The East African Community (EAC) is a regional intergovernmental organisation of six (6) Partner States, comprising Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda, with its headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania.The vision of EAC is to be a prosperous, competitive, secure, stable and politically united East Africa. The mission of the Community is to widen and deepen economic, political, social and cultural integration in order to improve the quality of life of the people of East Africa through increased competitiveness, value added production, trade and investments.
The EAC is structured into seven main Organs:
- The Summit
- The Council of Ministers
- The Co-ordinating Committee
- Sectoral Committees
- The East African Court of Justice
- The East African Legislative Assembly
- The Secretariat
The Community also has nine institutions, three of which became operational in July 2015.