The day-to-day activities of ARRF are managed by a secretariat located in Nairobi, Kenya and led by an Executive Secretary (ES). The ES together with three other senior staff constitute the Management Committee (MC), responsible for regular planning and decision-making.
- To conduct research on development challenges facing the eastern African region
- To assemble and make available relevant information and best practice on development matters pertinent to the region
- To generate, conserve and disseminate knowledge and information resource on Africa’s development challenges
- To serve as reflection and discourse forum for researchers and policy makers Africa’s development challenges
- To coordinate interactive forum for learning and training for policy makers, academia, diplomats, and civil society
ARRF is a regional think-tank established as a research, data resource, reflection and policy debate institution devoted to the resolution of governance and development issues confronting policy-makers and societies in the East African Community and the Great Lakes Region. ARRF generates policy alternatives to political, social and economic challenges facing Eastern Africa from the regional perspectives of the East African Community (EAC). It links scholars, researchers, opinion leaders and public service functionaries to interact and share ideas. ARRF also facilitates the evolution of a regional community of scholars, activists and institutions, with a shared interest in addressing inter-African development challenges.
ARRF’s vision is a world class forum that generates policy alternatives to political, social and economic challenges facing east Africa and the greater horn of African region.
The forum’s mission is to facilitate and enhance thinking and action on development challenges facing east Africa and the greater horn of Africa through a series of workshops, conferences, publications and dissemination of outputs, as well as the establishment of a data and information bank.