The State Department of East African Community Integration has organized a round table for stakeholders whose objective is to provide a forum for deliberation on projects and programmes of national interest to Kenya, as well as generation of agenda for the Community, thus propelling Kenya as agenda setter for the EAC.
The May 31st, 2016 round table at the Laico Regency Hotel is the first of such forums designed to bring together major policy makers from both the public and private sectors responsible for driving forward the EAC integration agenda.
The round table is aimed at deepening the relationship between the Government and Private Sector as provided for in the EAC Treaty, besides providing a platform for constructive dialogue for improvement of business investment climate in the region.
Specifically, the round table is tailored towards deepening the relationship between the government and private sector in driving forward the integration process, and bringing together key people from across the EAC to share progress, challenges and solutions to regional integration and to facilitate the timely implementation of agreed resolutions.
Discussions at the first the round table will revolve around several key thematic areas, among them:
* Trade, Investment, Finance and Industry;
* Transport, Communication and Infrastructure;
* Agriculture, environment, tourism and wildlife;
* Education, health and labour;
* Political Affairs aqnd security;
* Legal and Judicial Affairs
Participants expected at the round table are Cabinet Secretaries, Principal Secretaries, CEOs of State Corporations, Private Sector and Civil Society Organizations.
At the end of the round table, the participants are expected to:
The Round Table will start at 8.30 with a plenary session followed by breakout groups and reconvene at 12 for feedback, comments by PS’s and a Key note address in Plenary.