Youth Engagement With The EAC: Who Cares?

SID-Maanisha! Open Forum on Youth Engagement with the East African Community | Thursday October 18, 2012 from 8:30am - 12:00pm @ The Kinu Innovation Hub in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. 

The Society for International Development and Maanisha! will be co-hosting an open forum and discussion on how the youth and young professionals of Tanzania can best engage and interact with the East African Community and regional integration process anchored by SID's publication The State of East Africa 2012: Deepening Integration, Intensifying Challenges. The discussions will be driven by four tenets that young East Africans care about: Health, Jobs, Education and Aspirations. Do these factors align with the priorities of regional integration? Do the aspirations of young Tanzanians and East Africans match the goals of the regional integration process?

These are just some of the questions that will be addressed by a panel of influential Tanzanians as we seek to explore what it means to be East African. An open discussion will follow the panel and seek to tackle both challenges and opportunities of regional integration directly. Should young Tanzanians really care about the EAC and regional integration process?

The event will be attended by young professionals and university students and will be held at the KINU Innovation Space in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on Thursday October 18, 2012 from 8:30a-12pm.

The KINU Innovation Space is located on the First Floor of Conservation House, Plot No.245, A. H. Mwinyi Road between Best Bite and Airtel. (see map)

The Open Forum will explore the following questions:
1.  What Does It Mean To Be East African? Should You Care?
2.  What are the consequences of disengagement by the youth and Tanzania in general?
3.  What are the benefits and costs of regional integration for young Tanzanians?

For more information and if you would like to attend the event please contact Ahmed Salim ( or Gloria Mangi (