On the 26th of July 2021, IMLU together with the East African Civil Society organizations' Forum (EACSOF) held a meeting with the Secretary-General of the EAC and the Speaker of the East Africa Legislative Assembly in Arusha Tanzania with an aim of enhancing the partnership between the East Africa Community and the Civil Society as a result of the team;
- The SG committed to holding the 7th Secretary General’s forum before the end of the year 2021
- The SG also committed to mobilize resources to ensure continuous Civil Society engagement at the EAC region in all spaces.
- Finally, the SG confirmed having a Civil Society Desk officer placed within his office and immediately instructed the Director for Social Affairs at the EAC, which is the department responsible for Civil Society engagement to immediately ensure the placement of the Civil Society representative officer within the EAC.
- The speaker of EALA welcomed the Civil Society initiative of drafting an East African Civil Society Operating Environment Bill for discussion in the Assembly.