Mapping and design of programme to address the organizational capacity of private sector and civil society engagement in trade related initiatives within the East Africa Community (EAC)
IPE Africa | News | December 06, 2016 IST
The objective of this assignment is to identify and undertake a mapping exercise of private sector and civil society engagement in the EAC and the Democratic Republic of Congo, to develop strategies, recommendations and design a programme to address organisational capacity and effectiveness of a select Private Sector Organisation (PSO)/ Civil Society Organisations (CSO). The assignment will also identify linkages to other TMEA’s programmes. IPE Africa is carrying out the assignment in association with The Law and Development Partnership (LDP). The Rwanda mission is being led by Eunice Khaguli.
The project commenced on the 31st of October 2016 and is currently concluding the inception phase. The assignment is expected to be completed in three (03) calendar months. So far the team has been engaged in desktop research, reviewed ongoing TMEA PSO/CSO initiatives and global best practice. As an immediate follow up to the review is the mapping phase which entails stakeholder consultations. The launch of the Export Growth Facility took place on November 21st, 2016 with the Hon’ble François Kanimba - Minister of Trade, Industry and East African Affairs as a keynote speaker. Participation included representatives of DFID, Rwanda, Private Sector Federation, IPE Global and other local & international trade actors and prospecting beneficiaries.
- Eunice Khaguli