East African countries to discuss path to social and economic recovery

The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, in collaboration with the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning, will convene the 25th meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee of Senior Officials and Experts (ICSOE) from October 27 to 29, 2021

What and where will the meeting be held?

This year’s ICSOE meeting will address the theme: “Building resilience for a strong recovery and attracting investment to foster economic diversification and long-term growth in East Africa”. It will be organized in a hybrid format and participants will be able to choose to participate in person at the Kigali Convention Center Kigali or virtually.

What is ICSOE?

ICSOE is a regional meeting organized every year to discuss the main problems and challenges of socio-economic development in the region; share experience and peer learning, and strengthen partnerships and cooperation among stakeholders.

The guiding principle of ICSOE discussions is that countries in the same region should determine their transformation agenda and strengthen their partnerships and cooperation to support regional integration and accelerate the pace of economic development.

Who organizes the ICSOE?

The host country together with the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa through its sub-regional office for East Africa (SRO-EA) is organizing the ICE meeting. SRO-EA is based in Kigali and covers 14 countries: Rwanda and covers Burundi, Comoros, DR Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda.

Who are the participants of the ECI?

Senior officials from the above-mentioned 14 countries served by the office as well as regional economic communities (RECs) and intergovernmental organizations (IGOs). Development partners, research centers, media professionals, the private sector and civil society organizations will also be represented.

For further information :

• UNECA: Mr. Didier Habimana; email: [email protected];

Phone. 250-788319899

• MINECOFIN: Mr. Sam Ruburika ([email protected];

Phone. 250 -782 536 397


UNECA – United Nations Economic Commission for Africa published this content on 25 October 2021 and is solely responsible for the information it contains. Distributed by Public, unedited and unmodified, on 25 October 2021 14:03:08 UTC.

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