Human Resources

    Each EAC Partner State has well-developed public and private education institutions at primary, secondary and tertiary levels. All the EAC Partner States are taking measures to increase support to the sector. Specialised Regional Centres of Excellence are being established across the EAC.

    Workers and their employers must contribute to provident funds managed by the Governments on behalf of the workers in all the EAC Partner States. Each country has its own labour laws and regulations, which stipulate the terms of employment such as compensation, maximum working hours, vacation, leave, the employee complaint process, night and holiday work, and medical care. Wages are paid in the manner specified in the written contract of employment, which could be on a daily, weekly or monthly basis.

    The EAC region has sufficient human capital to support new and existing businesses in the EAC with high quality, innovative and skilled human resource at all levels. Within the EAC, international Universities of high repute have set up campuses. Also, a good number of Universities in EAC are ranked among the top 20 and top 1000 in Africa and the world respectively. The EAC has TVET institutions that are producing graduates with vocational skills and competences at certificate and diploma levels. Furthermore, the EAC is a common higher education area whose higher education is internationally competitive and attractive, ensures easy mobility and employability of graduates. The Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA), an institution of the EAC coordinates the harmonisation of higher education and training systems in East Africa, facilitates their strategic development and promotes internationally comparable standards and systems to ensure high quality human capital development necessary for developing and implementing investments. The IUCEA (https://www.iucea.org/ ) membership currently stands at 127 public and private Universities and University Colleges distributed within the six (6) East African Countries.