Executive Summary This is a Strategic Plan for the EA SusWatch covering the period of 2009 - 2013. This Plan was prepared purposely to develop a regional CSO network plan that will provide strategic direction for the next 5 years with increased efficiency and effectiveness through greater CSO participation and development outcomes that address the needs of the environment and poor people living in eastern Africa region.

East African Suswatch participants’ Communiqué on EA integration Course from 9th -13th, November, 2009, Nairobi, Kenya. Preamble Recognizing the efforts by the East African Countries with the key objectives to develop policies and programs aimed at widening and deepening cooperation among the partner states political, economic, social and cultural fields, research and technology, defense and legal judicial affairs for the mutual benefits in Article 5 (1).


19. Funds of Commission
20. Accounts and audits
22. Settlement of disputes
23. Regulations
24. Savings SCHEDULE 1 Potential activities and projects to be subjected to trans-boundary environment impact assessment in the Community SCHEDULE 2 Identified and designated continuous transboundary ecosystems of the Community

I. RATIONALE 1.1 The East African Community (EAC) is established by The Treaty for the Establishment of the East African Community of 30th November 1999 and signed by the Presidents of the Partner States. The Treaty sets in motion the process of regional integration and cooperation. 1.2 The main goal for the EAC, as an economic and political entity, is the improvement of the standard of living of the population through increased competitiveness, value-added production, trade and investment, and effectively mobilised social capital1.