The East African Civil Society Organizations’ Forum is an all inclusive platform for Civil Society Organisations in East Africa, with the primary objective of building a critical mass of knowledgeable and empowered civil society in the region, in order to foster their confidence and capacity in articulating grassroots needs and interests to the EAC, and its various organs, institutions and agencies. To this end, EACSOF galvanizes the initiatives of CSOs and partners with the EAC for the improvement of humanity, social security, regional integration, as well as economic and social development in East Africa.EACSOF seeks to facilitate the building of associational networks, promotion of solidarity, trust, and reciprocity among CSOs both nationally and at regional level aiming to empower civil society to exploit the public space in a liberal democracy, to which EACSOF aspires, where the sovereign is the people. READ / DOWNLOAD EACSOF BACKGROUND INFORMATION IN BRIEFpdf

Read::: Press-Release on EACSOF 8th Annual General Meeting 2016 Read::: EACSOF Newsletter 2015pdf Read:::The Regional Report on Civil Society Operating Environment in East Africa

Read:::4th Annual EAC Secretary General Forum 2016 :::: Read ::: ‘The East Africa We Want’ -Travel Short Stories Shout-out!' Read :::2014 Reports on “Analysis of the Environment for Civic Space in East African Countries" NOTICE: EACSOF SECRETARIAT OFFICES HAVE RELOCATED TO NJIRO NANE NANE PLOT NO TASO 155 286: OPPOSITE PUMA PETRO STATION.


Introducing  Volume 1, Issue 1 of Mashariki: Cultural Understanding and Peace Building Journal. Mashariki Journal is the digital forum of Culture and Development East Africa (CDEA) that generates discourse on culture’s role in development and regional integration in the East African Community (EAC).


Our Vision is an East Africa in which citizens are fully engaged and involved in all affairs affecting their lives. EACSOF envisions a future for people built on self-determination with citizens in control of the social, economic and political capital.

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Our Mission is to "Make EAC Integration Work for the Citizen" by providing a Platform and catalyse a Critical Mass of organised civil society to engage in need-driven, people-centred East Africa integration and cooperation process effectively and proactively for equitable and sustainable development Read More


The Forum is a network of legally-registered Civil Society Organisations as defined in Article 1 of this Constitution, whose major aims are to promote an East African society based on friendship, solidarity and mutual respect; that endeavours to build an independent, self-reliant economy. Read More

EACSOF motto

Strengthening Civil Society in the Integration Process

EACSOF Press Releases

Welcome to East Africa Civil Society Organisations' Forum. Take a look at some of our Press Releases.

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EACSOF Newsletter

Every month EACSOF produces newsletters as a  tool meant to share information with the civil society fraternity and interested stakeholders.

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EACSOF Speeches

Keep up to date by reading speeches from different EACSOF stakeholders.



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