Tag Archives: East Africa

Greeting the Gorillas: Creating Joint Tourism Business Opportunities in Rwanda and Tanzania

Tourism business opportunities are on the rise in Rwanda and Tanzania thanks to the collaboration between Rwanda Tours and Travel Association (RTTA) and Tanzania Tour Operators Association (TATO). RTTA launched their IIDEA project this month -  the Rwanda Tanzania Tourism Trade Portal. This is a digital Portal with key resources that enable collaboration, communication, monetization…
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The IIDEA Incubator: Facts and Figures

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. Our goal is that the citizens of East Africa are influencing…
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Women Cross Border Trader Cooperatives Empowered to Transform the Lives of Women

The IIDEA Project “Cooperatives Accelerator” has developed an EAC women cross border traders’ cooperatives accelerator model for nascent EAC women traders’ cooperatives. DMT has previously sensitized over 4,800 women traders in Uganda on the EAC trade rules and regulations in a 3 months period. The majority of the women were unaware of their rights under…
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East African Artists bringing their sound to the world: IIDEA Partner Boutique Foundation organizes a tour in Europe

Young East African Producers and Artists are facing the icy cold in Europe to bring their sounds into the world. IIDEA Partner Boutiq Foundation, a community-based arts and culture organisation aims to set up East Africas first labels resealing new genres.   With their project: Hakuna Kulala – an Incubator and a digital label for…
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Citizens Doing the Extraordinary: Impact Video of the IIDEA Projects

IIDEA | The Incubator for Integration and Development in East Africa creates possibilities for citizens to engage in regional integration. We provide technical, financial and promotional support to innovative and pioneering projects that highlight and contribute towards East African integration. The East African Community (EAC) is an inter-Governmental Organization of six Partner States: Kenya, Uganda,…
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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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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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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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