August 19, 2013, Nairobi, Kenya
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Amb. Dr. Richard Sezibera, Secretary General of the East African Community (EAC) spoke on the topic “Regional Integration for Sustainable Development in the East African Community” at Hilton Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya on August 19, 2013.
The event was chaired by Dr. Mukhisa Kituyi, incoming Secretary General of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). The discussants included Prof. Japser Okelo, the chair of the WTO Chairs Programme-Kenya; Mr. Lamin Manneh, Chief Regional Integration Officer, African Development Bank; and Mr. Frank Matsaert, Chief Executive Officer, Trade Mark East Africa.
Regional integration is one critical factor in efforts to achieve sustainable development in East Africa. This sustainability does not mean the maintenance of the status quo but should look at the long term development needs of the region. The region should integrate because it is the right thing to do at this time – Ambassador Richard Sezibera, the Secretary General of East African Community (EAC).