The Eastern Africa Policy Centre is Dedicated to educating the next generation of leaders and active citizens on the benefits of a “free society.” As such the EAPC engages in outreach and advocacy programs aimed at activating the interest and deepening the understanding of the ideas of “free society” by university students and other young leaders.
CARAVAN OF LIBERTY
The Caravan of Liberty project was an outreach program that aimed at disseminating ideas of free markets, entrepreneurship and individual liberty. This project for a tertiary institution in Eastern Africa meant to create a better platform for the young population to generate ideas for their self-empowerment and a prosperous Africa.The Caravan of Liberty –Kenya (CoLK) outreach seminars began on 18th September 2013. As at 30thNovember 2013, the Caravan of Liberty-Kenya had extended information about Liberty to 17 Institutions.During this period, we were able to reach out to over 2,100 students and had meetings with Deans and Vice Chancellors of these Institutions. We donated books and CDS to all participants and some to the school Libraries. Some Universities like Moi University, JaramogiOgingaOdinga and the Technical University of Mombasa expressed their interest in having a long term relationship with EAPC.
The Idea Lab Project
The ‘Idea Lab’ was a program that was designed to allow and give students a platform to propose policy solutions to major social-political issues in the Eastern Africa region. Our selected area of focus is in providing solutions for youth unemployment. The project received hundreds of applications and we were able to review and award the best Ideas on January 21st, 2015.This project was supported by Network for a Free Society. A team from Moi University won and was awarded USD 1,000, they were followed by a team from Kabarak University that won USD 750, and third was Kenyatta University that won USD 500.