This Strategic Plan for the period 2011-2016 has been developed to implement the IUCEA ten-year
Perspective Plan (2006-2015) and to enable the Secretariat to coordinate the functions specified in the
IUCEA Act 2009. The operationalization of the perspective plan began with the implementation of the
Five-Year Rolling Strategic Plan (2006-2011), whose purpose was to transform IUCEA into an
effective regional advocate and catalyst for the strategic development and management of higher
education in East Africa.
IUCEA has gradually been mainstreamed into the EAC institutional framework and this Strategic Plan
has been developed in consonance with the IUCEA Act 2009 and the 4th East African Community
(EAC) Development Strategy 2011-2016. Whereas, the Act provides for the need to mainstream
IUCEA into the EAC institutional framework, thereby making IUCEA a truly strategic institution of
EAC, the strategic interventions spelt out in the 4th EAC Development Strategy focuses on the need to
transform IUCEA into a regional institution responsible for developing and building human resource
capacity and coordinating research to meet the development needs of the Community. Consequently,
this Strategic Plan has taken into consideration the above expectations and provides strategic directions
for IUCEA to respond to the dynamics and development trends in higher education in the EAC Partner
States and beyond.