Tag Archives: East Africa

The EAC Cross-Border Telemedicine Platform Project

Lyfplus Limited Poor accessibility to healthcare among EAC cross-border truckers, traders and border resident populations are a result of their remote residency and work settings and exposes them to great medical risks. This in-turn increases the risk of cross border transmission of diseases and epidemics across East Africa, affecting integration efforts and cross-border trade. Supported…
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Unlocking Women’s Potential in Tourist Guiding in Uganda and Rwanda

A Project by Kigezi Biota Tours A considerable number of women in East Africa have studied tourism and undergone training in tourist guiding through associations, institutions and tour companies. However, only very few of them are actually practicing the tourist guiding profession. According to the Uganda Tourism Board, 47 out of the 578 registered tourist…
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The Buy East Africa e-Commerce Platform for Agribusiness

Afro Ark of Rwanda & Resilience Organization of South Sudan Afro Ark of Rwanda and the Resilience Organization of South Sudan are currently jointly developing a digital platform called ‘Buy East Africa’. This platform, supported by the East African Community and GIZ through the Incubator for Integration and Development in East Africa (IIDEA), is an…
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Empowering Women Cross Border Traders to Seize Opportunities in the EAC and AfCFTA

Eastern African Sub-Regional Support Initiative for the Advancement of Women (EASSI) The Eastern African Sub-Regional Support Initiative for the Advancement of Women (EASSI), with support from GIZ-EAC IIDEA, has started a new six-month project on ‘Positioning Women Cross Border Traders to Seize Opportunities in The East African Community and Africa Continental Free Trade Area.’ The…
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A New Prescription For More Effective Health Care in East Africa

Advanced Smart Solutions Limited (ASSL) ‘In Kenya as well as in other East African countries, small clinics, pharmacies, and drug shops provide over 70% of Primary Health Care. Still, pharmacies lack an easy-to use tool that allows them to understand sales, margins, and stock-levels. This lack of basic business and logistical insights can lead to…
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Latest IIDEA Projects Present Themselves

The latest batch of IIDEA projects is now in full swing realising the great ideas they developed to show the benefits of East African Integration to the citizens of East Africa. See their various approaches, for example in beekeeping, setting up an e-commerce platform for East African Goods, enabling women cross-border trader to seize the…
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Technology Improves Access to Health Service Across EAC Borders – the Wananchi Health Digital Platform

Have you ever tried to get hold of information on the nearest doctor for special treatment or the closest COVID-19 test location while traveling? There is a chance that this information was hard to get or possibly not readily available at all. Well, we’ve got good news for you. With support of the Incubator for…
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Creating Employment for Rural Youths through Cross-Border Trade – Green Beans for Youth

While rural youths are increasingly turning their backs on farming and move to cities to find employment, Shambani Solutions in partnership with Frigoken Ltd developed a project to foster opportunities for youth in rural areas, taking advantage of the opportunities arising from cross-border trade within the East African Community (EAC). They were able to create…
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Women Deliverance as an Agent to Fostering Sustainable Gender Development: IIDEA Project Participates at Women Deliver Conference in Canada

One of our IIDEA Projects participates at Women Deliver Conference in Canada Dr. Desire Habonimana, CEO at Health Healing Network Burundi was invited to the Global Women Deliver Conference in Vancouver Canada. International Women deliver conference was the conference held in Vancouver, Canada June 3-6, 2019. Panel discussion at the Conference on SDGs The successful…
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