Southern and Eastern African Trade Information and Negotiations Institute (SEATINI), Kenya, is a non-governmental organization registered in Kenya under the NGO Coordination Act, 1990. With a head office in Harare, Zimbabwe, SEATINI has four national programs based in Harare, Johannesburg, Kampala and Nairobi with an international office in Geneva.
SEATINI is an African initiative to strengthen Africa’s capacity to take a more effective part in the emerging global trading system and to better manage the process of Globalization. doris pictures 082.jpgWe deal specifically with issues and debates around the World Trade Organisation, Free Trade Agreements and Africa’s relationships to global trading system.
SEATINI was established in 1997 and has established a track record in capacity building for trade negotiators from Africa, development of positions on trade, investment, global financial flows, development financing and Africa’s regional integration, and working with civil society organizations and legislators to highlight the possible consequences of global economic policies on African economies.
The main purpose of SEATINI is to strengthen the capacity of African trade negotiators & other key stakeholders i.e. the media, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), Members of parliament (MPs), farmer groups to make a more efficient part in the emerging global trading system & to better manage the process of globalization.
SEATINI thrives as an independent, people centered non-profit organization driven by the values of openness, transparency, integrity & non-violence, working with diligence towards greater justice & equity.
How SEATINI Kenya is Governed
SEATINI has a Board of Trustees that is responsible for overall organizational policies and strategies. Nationally, SEATINI Kenya is governed by a five-member Board of Directors responsible for developing country strategy, approval of budget, financial supervision, directing country programs and support of the management team, which is headed by the Country Director.
Conducting research, documenting and dissemination of information pertaining to the impact on poor countries and people’s livelihoods of trade and investment agreements and regimes, international economic relations and global resource flows
Building capacities of policy makers, trade negotiators, parliamentarians and civil society organizations to engage critically with global trade, finance and investment policies and international power relations
Promoting discourse on alternatives to dominant global economic regimes, systems and paradigms.