The University of Dar es Salaam School of Law and University of Bayreuth, Germany, are currently conducting a joint research project on regional integration. This research, titled “Steering Regional Development through Regional Economic Communities in Africa: Legal, Economic and Political Instruments” runs from March 2017 to December 2018. The project was officially launched by the Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs of Tanzania, Hon. Professor Dr Palamagamba J. Kabudi, in the course of the workshop
Within this newly established research project, 34 researchers from Benin, Burundi, Germany, Ghana/Canada, Kenya, Nigeria/South Africa, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe will work together to analyse current issues of African Regional Economic Communities. The focus lies on the institutional setup of these communities, the implementation of community law on the national level as well as on harmonisation of laws. It is a unique feature of the project that researchers from the disciplines of law, economics and political sciences will cooperate to enrich their respective perspectives with interdisciplinary insights.
The project is funded by the Germany Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). It is jointly carried out by the University of Bayreuth and the University of Dar es Salaam School of Law. The leadership team comprises Mr Johannes Döveling (Bayreuth, Project Leader), Dr Daniel Shayo (Dar es Salaam, Project Coordinator) and Mr Petro Protas (Dar es Salaam, Assistant to the Coordinator).