Regional Industrial Value Addition (RIVA) project under the SEAMPEC program
As part of the GIZ program “Support to the East African Market Driven and People Centered Integration (SEAMPEC)”, GFA supports the East African Community (EAC) Secretariat and the EAC Partner States in achieving “Regional Industrial Value Addition (RIVA)” in the pharmaceutical and agro-processing sectors. Based on a previous project phase, RIVA connects to existing and new action plans and strategies of the EAC and aims to create enabling frameworks and opportunities for agro-processing in the value chains fruits & vegetables and leather, and for the manufacture of higher quality and safer medicines in the region.
The project implements four integrated work packages:
- Strengthen EACs capacity to support implementation of regional strategies and action plans with a focus on export development,
- develop and implement regionally harmonized product standards,
- develop and implement regionally harmonized customs procedures, and
- support the private sector in regional value addition and trade.