Tag Archives: East Africa

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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IIDEA goes New York: clinicPesa pitching at the MIT Solve Global Challenge

IIDEA project clinicPesa was invited to apply for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Solve Global Challenge an initiative of MIT Massachusetts Institute of Technology that advances lasting solutions from tech entrepreneurs to address the world’s most pressing problems. clinicPesa is a platform created by creativeDNA to provide access to health care financing to the…
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Building the future of Young People in Africa: IIDEA at the Youth Connekt Africa Summit 2018

The Incubator for Integration and Development in East Africa (IIDEA) was for the second time invited to actively participate at the Youth Connekt Africa Summit. Africa’s greatest resource is it’s nearly 420 million youth. Yet, this tremendous asset is relatively untapped. This is largely due to limited access to education, mentorship, finance, employment opportunities and…
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Launch of Hakuna Kulala: East African Artists and Producers Incubator

IIDEA proudly presents the launch of the Hakuna Kulala Label and Music Incubator for over 300 young artists and upcoming musicians from across East Africa. Thursday Night the label was officially launched at Nyege Nyege Festival 2018. “Hakuna Kulala” takeover – enhancing the fusion of electronic and traditional music, elements of regional music all over…
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People-Centred and Market-Driven Integration: Strategizing for Impact through the Consultative Dialogue Framework

Regional Integration can only become a reality when the citizens are aware, involved and owning the process. Dr. Kirsten Focken, the Cluster Coordinator of the EAC-GIZ Programme stated that the  German support  towards enhancing engagement of the privates sector and civil society was premised on the notion above. EAC-GIZ Programme has supported strengthening the process…
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Stop Harassment! Woman Traders Crossing EAC Borders Safely

The Technical Meeting with the Border Officials in the beginning of May aimed to  identify these information gaps on cross border trade. At the same time the training workshop for cross border women traders at Busia and Malaba borders took place. In engaging different stakeholders and representatives of the groups involved with cross border trade,…
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Employment Opportunities under the EU-EAC Market Access Upgrade Programme (MARKUP)

The EAC has received support under the EDF 11 to bolster and enhance competitiveness of EAC exports under the EU-EAC Market Access Upgrade Programme (MARKUP). This program will be implemented by EAC in collaboration with GIZ. The project implementation will be undertaken by GIZ under the oversight of EAC Secretariat jointly with Partner States specifically…
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Engaging the Private Sector: 20 Years of EABC Celebration

On 23 March 2018, the East African Business Council (EABC) celebrated its establishment in 1998 and 20 years of dedicated advocacy for the active role of the Private Sector in the East African Community integration process. The GIZ-EAC programme shared in the celebrations and conference with EABC and took this opportunity to highlight German support…
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