project brief

MEAC Coordination and Leadership

Implementor

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation

Project Value

US$ 2,582,000

Implementation Period

2010-2016

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Why this project?

The EAC integration agenda poses fundamental challenges to the political and economic landscape for Tanzanians. The public needs greater awareness of key issues, clear timelines, and defined benefits from integration. Inadequate debate and engagement on key issues have contributed to increased fears among sections of society (e.g. the private sector) about the real impact of integration. Various studies on the political economy of regional integration paint a nuanced picture of political commitment, with Parliament appearing much less engaged in regional and international policy compared to the domestic agenda. Most MPs are ill-informed about the process, and there are low levels of accountability for EAC integration across MDAs. As a result, Tanzania is perceived by other EAC members as cautious towards integration.

What:

This project will ensure that Tanzania benefits from EAC integration through institutional support to help MEAC develop its core capacity through technical assistance (TA) and other modalities of support. Key expected results include;

  • MEAC improves the strategic leadership and coordination of EAC integration
  • Enhanced awareness and knowledge on EAC integration

MDAs increase the implementation of EAC commitments

This project will ensure that Tanzania benefits from EAC integration through institutional support to help MEAC develop its core capacity through technical assistance (TA) and other modalities of support. Key expected results include;

  • MEAC improves the strategic leadership and coordination of EAC integration
  • Enhanced awareness and knowledge on EAC integration

MDAs increase the implementation of EAC commitments

How:

The project will strengthen institutional capacity (e.g. on strategic planning, communications, analysis and M&E) through training, mentorship and provision of short- and long-term TA as well as provision of equipment.  This work builds on fast-track activities conducted between July 2010 and March 2011, to ensure a seamless transition.

Contact:

Monica Hangi, Email; monica.hangi@trademarkea.com

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Desired Results

Tanzania substantially increases the implementation of a comprehensive framework for EAC integration.

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