Our vision

To be the hub that enables communities to connect, learn and grow together.

Core Values


Our work is underpinned by five guiding principles – our core values. As an organization, we are:

● Collaborative – we work in partnership with organizations and individuals that share our vision.
● Transparent – we operate in an open manner and are clear about what we do and how we do it.
● Integrity: We lead with integrity – demonstrating honesty, transparency and moral courage

with our stakeholders at all times.

● Independent – we value our autonomy and freedom of thought in all our relationships and activities.
● Diverse – our programs, audiences, members, and staff reflect a multiplicity of views and voices.
● Progressive – we champion innovative ideas and approaches to topical conversations and debates.

Our Mission

The EALO is a nova Scotian platform of choice that provides opportunities for people to connect, celebrate and engage critically with a wide range of topics and ideas about Africa.
Through our events, publications and digital channels we share insight, instigate debate and facilitate mutual understanding between the East Africa and Nova Scotia, and Canada at large.
We amplify east African voices and interests in academia, business, tourism, culture, the arts and education, while building a cross-sector network of people and institutions that convenes,
collaborates, and champions solutions.

The East Africa Land of Opportunities - TEALO

Although Nova Scotia has been home to people of African descent for over 400 years, the intellectual, cultural and socio-economic contributions of East Africa’s diverse countries and its diaspora are still inadequately recognised in the province. The East Africa Land of Opportunities (TEALO) has been created to serve as an interactive platform inspiring people from all backgrounds (investors, policy makers, civil society, experts, academia, etc) in Nova Scotia and/or EAC to explore various opportunities from both sides. Through events, publications and digital channels, TEALO also aims at promoting all activities that bring East Africans living in Nova Scotia together to network, share ideas and identify opportunities for development and growth, especially in the areas of academia, tourism, culture and attraction, and business opportunities.

Join our team

Janvier Nahimana

Co-Founder -Burundi

Mutcho cultural group
Mutcho radio

DR. Pacifique Ndishimye

Co-founder - RWANDA

Canadian Centre for Vaccinology,
Dalhousie University

Samuel Kiragu

Financial connector - Kenya

Teaching Financial Services courses Risk, Regulatory Compliance – NSCC

Vickie Kagona


Daniel Pondera


Fammy Uwintege

Rwanda diaspora

Collaboration with

Mutcho Cultural group. Nonprofit organization – Halifax