Tag Archives: EAC

From the EAC to the World: clinicPesa and IIDEA at the Hello Tomorrow Summit in Paris

Early July 2017, clinicPesa – an IIDEA supported Project – was selected as one of the 500 top Start-Ups in the World. The Ugandan Start-Up creativeDNA with their project clinicPesa was invited to participate in the Hello Tomorrow Summit in Le Centquatre Paris, France that took place from 25th to 27th October 2017. Hello Tomorrow…
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Culture and Arts as Engine of Integration: EAC Jamafest 2017

Culture is a primary driver of unity and integration in the East African Community. The EAC Jamafest 2017, taking place from 07 to 15 September in Kampala, Uganda, brings together all EAC Partner States in celebrating culture and creative industries under the theme “The Drum Call”. The Drum Call and the symbol of the drum…
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Cycling for EAC Integration: the Tour d’EAC 2017

‘Our advice to the people of East Africa is that we need to step forward and own the integration process. We shouldn’t leave it only to politicians. We the people are the ones who will benefit most from integration. Therefore, we should embrace initiatives aimed at fostering integration in our region’       John Balongo, Director…
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IIDEA Concludes Due Diligence with Profemme Twesehamwe

A team from IIDEA visited Profemme Twesehamwe (PFTH), a NGO registered in Rwanda working on women’s rights and gender equality. The purpose of this visit was to ascertain its financial and technical capability to implement their approved project. This innovative project seeks to strengthen cross-border businesses of women-led SMEs involved in the trade of grains…
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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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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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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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