Tuesday, Dec 07, 2021

On 15th March 2010, the European Union and the four Regional Economic Communities of the Eastern and Southern Africa and Indian Ocean (ESAIO) Region, namely IGAD, COMESA, EAC, and IOC signed project financing agreements totalling 118 million Euros to support diverse regional economic integration and development projects (see details in the table below).

The projects are the first to be granted under the 10th European Development Fund (EDF 10) where 645 million Euros has been allocated to the ESAIO Region for the period between 2008 and 2013.

The signing ceremony was conducted at the Nairobi Hilton Hotel in the presence of the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance of the Republic of Kenya, Hon. Uhuru Kenyatta.

While on one hand, the EU was represented by Mr. Gary Quince, Director of Africa, Caribbean and Pacific at the EuropeAid Office of the European Union Commission in Brussels; on the other hand, the ESAIO Region was represented by the Chief Executive Officer of IGAD, COMESA and IOC, namely Eng. Mahboub Maalim, Mr. Sindiso Ngwenya, Amb. Callixte d’Offay respectively and the Deputy Secretary General of EAC, Dr. Julius Rotich.

 

Project Title

Lead RO

Amount in (€)

Continuation of the Regional Integration Support Programme (RISP)

COMESA

50.0

Regional Multidisciplinary Centre of Excellence (RMCE) start-up project

COMESA

5.6

ESA-IO Region – Inter Regional Coordination Committee (IRCC) Support

COMESA

11.5

Regional Political Integration and Human Security Support Programme PHASE I (RPIHSSP I - Preparatory Phase)

EAC

4.92

Inland Water Resources Management Programme in the IGAD Region

IGAD

14.7

Implementation of a Regional Fisheries Strategy for the ESA-IO (IRFS)

IOC

21.0

Implementing the SIDS Mauritius Strategy  in the ESA-IO region (ISIDSMS)

IOC

10.0

TOTAL

 

117.72

For more information, contact Mr. Maina karaba (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.),
Acting Director for Agriculture and Environment at the IGAD Secretariat

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