IIDEA is starting into its next phase! The third call for applications from innovative organisations which are passionate about contributing to East African integration was sent out and over 35 projects applied. Out of the received applications 17 were found eligible and have been reviewed and scored by the IIDEA Selection Committee.
The IIDEA Selection Committee is comprised of members who have a strong commitment to citizen involvement in the regional integration process. Each of the committee members has received the summary, the eligible application and supporting documentation of the projects in advance. During a meeting at the EAC Secretariat the procedure was discussed with the chair of the Regional Dialogue Committee, also chairing the IIDEA Selection Committee. All members were well informed about the proposed project objectives, activities and budget beforehand. Afterwards they were asked to score the projects accordingly using the IIDEA score sheet.
The scores from EABC, EACSOF, EATUC, EAEO, EALGA, EALS, the EAC Secretariat and of course very importantly the MEACAs of the EAC partner states were collected in an IIDEA result score card and distributed to all the members. In the result core card the rating was transformed into percentages visualizing the selected projects.
During this successful process 10 projects have been selected to strive for making the benefits of regional integration tangible to the citizens of East Africa.
If you would like to find out more about how projects are scores, click the link to see the score sheet used in the meeting and visit tools to read our Selection Criteria and the application process more generally.