The Zinduka Festival!

Zinduka is an invitation. It is an invitation to you and I to be part of the East African Community we want, by actively shaping it. It is an invitation to bring our diverse skills and talents, ideas and perspectives and our unique experiences to this evolving space... It is an invitation to weave our story and to define our paths to the new realities we desire.

Zinduka is a challenge. A challenge for each one of us to arise and transform the emerging East African Community. A challenge to build a community of people, ideas and cultures and not merely of markets and states.

Zinduka is an awakening. An awakening of our consciousness as a common people and the realization of the tremendous power we have to change our destiny.

Zinduka is a movement A movement of a rising people and rising communities... It is living Panafricanism in our own skin.

Why Zinduka?

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.

Zinduka Academy

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.

Thematic Convenings

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.

Side Events

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.

WANT TO BE PART OF ZINDUKA FESTIVAL ?

There are many meaningful ways to get involved

PARTICIPATE AS A CONVENER

Register a self organized convening around issues that are of greatest interest or concern to you and your organization.

REGISTER FOR THE ACADEMY

The Academy is a two-day event (25-26 NOV) that provides opportunity for in-depth interrogation of the evolving policy and political developments within the region.

BOOK AN EXHIBITION STAND

By exhibiting, vendors have the chance to highlight their products and services in a venue geared to their market and where they can connect directly with their audience.

PARTICIPATE AS AN ARTIST

Zinduka offers a number of opportunities for local and regional performers on our stages. These opportunities allow performers to grow artistically, expand their networks, and enjoy new performance opportunities.

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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......

A glimpse of Zinduka Festival 2015

Zinduka Festival 2015 took place from November 23 – 30, 2015, in Arusha, Tanzania under the theme Integration: People First!

FILM

WATCH ZINDUKA FILM (2016)

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 ORGANIZING COUNCIL

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.

My generation led Africa to political freedom...

"...The current generation of leaders and the peoples of Africa must pick up the flickering torch of freedom, refuel it with their enthusiasm and determination and carry it forward.” - Mwalimu Julius Nyerere.

2016 FESTIVAL REPORT WILL BE OUT SOON

Watch this space and you will be the first to know when its out - hot off the press!

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