On Thursday, 9 February 2012, Ambassador Dr. Richard Sezibera, Secretary General of the East African Community, will deliver a public lecture at UNU Headquarters in Tokyo. The lecture is organized by UNU with the cooperation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan and Waseda University.
Secretary General Sezibera’s lecture will focus on the need for regional integration and global development partnerships. He will look at the viability of regional integration and development as methods for establishing sustainable social economic development and addressing the growing climatic and developmental challenges facing East Africa. At a difficult moment in history, under the Secretary General’s aegis, the East African Community is pressing for the establishment of sustainable growth with the aim of supporting income generation, creating employment, and enhancing social cohesion and political stability, as well as supporting environmental conservation.
Starting his career as a doctor in Uganda, Secretary General Sezibera joined the Rwandan Patriotic Front and in 1995 was elected as a Member of Parliament. He has performed many roles within the Rwandan government, with a particular emphasis on health issues. In 2008 he joined the Rwandan cabinet as Minister of Health. He assumed his current EAC office in April 2011.
This event will take place in English (no interpretation will be provided).