Category: Trade, Investment and Regional Integration

FACT SHEET: AFRICA SHOULD SUPPORT THE LEGALLY BINDING INSTRUMENT ON BUSINESS AND HUMAN RIGHTS

FACT SHEET: AFRICA SHOULD SUPPORT THE LEGALLY BINDING INSTRUMENT ON BUSINESS AND HUMAN RIGHTS

African states are signatory to more than 900 investment treaties. Majority of these have been signed with non-African states. The intention for signing investment treaties is vested within the solo interest to protect the rights of foreign investors in the host state, albeit at the cost of human rights and the host states’ development interests. For more than “20 years, ‘human rights’ and ‘business’ were very rarely ...

CIVIL SOCIETY STATEMENT ON PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS

CIVIL SOCIETY STATEMENT ON PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS

Civil society statement on Public-Private Partnerships developed during a side event held at the sidelines of the Tanzania – Business Forum to inform the  Public Private Partnerships Forum Africa Inaugural Conference in Kampala, Uganda from 16th-18th September 2019. Civil Society warn EAC governments about the lack of democratic accountability in Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) arguing that the new ...

CIVIL SOCIETY PARALLEL SESSION ON PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS IN  EAST AFRICA

CIVIL SOCIETY PARALLEL SESSION ON PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS IN EAST AFRICA

The Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, Southern and Eastern Trade Information and Negotiations Institute (SEATINI) and HakiMadini are organizing a civil society parallel session on the sidelines of the 1st Uganda – Tanzania Business Forum. The theme of the parallel session is prepared under the theme “Are Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) a healthy option for East Africa?”. The session is scheduled to take place on  ...

PRESS STATEMENT ON A PUBLIC INTEREST LITIGATION CASE ON THE CLOSURE OF UGANDA-RWANDA  BORDER

PRESS STATEMENT ON A PUBLIC INTEREST LITIGATION CASE ON THE CLOSURE OF UGANDA-RWANDA BORDER

The Eastern African Sub-regional Support Initiative for the Advancement of Women (EASSI); Southern and Eastern Africa Trade Information and Negotiations Institute (SEATINI)-Uganda and Center for Food and Adequate Living Rights (CEFROHT) have filed a Case against the Governments of Rwanda and Uganda in the East African Court of Justice (EACJ) over the continued arbitrary border closure. Click here to download press ...

STATEMENT: THE EAC- EU EPA: TANZANIA IS RAISING PERTINENT ISSUES

STATEMENT: THE EAC- EU EPA: TANZANIA IS RAISING PERTINENT ISSUES

Issued by SEATNI-Uganda | March 2017 SEATINI-Uganda has developed a Statement entitled The EAC-EU EPA: Tanzania is raising pertinent issues urging EAC Member States to consider issues raised by Tanzania against the signing of the East African Community – European Union Economic Partnership Agreements in view of the forthcoming 18th Summit of the EAC Heads of State.

TRADE POLICY: EXPLORING THE LANDSCAPE AND REQUIREMENTS FOR PRIVATE SECTOR DEVELOPMENT IN EAST AFRICA

TRADE POLICY: EXPLORING THE LANDSCAPE AND REQUIREMENTS FOR PRIVATE SECTOR DEVELOPMENT IN EAST AFRICA

Industrial policy is rapidly advancing in the African continent. Various African countries have declared intentions to promote industrialization in order to expand their economies, facilitate backward and forward linkages, create employment and continually reduce poverty. African States are pursuing new trade and industrialization policy as a pathway for economic transformation of the continent. Agenda 2063, Africa’s ...

GERMAN MP ADVISES TANZANIA NOT TO SIGN THE TRADE AGREEMENT

GERMAN MP ADVISES TANZANIA NOT TO SIGN THE TRADE AGREEMENT

Eva-Maria Schreiber, a German Member of Parliament from the Die Linke socialist party has advised Tanzania not to sign the East African Community – European Union Economic Partnership Agreements (EAC –EU EPA). Speaking on 29th April 2019 in Dar es Salaam in an exclusive interview following her one-week visit to the country, Hon. Schreiber regards the EAC-EU EPAS dangerous as they jeopardize the social and economic de ...

EAC CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS (CSOS) CALL FOR MORE PEOPLE CENTERED TRADE AND INVESTMENT REGIMES

EAC CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS (CSOS) CALL FOR MORE PEOPLE CENTERED TRADE AND INVESTMENT REGIMES

PRESS RELEASE  From 29th-30th May 2019 SEATINI Uganda in partnership with Diakonia Africa Economic Justice Program, Both ENDS, and Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung held a high-level stakeholder meeting on the Implications of the evolving trade and investment regime on EAC’s realization of the Sustainable Development Goals. The purpose of this meeting was to synthesize civil society positions on three key issues per ...

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