East African Institute

​Eas​t African Institute

"In an era of breath-taking change and bewildering complexity, we choose not to pull back or to settle down, but instead to reach out and push forward.  The path we have chosen is not easy to chart—and it is certainly not risk free.  But it is both a necessary and an exciting road—filled with the promise of high adventure."

                                                                                                                            His Highness the Aga Khan, AKU Convocation 2006



AKU Convocation 2015: graduates urged to strengthen civil society

“I know how desperate Pakistani youth is for role models and I wish they had more,” said Dr Ruth Pfau, founder of the Mary Adelaide Leprosy Centre, while addressing the 412 graduands from 36 cities in Pakistan and 4 countries being awarded degrees and diplomas at AKU convocation in Karachi.

​Our Mission

​The East African Institute’s mission is to provide a coherent and impartial evidence-based platform for policy formulation, decision-making and action to address the challenges and harness the opportunities for adaptive and sustainable social and economic development while ensuring a resilient environmental resource base.

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The East Africa Dialogue Series is in full swing.  See more at our website!  

The series will promote informed and sustained public exchange on issues confronting the East African region, starting with our first dialogue: Youth.