East African Network for Environmental Compliance & Enforcement

The East African Network for Environmental Compliance and Enforcement (EANECE) is an informal network of government agencies which have in their mandate environmental management, compliance and enforcement responsibilities in the East African nations of Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi. EANECE was established in May, 2010 at a conference held at the United Nations Complex, Gigiri, Nairobi.

The network currently has an active membership of over fifty government agencies in the five East African nations. Whereas the network membership is restricted to government regulatory agencies, EANECE is open to co-operation and collaboration with other entities including the academia, private sector, NGOs and civil society on specific areas in order to achieve its mission.

The Environmental Compliance Institute provides the Secretariat to EANECE. The EANECE Secretariat is currently hosted by the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA-Kenya) at the latter's headquarters in South C, Nairobi, Kenya.

Promote the rule of law, good environmental governance and sustainable development in East Africa through efficient and effective implementation and enforcement of environmental requirements.


  1. Build Capacity of environmental management agencies in East Africa on environmental compliance and enforcement;
  2. Promote EANECE as a strong and vibrant regional network and strengthen its affiliate national chapters for effective compliance and enforcement cooperation;
  3. Create awareness on the importance of environmental compliance and enforcement.


  1. Strengthen relationships within each of the East African countries between government entities that have in their mandate environmental management, compliance and enforcement responsibilities, in order to improve compliance with environmental requirements;
  2. Improve cooperation between East African countries on mutually beneficial environmental regulatory compliance issues through sharing of best practices and information on strategies for strengthening compliance and enforcement;
  3. Promote the development and implementation of improved environmental policies, laws, regulations and institutional arrangements;
  4. Enhance the capacity of the environmental management agencies and institutions in East Africa to enforce environmental requirements.

Inspection and Investigation Manual

EANECE Inspection & Investigation Manual