Economic Community of the Great Lakes Region

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Sub-subject: The Economic Community of the Great Lakes (CEPGL) - Africa. Syllabus:

  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 of the Great Lakes Region (*): Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and Rwanda
  6. The Private Sector Forum of the Economic Community of the Great Lakes Region (CEPGL)(*)
  7. The Northern Corridor

(*) Only available in French (optional).

Sample of the Sub-subject: The Economic Community of the Great Lakes Region:
Economic Community of the Great Lakes Region (CEPGL)

The sub-subject “The Economic Community of the Great Lakes (CEPGL)” is studied...
  1. Professional Master's Program in African Business
  2. Doctorate in Business in Africa
  3. Courses (e-learning): East Africa, Central Africa

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Description of the Sub-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 Economic Community of East Africa.

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

  1. The economic and social development among the member countries (free movement of persons, foster international trade)
  2. The promotion of peace initiatives in the region (Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Rwanda)
  3. The strategic development of the region: 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. The Development Bank of the Great Lakes Countries
  2. The Institute for Agricultural Research and Animal Husbandry
  3. The Economic Community of the Great Lakes Countries for Energy
  4. The International Society for Electricity in the Great Lakes Region

The Economic Community of the Great Lakes (CEPGL):

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

The Economic Community of the Great Lakes belongs to the 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



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