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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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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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The Passing of an East African Community Gender Champion and Advocate

Ms Marren Akatsa Bukachi, the former Executive Director of the Eastern African Sub-regional Support Initiative for the Advancement for Women (EASSI), died on the 1st October 2017 in Nairobi-Kenya after a long battle against cancer. Marren Akatsa Buchachi was a strong and tireless figure who fought bravely for the emancipation and empowerment of women, stood…
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CDEA’s Executive Director wins national and regional CEO awards

CDEA's Executive Director, Ayeta Anne Wangusa was awarded a country and regional award by CEO Global's Africa's Most Influential Women in Business and Government Award in the Arts and Culture category. Getting the regional award automatically enters her into the continental award competition that will be held in November in South Africa. Anne Ayeta Wangusa,…
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The Generation of Tomorrow: Getting Youth Involved in the Electoral Process

Your vote is louder than a gun – that was one of the slogans of the AGA 2017 Regional Youth Consultations. Convened under the auspices of the African Governance Architectures Youth Engagement Strategy (AGA-YES), the consultation for East-Southern Africa took place from the 28-30. August 2017 in Arusha, Tanzania at the EAC Headquarters. The meeting…
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IIDEA Concludes Due Diligence with Profemme Twesehamwe

A team from IIDEA visited Profemme Twesehamwe (PFTH), a NGO registered in Rwanda working on women’s rights and gender equality. The purpose of this visit was to ascertain its financial and technical capability to implement their approved project. This innovative project seeks to strengthen cross-border businesses of women-led SMEs involved in the trade of grains…
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