On March 19th 2018 the project manager of CENIT@EA from the Oldenburg University (UOL), Christian Osorio, and the representatives from the DAAD, Lars Gerold and Simon Cremer, and GIZ, Karola Hahn and Bernd Multhaup visited the Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology (NM-AIST) in order to join the 1st Joint Steering Committee (JSC) meeting. Representatives of NM-AIST, the Inter University Council of East Africa (IUCEA) and the East African Community (EAC) also were part of the JSC session. The chairman of this gathering was Prof. Dr. Alexandre Lyambabaje, executive secretary of IUCEA. The committee discussed topics related to the management and steering of CENIT@EA.
Furthermore, from March 21st to 22nd 2018, the 6th Academia-Public-Private Partnership Forum and Exhibition (APPPF) took place at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa in Nairobi, Kenya. This event intended to enable the academia, the public and the private sectors to display the practical aspects of their operations, products, services and achievements as a way of enhancing linkages between the academia, the public and the private sectors in promoting industrialization in the East African region. DAAD, GIZ, UOL and NM-AIST representatives also made part of this event by presenting the CENIT@EA project to the assistants. Bernd Multhaup, together with Godfrey Uromcamu from Imprint (U) Ltd., gave a presentation to the APPPF title Landscape Mapping Overview of the private sector and academia in EAC with focus on ICT.