COOPERATION BETWEEN EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY (EAC) AND AFRICA BATTERY INITIATIVE (ABI) A. EAC

About East Africa Community

Introduction

The East African Community (EAC) is a regional intergovernmental organisation of 7 Partner States: The Republic of Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Republic of Kenya, the Republic of Rwanda, the Republic of South Sudan, the Republic of Uganda, and the United Republic of Tanzania, with its headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania.

The EAC is one of the fastest growing regional economic blocks in the world, its also a sole regional on our plante which is endowed with abudance of Critical Minerals including Lithium, Cobalt, Nickel, Graphate, Copper, Manganese and Rare Earth.

ABI

The Africa Battery Initiative

The Africa Battery Initiative was established in the year 2020 by the African Diasporas from Tanzania, The DRC, Burundi, Zambia and Zimbabwe, living in Germany, Norway,Belgium and UK.

One of the objectives of the ABI is to ensure that all critical raw materials and rare earth needed for EV-Battery manufacturing, semi-conduct production etc, are first and foremost added value in Africa before being exported to Europe, USA, China etc. This is to guarantee job creation and to meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) incuding poverty alleviation.

It is a great honor and privilage for the Africa Battery Iniative (ABI) to join hands with the East African Community (EAC) to highlighting the regional importance in both global energy transition and the global decarbonization endevours pertaining to the NET-ZERO Mobility!

It is with above backgrounds that EAC and ABI agrees to work togther in in preparing and implementing the 1st Africa Battery Minerals Summit 2023 in Zanzibar Tanzania.

The Summit underscoring the serious determination of the East African leadership to attract global Investors in to the whole supply chain of the Critical Minerals in the region and hence sustainably contribute in to economic growth of the regional blocks.

The 1st Africa Battery Minerals Summit 2024
Date: 24th -25th April 2024
Location: Zanzibar Tanzania

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