Economic Community of the Great Lakes Region (Master)

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Syllabus of the Online Subject: Economic Community of the Great Lakes (CEPGL) - Africa.

  1. Introduction to the Economic Community of the Great Lakes Region (CEPGL)
  2. Bodies of the Economic Community
  3. International Society for Electricity in the Great Lakes Region (SINELAC)
  4. Regional Economic Programme 2014-2020 (*)
  5. Economic Integration, investment, and trade promotion in the Great Lakes Region (*): Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and Rwanda
  6. Private Sector Forum of the Economic Community of the Great Lakes Region (CEPGL)(*)
  7. Northern Corridor

(*) Only available in French (optional).


The eLearning Subject “Economic Community of the Great Lakes (CEPGL)” is part of the following Online Higher Education Programs taught by EENI Business School & HA University:
  1. Masters: African Business, Transport in Africa, International Business, Foreign Trade, International Transport
  2. Doctorates: Business in Africa, Global Trade
  3. Courses: East Africa, Central Africa

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The course materials are available in Master in International Business in English or Study, Master in International Business in French Communauté Économique des pays des Grands Lacs Study Master Doctorate Business in Spanish Comunidad Económica Grandes Lagos de África Masters Foreign Trade in Portuguese Grandes Lagos

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Description of the Subject (Economic Community of the Great Lakes Region).

In 1976 was created the Economic Community of Great Lakes Countries (CEPGL) by the Republic of Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and the Republic of Rwanda.

The Economic Community of the Great Lakes Region (CEPGL) is an East African Economic Community.

The main objectives of the Economic Community of the Great Lakes are:

  1. Economic and social development among the member countries (free movement of persons, fostering international trade)
  2. Peace promotion in the region (Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Rwanda)
  3. Strategic development: Energy, Infrastructure, Agriculture, and Food Security

Between 1997 and 2007, the Economic Community of the Great Lakes was paralysed (Genocide in Rwanda, civil war in Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo). In 2009 was reactivated.

The Specialised Institutions of the Economic Community of the Great Lakes Region are:

  1. Development Bank of the Great Lakes Countries
  2. Institute for Agricultural Research and Animal Husbandry
  3. Economic Community of the Great Lakes Countries for Energy
  4. International Society for Electricity in the Great Lakes Region

The Economic Community of the Great Lakes (CEPGL):

  1. Population: 84 million people
  2. Area: 2,400,000 square kilometres
  3. Headquarters: Rwanda
  4. Main religion of the Great Lakes: Christianity
  5. Main language in the region: French

The Economic Community of the Great Lakes belongs to African Civilisation.

  1. East African Economic Area
  2. Central African Economic Area

Note. Not be confused with the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR).

African Northern Corridor (Course)



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