Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA)is an EAC Institution whose mission is to promote strategic and sustainable development of higher education systems and research for supporting East Africa’s socio-economic development and regional integration. Its vision is to become an EAC strategic institution responsible for promoting, developing and coordinating human resources development and research in the region. The objectives of IUCEA are to facilitate networking among universities in East Africa, and with universities outside the region; provide a forum for discussion on a wide range of academic and other matters relating to higher education in East Africa; and facilitate the maintenance of internationally comparable higher education standards in East Africa so as to promote the region’s international competitiveness. The functions of IUCEA include advising the EAC Partner States on higher education matters so as to contribute towards meeting national and regional developmental needs, coordinating inter-university cooperation in East Africa, and promoting internationally comparable higher education standards and systems for sustainable regional development.
East African Business Council (EABC)is the umbrella organization of the Private Sector in East Africa and is at the forefront in facilitating Private Sector participation in the EAC integration process. EABC members are drawn from the Private Sector in the EAC Partner States, consisting of companies, business associations, and government agencies involved in facilitating trade. EABC projects and programmes are designed to (i) bring together potential business partners by developing critical contacts and business relationships; (ii) provide a forum for exchange of information and ideas; (iii) raise East Africa’s investment profile both regionally and globally; and (iv) address issues that limit private sector competitiveness in trade and investment. The strategic focus of EABC is to bring all private sector associations under EABC fold in order to (i) give the EAC private sector a stronger voice; (ii) enhance private-public sector dialogue with a view to ensuring that the private sector plays its rightful role in driving the EAC integration agenda; (iii) work towards a business environment that is conducive to trade and investment; (iv) enhance the capacity of EABC national focal points and other trade support institutions to be competent advocates for the private sector; and (v) improve private sector competitiveness through provision of regular business and trade information.
East African Development Bank (EADB)was established in 1967 under the Treaty of the then East African Co-operation that established the former EAC. In 1980EADB was re-established under its own Charter, following the breakup of the former EAC in 1977. Under this Charter, the role and mandate of EADB were reviewed and its operational scope expanded. Under this expanded operational scope, EADB offers a broad range of financial services in the Member States of Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda, with an overriding objective of strengthening socio-economic development and regional integration. The four Member States own EADB. Other shareholders include the African Development Bank (AfDB), the Netherlands Development Finance Company (FMO), German Investment and Development Company (DEG), SBIC-Africa Holdings, Commercial Bank of Africa, Nairobi, Nordea Bank of Sweden, Standard Chartered Bank, London, and Barclays Bank Plc., London.
Further information about the Academic-Public-Private Partnership Forum and Exhibitions 2016 can be obtained from the following contacts:
Executive Secretary, Inter-University Council for East Africa, Kigobe Road, Kyambogo, P.O. Box 7110, Kampala, Uganda, Tel. +256-773-181662; +256-414-256251/2; Fax +256-414-342007; E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, www.iucea.org
Executive Director, East African Business Council, Oloirien House, Kijenge, Perfect Printers Street, P.O. Box 2617, Arusha, Tanzania, Tel +255-27-2543047, Fax +255-27-2509997, E-mail:email@example.com,www.eabc.info
Director General, East African Development Bank, Plot 4 Nile Avenue, P.O. Box 7128 Kampala, Uganda, Tel:+256 417 112900/1/2; +256 312 230000 Fax: +256-41-253585 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org