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Private Sector and Civil Society in the Republic of South Sudan ready to grab the Opportunities and Benefits of the EAC Integration Agenda

Making Integration Real for Private Sector and Civil Society in South Sudan! The EAC Secretariat with the support of GIZ organized a two day Sensitisation/Training Workshop for private and civil society sectors on the Opportunities and Benefits of Regional Integration held on 4th to 5th June, 2019 in Juba. IIDEA Senior Adviser Joyce Kevin Abalo…
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As sure as Kilimanjaro rises above the Serengeti: Launch of the Rwanda Tanzania Tourism Trade Portal

IIDEA Project in Tourism is taking off! The tourism sector in East Africa can only be strengthened when working hand in hand. The 2nd Launch Event of the Rwanda Tanzania Tourism Trade Portal took place in Arusha last week, hosted by TATO CEO, Sirili Akko. The Rwanda Tours and Travel Association (RTTA) jointly with the…
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Youth in Action: IIDEA Partners Showing the Way for the AU

Three partners of IIDEA attended the 2019 Pan African Youth Forum in Addis Ababa which launched the ‘1 million by 2021’ Initiative aimed at addressing the need to make African Integration relevant to young people of the continent. The conference was organised by the AU and participative sessions with the over 400 young people attending…
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Standing Strong for Women in the EAC Integration: IIDEA Puts Focus on Women Empowerment

One of the major guiding principles in achieving the EAC integration is a people-centred and private sector led development as provided for in the Treaty for the establishment of the EAC. The GIZ-EAC Programme “Support to the East African Community Integration Process” is committed to supporting equal participation and representation of the interests of women…
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Mobile Platform for Maternal Health: IIDEA Partner HHNB presents their idea at the East African Health Conference 2019

Health Healing Network Burundi (HHNB), one of our IIDEA partners received invitation from the East African Health Research Commission (EAHRC) to present midterm results of the Mobile Platform for Maternal Health Project during the 7th East African Health and Scientific Conference held in Dar es Salaam, March 27th – 29th, 2019. Dr Desire Habonimana and…
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IIDEA Project ‘The EAC Market Place’ offers the first Sector Guides now: Time to Enter the Market!

The EAC Market Place, an IIDEA project implemented by AfriTrade & Enterprise Advisory Services (ATEAS) provides SMEs in East Africa with tailored sector specific trade and market information. Now the first two Sector Profiles for Finished Leather Products and Processed Fruit Juice in the East African Community have been published and disseminated. Through the EAC…
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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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Joining the World in Celebrating the International Women’s Day 2019: “Balance for Better”

Every March it is time to speak up, to raise our voices as women. March 8 is celebrated as the International Women’s Day every year and the theme for this year is “Think equal, build smart, innovate for a change” under the campaign “Balance for Better.” The German Development Cooperation (GIZ) supports the EAC to…
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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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