As the new East African Business Council (EABC), takes up the mantle at the helm of the regional apex business lobby, he finds a full in tray of activities.
Mr. Nicholas Nesbitt has outlined some of the key areas he looks to focus on in the next one year before he hands over to his Tanzanian counterpart.
Here is his In-Tray:
His plan is to continue to advocate for the following issues: Advocate for policy and legislation that that promote growth and sustainability of the private sector, working with the public sector to identify opportunities for public private partnerships in key infrastructure development.
EABC’s membership will be further expanded with the support of National Focal Points in each of the six EAC Partner States, through value added services and business related networking events & trainings. South Sudan Private Sector will also soon be joining our membership.
Development of Strategic Networks
He will seek to leverage the expertise at EABC and its broader network towards harnessing the private sector to spread economic development and prosperity, expand space for inclusive engagements in public private dialogues.
We will increase understanding the role and benefits of the private sector in the EAC amongst youth, women and other marginalized groups. Our engagement with our media partners will be paramount in enhancing visibility and the creation of awareness on private sector issues in the EAC region.
He plans to ensure sustainability and high impact through increased and diversified streams of incomes.