The new Executive Secretary, Professor Alexandre Lyambabaje assumed duty on 6th November 2015 to lead the Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA) for the next five years.
This follows the end of tenure of Prof. Mayunga H. H. Nkunya who led the institution since 2010. Prof. Lyambabaje brings vast experience from Rwanda where he has worked in several Ministries including the Ministry of Commerce, Tourism Industry, Investments Promotion and Cooperatives as Cabinet Minister. Prof. Lyambabaje also supervised the formulation of policies for the Ministry in particular Rwanda Tourism Policy; contributed to regional integration process through active participation to regional ministerial meetings including East African Community (EAC) and Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) meetings. He participated in bilateral and multilateral negotiations, African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) with United States of America, Word Trade Organisation meetings, the United Nations Conference and Trade Development (UNCTAD) meetings…) and contributed to the promotion of Rwanda agriculture products including artisan products inside and outside the country.
Inter-University Council or East Africa will hold University Students Forum
on 4th – 5th May 2015 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Students will be
introduced to roles and functions of IUCEA and support offered by IUCEA
to universities and to other stakeholders. Other areas students will be
introduced to, will be on Harmonization of education systems in EAC:
Opportunities, Challenges and way forward and opportunity for regional
integration through research.
As key stakeholders students through groups will discuss
a) Role of research in regional integration and its contribution to socio-
b) Advantages of linking universities to the private sector and can
partnership between private/public sectors promote students’
c) Harmonization of education systems and its contribution to socio-
economic development of EAC?
d) Recommendations on other opportunities students think IUCEA can
offer together with their roles in regional integration.
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