Category Archives: Allgemein

5th Annual EAC Secretary General’s Forum

Secretary General Hon. Libérat Mfumukeko will convene the 5th Annual Secretary General’s Forum in Bujumbura, Burundi from the 22nd to 23rd June, 2017 under the theme, ’15 Years of the EAC: Towards a Borderless Community’. The EAC (East African Community) Secretariat with support from GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH) implemented the CDF (Consultative Dialogue…
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Soko Mkononi: Placing the East African Market in Citizens’ Hands

The Common Market Protocol was signed in November, 2009. Its provisions have greatly eased the free movement of goods, services, capital and people. This has produced a wealth of opportunities for the private sector to grow the East African economy through intra-EAC trade. However, for many small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and entrepreneurs the opportunities…
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Citizens’ Voices on Tackling Youth Labor and Employment Services in East Africa

The Incubator for Integration and Development in East Africa (IIDEA) in partnership with YouMatch, a global initiative for youth in Africa implemented by GIZ seeks to promote positive employment for young people, works together with small-scale projects implemented by private sector and civil society organizations to showcase citizen’s experiences on regional integration. One of the…
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The East African Community Celebrates International Women’s Day #beboldforchange

The East African Community (EAC), in cooperation with GIZ, set out to bring International Women’s Day to Arusha. With this year’s theme being “Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030”, the events of 8th March, 2017 sought to encourage working women to be bold for change in order to reach the…
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Behind the Scenes of the IIDEA Selection Committee

A second call for applications from innovative organisations who are passionate about contributing to East African integration was sent out at the end of last year, this time for Rwanda and Burundi. Eight out of the twenty applications we received were eligible to be reviewed by the IIDEA Selection Committee on 2nd March, 2017. The…
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Tour d’EAC 2016: On the Road to Integration

As EAC integration advances, the inclusion of citizens from all levels of society remains one of the biggest challenges. Despite the strides made towards uniting this community of nations, many people are unaware of the rights and freedoms granted to them by achievements such as the Common Market Protocol. On the other hand, EAC policymakers…
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