East African Community (EAC)

There are seven NEPAD programmes being implemented in EAC. 

Current Programmes:

  1. CAADP 

  • The NEPAD Agency deployed technical and financial support to the East African Community (EAC) where Regional Agriculture Investment Plans, including a Strategic Plan on Agriculture and Food Security were developed. One of its current projects is a USAID funded programme using mobile technology to give farmers real-time market prices. 

  1. Agriculture Technical and Vocational Education and Training

  2. EAC was sensitised on the implementation of Agricultural Education and Skills Improvement Framework (AESIF). The EAC and SADC workshop was attended by seven countries at Kigali on 6-8 Sept 2015.

    Gender, Climate Change and Agriculture Support Programme (GCCASP)

  • Sustainable Energy 4 All (SE4ALL)

  1. African Medicines Regulatory Harmonisation (AMRH)
  • A critical model law for regulation of medical products was endorsed by African Heads of State and Government at the January AU Summit 2016 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  The model law will accelerate the regulation of safe, quality and affordable medical products and technologies in the EAC region.
    Implementation of harmonised medical product regulatory standards in the EAC came into effect in January 2015. These standards are purposed on facilitating the marketing authorisation of products in the five partner States of the region. The EAC has also initiated a process of drafting a regional pharmaceutical policy and bill for the establishment of an EAC Medicines and Food Safety Commission.
    Decisive actions were taken to fight Ebola in countries worst hit by the virus. Regional technical working groups to provide oversight on clinical trials for candidate Ebola vaccines were established in the East and West African regions. The joint reviews in the two regions will not only fast-track the approval process for the vaccine trials but also serve as a mechanism for strengthening regulatory systems and ethical standards in Africa.
    In a pilot demonstration project conducted in March 2014, EAC member countries jointly inspected and registered five pharmaceutical products of varying origin, with assistance from the WHO Prequalification of Medicines Programme. In less than a year, the WHO and EAC jointly inspected and authorised two antimalarial drugs and three generic pharmaceuticals: Falcimon, Misoprost 200 and Pill 72. The procedure was completed 30 to 40 per cent faster than usual, resulting in significant cost and time savings.
    Four Regional Centres of Excellence have been initiated in Uganda, Kenya and Uganda to help strengthen regulatory capacity development in the EAC, including medicine evaluation and registration, licensing of the manufacture, import, export, distribution and; inspection and surveillance of manufacturers, importers, wholesalers and dispensers of medicines, and in pharmacovigilance.


  • Capacity Development

  • RECs Capacity Development Focal Points 


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