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IIDEA / IRTF call for ideas goes into the next round

The call for idea submission at the beginning of this year led to an overwhelming response. The IIDEA/IRTF team received 54 application. Out of these, 35 passed the basic eligibility criteria and are now being pre-selected by the technical experts from the EAC Secretariat and EAC-GIZ. The 12 top-scored ideas will take part in a…
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IIDEA and IRTF Call for Project Ideas Now Open

Apply Now! The Incubator for Integration and Development in East Africa (IIDEA) and the Intra-Regional Trade Facility (IRTF) are inviting private sector and civil society organizations in East African Community Partner States to submit their innovative ideas. IIDEA calls for ideas in the areas of digitalization/ICT, health and stakeholder’s engagement on Africa Continental Free Trade…
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Improved Leather Production for Better Income of Women and Youths

AgriLink TZ: Technology 4 improved leather production Environmentally friendly technologies in leather production to improve quality and production, and increase income, employment and market access of marginalized women and youth in Tanzania and Kenya - that's the big goal of the IIDEA project by Agri-Link Tanzania, supported by GIZ Tanzania & EAC. Watch in their…
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Business Women in the EAC to Reap Benefits from Moringa Sector

Intra-Regional Trade Facility (IRTF) partner East African Women in Business Platform (EAWiBP) successfully held a workshop to launch the project Value Addition for Increased Market Access in the Moringa Sector from 25th to 27th November 2020 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The workshop included a training for women in the moringa value chain from Kenya,…
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Women in Cross-Border Trade Formalise their Business

The IIDEA project carried out by Base for Education Dissemination (BED) collects and documents experiences and success stories of women in cross-border trade in the Mara region of Tanzania and Migori in Kenya with a view to encouraging more women to recognise the competitive advantage of regional trade opportunities and become involved. “We are very…
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Women Cross-border Grain Traders

Enhancing Women’s Participation in Uganda and Kenya The grain sector is probably the most important sub-sector within the agricultural sector. Maize, wheat, rice and pulses are by far the most important food commodities in East Africa. Production of these food staples varies greatly from country to country, creating natural opportunities for trade between East African…
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EAC Youth Tour Guides Network

USAGA’s project ‘EAC Youth Tour Guides Network’ is about linking young aspiring tourist guides in Kenya and Uganda through an online portal to professional guides and associations, with the aim of enhancing their skills and ensuring a sustainable tourism sector in the future. One of the key outputs is helping guides to create touristic itineraries…
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Digital Shops Replacing Brick & Mortal for Women Traders and Entrepreneurs

WITU developed, an online marketplace for women-owned micro and small businesses across East Africa, starting with Uganda and Kenya. With this innovative online market place, WITU has taken up the challenge of making the Fourth Industrial Revolution work for women in business. Many of them are left behind by this fundamental change, in which…
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BAHO Hospital: Cross-border Health Portal for EAC Citizens in Rwanda and Tanzania

Much delayed by the restrictions to the movement of people through the COVID19 pandemic, BAHO International’s project has now taken off to develop and test an online portal for health services across the borders of Rwanda and Tanzania. The IT experts, having been assigned office space at the hospital, started on the development of the…
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