Challenge of EAC Integration –

Presenter: PROF ISSA SHIVJI

Discussant: PROF DAN NABUDERE

 

 

Chair: Rt. Hon. Eriya Kategaya, First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of EAC Affairs, Uganda

 

 

 
 

 

13.00 hrs

 

 

 

Lunch Break

 

 

Refreshments

 

 

1400hrs-1600 hrs

 

 

 

Presentation and Discussions on Science and Technology as Strategic Driver of EAC Integration

Presenter: MR FIDELE KANDIKANDI

Contributory presentation on One Laptop per Child: REP OF THE ONE LAPTOP PER CHILD ASSOCIATION

Contributory Presentation: Mr Nicol Woodard, MICROSOFT

Discussant: MR JAMES SHIKWATI

 

 

Chair: Hon Amason Jeffah Kingi, Minister for East African Community, Kenya

 

 

14th Nov.

2009

 

 

0900-1100 hrs

 

 

 

Presentation and discussion on Climate Change and its Implications to Development in the EAC Region

Panel Discussions : DR WILFRED NYANGENA, GTZ and PROF. LAURENT NTAHUGA

 

 

 

Chair: Hon Dr Diodorus Kamala, Minister for East African Co-operation, Tanzania

 
 

 

1100-1130hrs

 

 

 

COFEE BREAK

   
 

 

1130 -1330hrs

 

 

Presentation and discussion on Role of Non-State Actors in Deepening EAC Integration

Presenter: PROF. EDWARD OYUGI

Contributory Presentation: MS REGINA KAREGA, GTZ

Discussant: MR REGINALD MENGI

 

 

Chair: Hon Hafsa Mossi, Minister East African Community Affairs, Burundi

 
 

 

1330-1430 hrs

 

 

 

LUNCH BREAK

   
 

 

1430-1530 hrs

 

 

Breakout Session for Group Discussions

 

   
 

 

1530- 1600 hrs

 

 

 

Presentation of Group Reports

 

 

Chair: Hon Monique Mukaruliza, Minister of EAC Affairs, Rwanda

 

 
 

 

 

1600 -1700 hrs

 

 

Wrap up of Sessions

 

Adoption of Report and Closing

 

 

Chair: Hon Monique Mukaruliza, Chairperson, EAC Council of Ministers

 

 
           

 

15 Nov. 2009

 

 

All Day

 

 

Departures

 

Individual Basis

 

bon voyage

 

 

EAC SECRETARIAT
ARUSHA
NOVEMBER 2009

 

Read 619 times Last modified on Sunday, 26 March 2017 15:45
Rate this item
(0 votes)

About Author

Leave a comment

Make sure you enter all the required information, indicated by an asterisk (*). HTML code is not allowed.