As part of the implementation of its first strategic plan the commission planned for a

Capacity assessment of institution that use or/and develop Kiswahili in EAC partner states

The commission will develop a needs Audit based on the most accurate assessment of the development and the use of Kiswahili in the community. Further the commission will be able to provide research-based policy to the EAC partner states on how to develop and use Kiswahili for regional integration and sustainable development.


To implement this activity the commission held a regional training of trainer’s work shop from

26th To 28th march 2018 and trained four trainers who facilitated the national training of Capacity

Assessors held from 26th to 27th April, 2018 in Nairobi Kenya that Trained 30 capacity Assessors.

The National training workshop for Kenya drew participation for a variety of Kiswahili stakeholders

Who included official from ministry of sports and culture and Heritage ministry responsible for East Africa Community Affairs; Kiswahili Associations; the media, academia and private sector? Capacity Assessors undertook research in different part of the country immediately after training

After the completion of the Draft Capacity Assessment Report the Commission organised a validation workshop from 28th to 29th June 2108 in Arusha Tanzania as per the EAC Calendar of activity. Participants were drawn from Government Ministries that worked on the draft report.

The Validation workshop internalized the draft report and recommended that a matrix be developed by the commission and sent to partner states for further input. Subsequently the commission developed the matrix and sent to partner state with 30th October as a deadline for submitting their inputs

The commission convened a national stakeholder meeting on 15th November 2018 at Kenya Institute of curriculum development to verify Capacity Assessment Data as per the recommendation of the validation workshop

The participants were drown from Kiswahili stakeholders as communicated to the ministry responsible for EAC Affairs.