Ms Mary Makoffu

Director Social Sectors, East African Community (EAC) Secretariat

Ms Mary Makoffu is the Director of Social Sectors at the EAC Secretariat based in Arusha, Tanzania. With over 20 years’ experience in the social development sector in the East Africa region, she is in charge of five broad human development departments in the EAC which include – Heath; Gender, Youth, children and Community Development; Education, Science and Technology; Culture and Sports and  Labour, Migration and Refugee Management. She has supervised the development of many of the policy documents adopted by the EAC Council of Ministers in the social sectors now under implementation including the regional policies on Gender, Youth, Children, Persons with Disabilities and Social development.

Ms Makoffu also coordinates the engagement with the EAC Secretariat on social sector matters with EAC specialised Institutions namely – The East Africa Health Commission, the Inter University Council for East Africa and the East Africa Science and Technology Commission and the East Africa Kiswahili Commission. She serves in the technical committees of these institutions.