Eastern Africa Association (EAA)
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Founded 1964, on the initiative of prominent companies with interests in East Africa who became founder members. From 1967, when activity extended to Mauritius, known as East Africa and Mauritius Association. Coverage subsequently extended to Seychelles (1977), Madagascar (1990), Ethiopia and Eritrea (1995). Incorporated in UK as a company limited by guarantee, 1 Jan 1992. Previously also known as East Africa Association.
Facilitate participation in the economic development of Eastern Africa and the Indian Ocean region by firms and companies from other countries, to the mutual economic advantage of members and countries concerned; represent and sustain existing foreign private investment in the countries covered; provide a forum for exchange of views on matters of common interest to foreign investors and businessmen and a channel of communication for representing these views to governments; cooperate with governments in promoting and encouraging new private investment.
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General Meeting (annual); Executive Committee of 10 to 23 members; Sub-committees. Chief Executive liaises with governments, British government departments, European Business Council, Africa and the Mediterranean and with other bodies concerned with trade and investment in Africa. Resident representatives in: Nairobi (Kenya); Kampala (Uganda); Dar es Salaam (Tanzania UR); Kigali (Rwanda); Addis Ababa (Ethiopia).
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