Eastern Africa Regional Meeting on Inequalities

‘Inequalities in the context of Africa’s Structural Transformation’
Dates: 9th -10th August 2016,
Nairobi, Kenya

Society for International Development (SID) program of work on Inequalities focusses on: – deepening knowledge in select countries; building capacity of citizen groups to advance the establishment of a cohesive constituency in the region, including engaging in African and global policy events.

 The Eastern Africa Regional Dialogue

In furthering work in the Eastern Africa region, Society for International Development commissioned research in countries in the EAC region where no data had been captured before, these countries include Rwanda, Burundi, Zambia and Malawi. The preliminary reports from these country case studies were presented during the Eastern Africa regional meeting on Inequalities which took place in Nairobi Kenya 9-10th August 2016. The new evidence of Inequalities in the region was useful in keeping the conversation going and in identifying a structured program of work that tackles inequalities as well as measure progress on the achievement of SDG 10.

 Meeting Purpose

The meeting brought together regional participants to a Round Table to discuss the emerging patterns and trends of Inequality in the Eastern Africa region, with a bid to identify useful strategies to tackle this problem. The participants also discussed some of the important cross cutting regional issues that explore the implications on livelihoods and inequalities of key dimensions of the regional transformative agenda and related policy propositions.


The meeting saw representation from the Research community, Media, Government and Non-Governmental institutions, Civil Society organizations, Development Partners, and EAC Regional institutions.

You can download all essential information here;

Aimable Nsabimana – Inequalities in Rwanda

Cyprian Ouma
 – EAC Nutrition

Dr Chrispin Mphuka – Inequalities in  Zambia

Dr Lucas Katera –  Inequalities in Tanzania

Engineer Jasper Odour  – Energy Inequalities in the EAC Region

Lineth Oyugi –  Experiences from the Commission on Revenue Allocation

Dr.Okumba Miruka –  Gender Audit of the East African Community

Dr. Othieno Nyanjom – EAC Education & Health Inequalities

Richard Mussa – Inequalities in Malawi

SEATINI –  Trade, Investment and Infrastructure

Semoyotso Pascal –  Inequalities in Burundi

Tom Kagwe – Political Dimensions of Inequality in Eastern Africa

Event Photos: Click HERE to view the event photos