Tag Archives: cross-border trade

Are we Powering Profitable Trade? Inclusive and Sustainable Participation and Empowerment of Women in Trade

IIDEA Partner DMT tested solutions to overcome unprofitable trade targeting women trader cooperatives as well as the women traders’ transactions through the Women Cross Border Traders’ Cooperatives Accelerator Project. Now we can take a closer look at the lessons learnt and best practices. Great strides have been made in facilitating trade in the East African…
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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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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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Yes, She can: Support for Women Engaged in Cross-Border Trade

At a two-day summit on women in intra-regional trade in Nairobi, Kenya that took place from 22 – 23 March 2018 to celebrate 20 years since the founding of the  East African Business Council (EABC), the EABC Chairman called on governments in the region to design policies that will facilitate and attract more women to…
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Enhancing business opportunities and livelihoods for Women Cross Border Traders at Namanga Border

The Pastoral Women’s Council (PWC) is women-focused, non-governmental organization and women’s movement of over 5,000 pastoralist women living in northern Tanzania. PWC has been working to positively transform the lives of pastoralist children, women and communities in northern Tanzania since 1997. PWC goal is to address women’s marginalization in patriarchal Maasai culture and to enhance…
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A Glance at Namanga Cross-Border Trade

Informal Cross-Border Trade Informal cross-border trade, which is trade that occurs outside of formal, legal mechanisms, plays an important role in the economies of East Africa. It not only acts as an accelerator of economic development, but also regional development. Generally speaking, informal cross-border trade can encourage entrepreneurial activity, regional trade, contribute to greater food…
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