"In an era of breath-taking change and bewildering co​mplexity, 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 H​ighness the Aga Khan
AKU Co​nv​ocation 2006​​

​Our Mission

​The East Africa 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. ​Read more...​

Our History​

In late 2011 and early 2012, three consultation​​ forums were held on the relevance and need for a regional policy think tank. The forums brought together East African leaders in business, civil society, government and academia as well as representatives of key diplomatic missions and bilateral donor agencies. 

The leaders argued that the key policy challenges that confront East Africa arise from the interaction of multiple interdependent factors not readily addressed by traditional policy and decision-making.​ Read more...

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