Development Partners


The African Development Bank(AfDB) was created on 4 August 1963 in Khartoum, Sudan, where 23 newly independent African countries signed the Agreement establishing the institution.


The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa traces its genesis to the mid-1960s. The idea of regional economic co-operation received considerable impetus from the buoyant and optimistic mood that characterised the post-independence period in most of Africa. The mood then was one of pan-African solidarity and collective self-reliance born of a shared destiny.


The East African Community (EAC) is the regional intergovernmental organisation of the Republics of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Republic of Burundi and Republic of Rwanda with its headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania.


Established by the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations (UN) in 1958 as one of the UN’s five regional commissions, ECA’s mandate is to promote the economic and social development of its member States, foster intra-regional integration, and promote international cooperation for Africa’s development.


On November 7th 1955, some 100 delegates from 38 ports and maritime organizations in 14 countries gathered in Los Angeles to announce the creation of the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH).


The International Maritime Organization(IMO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations which is responsible for measures to improve the safety and security of international shipping and to prevent marine pollution from ships. It is also involved in legal matters, including liability and compensation issues and the facilitation of international maritime traffic.


SADC was formed as a loose alliance of nine majority-ruled States in Southern Africa known as the Southern African Development Coordination Conference (SADCC), with the main aim of coordinating development projects in order to lessen economic dependence on the then apartheid South Africa.


The Transit Transport Co-ordination Authority of the Northern Corridor (NCTTCA) was established under the legal framework of NCTA to co-ordinate implementation of the Agreement and to carry out decisions and resolutions reached by policy organs of the Authority.


In the early 1960s, growing concerns about the place of developing countries in international trade led many of these countries to call for the convening of a full-fledged conference specifically devoted to tackling these problems and identifying appropriate international actions.


USAID supports countries’ efforts to achieve sustained and broad-based economic growth—creating opportunities for people to lift themselves, their families, and their societies out of poverty, away from violent extremism and instability, and toward a more prosperous future.


Through its International Port Security Program (IPS), the USCG deploys International Port Security Liaison Officers (IPSLO) engage with 47 partner nations and territories in the regions of East Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, Eurasia, Pacific and Africa.