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The EAC Cross-Border Telemedicine Platform Project

Lyfplus Limited Poor accessibility to healthcare among EAC cross-border truckers, traders and border resident populations are a result of their remote residency and work settings and exposes them to great medical risks. This in-turn increases the risk of cross border transmission of diseases and epidemics across East Africa, affecting integration efforts and cross-border trade. Supported…
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Boosting the Local Tourism Industry in East Africa

Improved Local Booking System for Small and Medium Tour Operators Tourism can make a considerable contribution to East Africa's regional economic development. It can channel vast amounts of income into the local economies across East Africa. However, increasing destination competition, pre-leakages and the lack of SME tour operators’ regional capacity limits the multiplier effects and…
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Unlocking Women’s Potential in Tourist Guiding in Uganda and Rwanda

A Project by Kigezi Biota Tours A considerable number of women in East Africa have studied tourism and undergone training in tourist guiding through associations, institutions and tour companies. However, only very few of them are actually practicing the tourist guiding profession. According to the Uganda Tourism Board, 47 out of the 578 registered tourist…
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The Buy East Africa e-Commerce Platform for Agribusiness

Afro Ark of Rwanda & Resilience Organization of South Sudan Afro Ark of Rwanda and the Resilience Organization of South Sudan are currently jointly developing a digital platform called ‘Buy East Africa’. This platform, supported by the East African Community and GIZ through the Incubator for Integration and Development in East Africa (IIDEA), is an…
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Empowering Women Cross Border Traders to Seize Opportunities in the EAC and AfCFTA

Eastern African Sub-Regional Support Initiative for the Advancement of Women (EASSI) The Eastern African Sub-Regional Support Initiative for the Advancement of Women (EASSI), with support from GIZ-EAC IIDEA, has started a new six-month project on ‘Positioning Women Cross Border Traders to Seize Opportunities in The East African Community and Africa Continental Free Trade Area.’ The…
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Promoting East African Women Birders in Uganda and South Sudan

Bird Uganda Safaris Nimule-Elegu Project Tourism is the fastest growing foreign exchange earner globally and employs a substantial number of youths. However, there remains a big gap between men and women working in this industry – tourism is still a vastly male-dominated domain. The Nimule-Elegu Project” under the Intra-Regional Trade Facility (IRTF) wants to counterbalance…
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A New Prescription For More Effective Health Care in East Africa

Advanced Smart Solutions Limited (ASSL) ‘In Kenya as well as in other East African countries, small clinics, pharmacies, and drug shops provide over 70% of Primary Health Care. Still, pharmacies lack an easy-to use tool that allows them to understand sales, margins, and stock-levels. This lack of basic business and logistical insights can lead to…
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Latest IIDEA Projects Present Themselves

The latest batch of IIDEA projects is now in full swing realising the great ideas they developed to show the benefits of East African Integration to the citizens of East Africa. See their various approaches, for example in beekeeping, setting up an e-commerce platform for East African Goods, enabling women cross-border trader to seize the…
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Welcome to our New Partners in IIDEA and IRTF

At the beginning of 2021, the Incubator for Integration and Development in East Africa (IIDEA) and the Intra-Regional Trade Facility (IRTF) invited private sector and civil society organisations in the East African Community Partner States to submit innovative ideas for small-scale projects. IIDEA concentrated on the areas of digitalisation/ICT, health and stakeholder engagement on the…
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