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Our goal is to gather thousands of East Africans every year drawn from the grassroots social movements, CSOs, artists, policy makers and media into a space for intense reflection, celebrations and contribution to the emerging new Africa. We strengthen bonds of solidarity between East Africans and catalyze our engagement in the East African integration.
The Zinduka Festival Academy formerly the Arusha Academy is an annual platform that acts as a reference point for interrogating ideas around regional integration and best practice with respect to rights; with a particular emphasis on the active pursuit of second-generation rights.
Zinduka Festival Convenings are self-organized spaces where people and organizations from the East African Region host various convenings on diverse topics. The convenings take place at an open air space mostly in tents with a capacity of 50 to 100 persons.
The festival is anchored on arts, culture, technology and conversations offering participants opportunity to engage on multiple platforms. On the margins of the main events, participants engage in solidarity marches, music, cultural expressions, sports, film screenings and bonfires.
Zinduka is a call to us, the 178 million East African citizens, to awaken, realize the massive opportunities of our generation, step to the plate and fulfill it or betray it. It is a call for us to rise up......
This optimistic and principled film makes a compelling case for people's direct participation in the East Africa Community integration process and explains how Zinduka Festival is transforming the people's role from that of passive subjects to active citizens.
Zinduka Festival is organized and managed by the Zinduka Organizing Council (ZOC) that is made up of members from different organizations from the region. ZOC executes its work through four specialized committees; Programs and Logistics, Publicity, Credentials and Resource Mobilization.