IRID is setting itself apart as a leading centre for practical, relevant and well grounded inter-disciplinary training in regional integration/global governance and development not just for the EAC region but for COMESA, IGAD, Africa Union and beyond. IRID trains for Africa’s governments, regional communities, other inter-governmental frameworks, non-governmental organizations as well as non-practitioners who would like to gain expertise or just basic familiarization with regional integration/governance issues.
The underpinning factors for IRID are:
Training that is practical and relevant to the needs of the continent
Unique training approaches with ongoing innovativeness such as visiting fellowships for practitioners
High quality education - qualified faculty backed by practitioners of long standing and adequate learning resources
Linkages with leading institutions in regional integration/global governance/development training and regional communities
Regularly updated course content and new case studies to be in tandem with the dynamic regional integration process(es).
To be the leading University Institite for Regional Intergration Research and Training in Africa.