• EIMA Delegation
    EIMA Delegation
    A Delegation of EAEA Members involved in Agribusiness at the Italian Embassy in Kampala. They were sent off by H.E. Domenico Fornara
  • EAC Intellectual Property Workshop
    EAC Intellectual Property Workshop
    Workshop to Validate the Draft Report for the EAC Regional Policy for Science Technology and Innovation and Intellectual Property on 24th-25th September 2018 at Kenya School of Monetary Studies, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Uganda-DRC Business Forum
    Uganda-DRC Business Forum
    The 7th Session of Uganda-DRC Joint Permanent Commission Senior officials meeting at Speke Resort Munyonyo, Meera conference hall. Strengthen cooperation between Uganda and DRC.
  • COMESA Competition Commission Training
    COMESA Competition Commission Training
    Sensitization And Training Of District Commercial Officers And Private Sector Umbrella Organizations On Competition Law And Practices At Ridar Hotel-Uganda 27th -28th September 2018
  • EAEA agri-business Members who attended the National Ploughing Championship, Dublin, Ireland 2018
  • Members of EAEA at a press meeting at the Irish Embassy in Kampala
  • A Delegation of EAEA Members at the Irish Embassy Kampala, before they set off to Ireland to attend the National Ploughing Championship
  • Ensuring that Entrepreneurs’ Interactions with national, regional & international organizations are mutually beneficial (Win-Win strategy).
  • Enhancing Skilled Human Capacity Development
  • We work to support the EAC economic, political, social and cultural integration
  • Promotion and development of markets both locally, regionally and internationally
  • Advocating for the rights of Entrepreneurs at all relevant national & regional fora, this includes but not be limited to: i) Government Ministries, departments and Authorities ii) Non-governmental organizations. iii) Councils and Municipalities iv) Any other relevant local, regional and international fora.
  • Encouraging the development of infrastructure (factory shells, incubation centers e.t.c) for the promotion of Entrepreneurs activities
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Advocating for the Rights of Entrepreneurs

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Advocating for the rights of Entrepreneurs at all relevant national, regional & international fora, this includes but not limited to: Government Ministries, departments and Authorities, Non-governmental organizations, Councils and Municipalities, and any other relevant local, regional and international fora.

In order to effectively advocate for the rights of Entrepreneurs, EAEA carries out the following Activities;

  • Collecting and analyzing data on issues affecting entrepreneurs to inform lobbying and advocacy.
  • Analyzing draft policies, bills and regulations to ensure that the interests of entrepreneurs are taken into consideration.
  • Adequate representation of the entrepreneurs at different national, regional and international policy platforms.
  • Constant consultation, sensitization and feedback to the entrepreneurs on business and trade policy related issues.
  • Continually engage in policy dialogue at national, regional and international levels, to enable EAEA contribute positively to decisions and policy debates for effective representation of the EAEA membership.
  • Benchmarking policies in the world to harmonize the regional trade.
  • Forging strategic alliances, locally, regionally, and internationally with major business advocacy groups to broaden platforms for representation and advocacy
  • Solving business disputes amongst entrepreneurs and/or Government and playing a mediatory role for the good of the business community.

What has been done so far ? The following are some of the few interventions by EAEA in Advocating for the rights of Entrepreneurs;

  • Representation of the entrepreneurs at different national, regional and international policy platforms;.
  • EAEA represents the private sector on the development of a Regional Innovation-Led Bioeconomy Strategy for Eastern Africa (BiSEA) 
  • Grain growth policy
  • Tourism development policy
  • COMESA Competition Law and Practices.
  • Waste management policy
  • Coffee Bill
  • The EAC regional policy for science technology and innovation and Intellectual Property (IP), September 2018
  • Arbitration of Business Disputes; Signed an MOU to set up an arbitration center to solve business disputes amongst entrepreneurs and/or Government and playing a mediatory role for the good of the business community
  •  Sessions of Uganda -DRC meetings
  • EAEA has written our 50 policy papers and articles
  • Forging strategic alliances, locally, regionally, and internationally with major business advocacy groups to broaden platforms for representation and advocacy : MTIC MOUs, MAAIF
  • Collecting and analyzing data on issues affecting entrepreneurs to inform lobbying and advocacy. Dissemination of reports through emails, EAEA social media, EAEA Newsletter,
  •  Engage in policy dialogue at national, regional and international levels, to enable EAEA contribute positively to decisions and policy debates for effective representation of the EAEA membership.

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