Category Archives: Allgemein

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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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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Leadership Skills for EAC Youth to shape Regional Integration Agenda: IIDEA Partners sharing Experiences

75% of the population in East Africa will be below the age of 30 by 2030, so it is crucial to include the youth in the integration process and give young peoples’ ideas room to flourish and grow. Leadership capacity is key for a people-centred integration. Young people have to be empowered today to become…
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Youth are thinking East African: IIDEA engages young people in driving regional integration

Over 50 young East Africans came together in the EAC headquarter to discuss Young People’s Participation in the Political Process during the 1st High Level Youth Ambassadors Dialogue, 5th-6th November 2018. The DSG Mr. Charles Njoronge openend the dialogue acknowledging youth as the key resource for economic growth. The High Commissioner of Kenya to Tanzania…
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