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The EAC has received support under the EDF 11 to bolster and enhance competitiveness of EAC exports under the EU-EAC Market Access Upgrade Programme (MARKUP). This program will be implemented by EAC in collaboration with GIZ. The project implementation will be undertaken by GIZ under the oversight of EAC Secretariat jointly with Partner States specifically…
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Deadline for IIDEA applications extended to 16 April 2018!

The Incubator for Integration and Development in East Africa (IIDEA) is calling for applications for its next phase. IIDEA incubates small-scale regional integration projects which are proposed and implemented by civil society, private sector, and other interest groups in East Africa. It is cross border in nature, with projects expected to benefit at least two…
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20 Years of EABC Celebration

On 23 March 2018, the East African Business Council (EABC) celebrated its establishment in 1998 and 20 years of dedicated advocacy for the active role of the Private Sector in the East African Community integration process. The GIZ-EAC programme shared in the celebrations and conference with EABC and took this opportunity to highlight German support…
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International Women’s Day 2018

Time is Now. Press for Progress East African Community Headquarters, Arusha, Tanzania Each year, on the 8th of March, the World celebrates the International Women’s Day.  It is an opportunity for GIZ -EAC and its partner the East African Community (EAC) Secretariat to join the rest of the world in taking stock of women’s achievements…
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Enhancing business opportunities and livelihoods for Women Cross Border Traders at Namanga Border

The Pastoral Women’s Council (PWC) is women-focused, non-governmental organization and women’s movement of over 5,000 pastoralist women living in northern Tanzania. PWC has been working to positively transform the lives of pastoralist children, women and communities in northern Tanzania since 1997. PWC goal is to address women’s marginalization in patriarchal Maasai culture and to enhance…
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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:  
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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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