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