Category Archives: Allgemein

The EAC Mobile Application: Digitizing the Region

The EAC Mobile Application is launched. An imperative for digital transformation in the East African Community has arrived! The Official East African Community Mobile Application is an all inclusive and integrated communication channel of the EAC Secretariat and the affiliate organs and institutions designed with support from The German Cooperation, GIZ to complement the currently…
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Agribusiness App launched by IIDEA Partner NYDT: Engaging Youth in Agribusiness

Nyakitonto Youth for Development Tanzania (NYDT) have launched their EAC Youth Agribusiness App. After Local Climate Investment (LIC) representatives and NYDT have signed an MoU on how to strengthen communication between farmers and cross-border crop traders in East Africa, the way was paved for the app.  On the 7th November 2018 on LIC office premises…
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Leadership Skills for EAC Youth to shape Regional Integration Agenda: IIDEA Partners sharing Experiences

75% of the population in East Africa will be below the age of 30 by 2030, so it is crucial to include the youth in the integration process and give young peoples’ ideas room to flourish and grow. Leadership capacity is key for a people-centred integration. Young people have to be empowered today to become…
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Youth are thinking East African: IIDEA engages young people in driving regional integration

Over 50 young East Africans came together in the EAC headquarter to discuss Young People’s Participation in the Political Process during the 1st High Level Youth Ambassadors Dialogue, 5th-6th November 2018. The DSG Mr. Charles Njoronge openend the dialogue acknowledging youth as the key resource for economic growth. The High Commissioner of Kenya to Tanzania…
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IIDEA goes New York: clinicPesa pitching at the MIT Solve Global Challenge

IIDEA project clinicPesa was invited to apply for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Solve Global Challenge an initiative of MIT Massachusetts Institute of Technology that advances lasting solutions from tech entrepreneurs to address the world’s most pressing problems. clinicPesa is a platform created by creativeDNA to provide access to health care financing to the…
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Building the future of Young People in Africa: IIDEA at the Youth Connekt Africa Summit 2018

The Incubator for Integration and Development in East Africa (IIDEA) was for the second time invited to actively participate at the Youth Connekt Africa Summit. Africa’s greatest resource is it’s nearly 420 million youth. Yet, this tremendous asset is relatively untapped. This is largely due to limited access to education, mentorship, finance, employment opportunities and…
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Swahiliwood Kick-Off: Edutainment Solutions for Regional Integration

Our new IIDEA partner Media for Development International (MFDI) organized a workshop on Kiswahili Edutainment Solutions for Regional Integration at the Cultural Art Center in USA River, Tanzania. The idea of the Swahiliwood-project is to produce short web series that communicate different aspects of integration within the EAC subject of discussion for the citizens and…
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Launch of Hakuna Kulala: East African Artists and Producers Incubator

IIDEA proudly presents the launch of the Hakuna Kulala Label and Music Incubator for over 300 young artists and upcoming musicians from across East Africa. Thursday Night the label was officially launched at Nyege Nyege Festival 2018. “Hakuna Kulala” takeover – enhancing the fusion of electronic and traditional music, elements of regional music all over…
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New IIDEA Partners on Board

A team from IIDEA GIZ EAC Programme has commenced to conduct due diligence for the ten newly selected IIDEA projects from the private sector and civil society as well as other interest groups in East Africa. The team has been moving across the six EAC Partners where the ten selected project organizations are based. The ten…
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People-Centred and Market-Driven Integration: Strategizing for Impact through the Consultative Dialogue Framework

Regional Integration can only become a reality when the citizens are aware, involved and owning the process. Dr. Kirsten Focken, the Cluster Coordinator of the EAC-GIZ Programme stated that the  German support  towards enhancing engagement of the privates sector and civil society was premised on the notion above. EAC-GIZ Programme has supported strengthening the process…
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