Our Vision

To deepen and widen East African Integration for sustainable development and improved livelihood of all Kenyans.

Our Mission

  • To facilitate, coordinate and oversee the development, monitoring and evaluation of the implementation of EAC policies, projects and programmes.
  • To promote partnerships and maintain linkages with all stakeholders on EAC matters.

Our Core Values Include

  • Integrity and transparency;
  • Teamwork and productive partnerships
  • Innovativeness and creativity;
  • Professionalism, Commitment and Customer focus;
  • Equity, Fairness and Inclusion;
  • Sustainability

The State Department for East African Community Integration is charged with the responsibility of coordinating and implementing policies, strategies and programmes aimed at deepening regional integration. It formulates policy on East African Community, coordinates Government and private sector participation in the EAC Affairs, coordinates the implementation of the EAC regional programmes, coordinates the implementation of EAC Treaty and promotes and fast tracks EAC integration process.

The State Department aims at strengthening the participation of Kenya in the implementation of the Customs Union, Common Market and Monetary Union protocols within the established timelines. It is also plays the coordination role in laying the foundation for the EAC Political Federation.

The State Department of East African Community Integration is comprised of five directorates within which the above measures are actualized. They include the following:-

  • Directorate of Administration and Planning;
  • Directorate of Economic Affairs;
  • Directorate of Political Affairs;
  • Directorate of Productive and Services; and
  • Directorate of Social Affairs.

a) The Directorate of Administration

  • Supervision, coordination and direction of administrative and human resource matters.
  • Budgeting and financial management
  • Planning, Research, Monitoring and Evaluation programmes and activities
  • Records management
  • Coordination of senior staff meetings, retreats and conferences
  • Oversee the acquisition, maintenance and installation of Government properties at the Ministry.
  • Coordination and implementation of Government policy initiatives in the Ministry
  • ICT Management.

b) The Directorate of Economic Affairs

  • Coordination of development and follow-up on the implementation of programmes, projects and activities related to economic sectors including trade, industry, investment, standardization, metrology, fiscal, customs union, common market and monetary union
  • Coordination of negotiations on the economic sectors;
  • Follow-up on the elimination of Non-Tariff Barriers;
  • Initiating and conducting research/studies on economic related areas;
  • Coordination an supporting the preparation of country position papers for the economic sectors;
  • Ensuring effective management of stakeholders including the ministries, departments, agencies, private sector and general public in the EAC integration on economic related matters;

c) The Directorate of Political Affairs

  • Coordination of development and follow-up on the implementation of programmes, projects and activities related to political affairs, regional peace and security, defence, cooperation and foreign policy coordination, Good governance and access to justice, East African Legislative Assembly, Immigration and Refugees.
  • Coordination and negotiations on the political federation;
  • Initiating and conducting, research/studies on political related areas;
  • Coordination and supporting the preparation of country position papers for the political sectors;
  • Liaising and ensuring effective engagement of stakeholders including the ministries, departments, agencies, private sector and general public in the EAC integration on political related matters.

d) The Directorate of Social Affairs

  • Coordination of development and follow-up on the implementation of programmes, projects and activities related to social sectors including education, training, science and technology, health, culture and sports and social welfare – East African Governments Handbook 37;
  • Coordination of negotiations on the social sectors;
  • Initiating and conduction research/studies on social related areas;
  • Coordination and supporting the preparation of country position papers for the social sectors;
  • Liaise and ensuring effective engagement of stakeholders including the ministries, department, agencies, private sector and general public in the EAC integration on social related matters

e) The Directorate of Productive and Services Sectors

  • Coordination of development and follow-up on the implementation of programmes, projects and activities related to productive sectors including infrastructure, energy, meteorology, environment and natural resources, tourism and wildlife management, agriculture and food security, and Lake Victoria.
  • Coordination of negotiations on the productive sectors;
  • Initiating and conducting research/studies on productive related areas;
  • Coordination and supporting the preparation of country position papers for the productive sectors;
  • Liaise and ensuring effective engagement of stakeholders including the ministries, department, agencies, private sector and general public in the EAC integration on productive related matters.