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IIDEA in Numbers & Graphs

IIDEA identifies, nurtures and supports small innovative projects on regional integration. We give these organizations the possibility to test the freedom and opportunities provided by the regional integration in the EAC. IIDEA demonstrates how East African citizens experience the East African common market protocol.

In the first year IIDEA has mobilized:


2017 – The IIDEA Year in Review

Two years of incubating small-scale regional integration projects proposed and implemented by civil society and private sector across East Africa later, we look back on a successful 2017. In our mission to show the achievements of integration to citizens we support fifteen pioneering projects from across the region. Each project conducts activities in two or…
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CDEA’s Fashion Incubatees get Investors and Spotlight at Swahili Fashion Week

CDEA’s Fashion Incubator held a Fashion Boot Camp from February 14-17, 2017 supported by IIDEA, GIZ and the East African Community that focused on providing technical support to the incubatees using leather, kanga and beads sourced from Tanzania. The Ruka jewelry collection by Claire Musila Bernadine Buzabo, a fashion design consultant with experience from major…
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IIDEA Projects taking off: Sauti and clinicPesa chosen to join Make-IT Accelerator

Two of our IIDEA projects are off to the next phase with the GIZ Make-IT in Africa Accelerator: Sauti is the mobile based trade information and social accountability platform for East Africa’s cross-border traders and SMEs. clinicPesa is a healthcare loans and saving platform that allows to continuously set aside healthcare funds for medical access…
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Art Knows No Borders: The Art Safari 2017 opens in Arusha

The second stop of the East African Art Biennale organized by EASTAFAB in Arusha had its grand opening at the EAC Secretariat yesterday. The secretariat and the GIZ-EAC programme on behalf of IIDEA commenced the vernissage of the art exhibition. Dances and drums accompanied the ceremonial opening speeches. IIDEA Senior Adviser Joyce welcoming and congratulating…
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Heading for Innovation and Industrialization in the EAC: EABC Conference & Exhibition 2017

The second edition of the East African Business and Entrepreneurship Conference and Exhibition themed “Accelerating Industrialization, Innovation and Investment in the EAC“ was officially opened by H.E Samia Suluhu Hassan, Vice President of the United Republic of Tanzania at Serena Hotel, Dar es Salaam. The IIDEA team and our project partners represent approaches of innovation…
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Moving Art Across East African Borders

Last week the East African Art Biennale 2017 opened in Dar es Salaam, holding exhibitions for the next three weeks before moving northward. The historic event expands into an Art Safari progressing from Dar es Salaam and Arusha in Tanzania through Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and culminating in Burundi at the end of February. Our IIDEA…
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From the EAC to the World: clinicPesa and IIDEA at the Hello Tomorrow Summit in Paris

Early July 2017, clinicPesa – an IIDEA supported Project – was selected as one of the 500 top Start-Ups in the World. The Ugandan Start-Up creativeDNA with their project clinicPesa was invited to participate in the Hello Tomorrow Summit in Le Centquatre Paris, France that took place from 25th to 27th October 2017. Hello Tomorrow…
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