Tag Archives: East Africa

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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#timesup Press for Progress: International Women’s Day 2018

Time is Now. Press for Progress East African Community Headquarters, Arusha, Tanzania Each year, on the 8th of March, the World celebrates the International Women’s Day.  It is an opportunity for GIZ -EAC and its partner the East African Community (EAC) Secretariat to join the rest of the world in taking stock of women’s achievements…
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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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IIDEA in Numbers & Graphs

IIDEA identifies, nurtures and supports small innovative projects on regional integration. We give these organizations the possibility to test the freedom and opportunities provided by the regional integration in the EAC. IIDEA demonstrates how East African citizens experience the East African common market protocol. In the first year IIDEA has mobilized:  
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CDEA’s Fashion Incubatees get Investors and Spotlight at Swahili Fashion Week

CDEA’s Fashion Incubator held a Fashion Boot Camp from February 14-17, 2017 supported by IIDEA, GIZ and the East African Community that focused on providing technical support to the incubatees using leather, kanga and beads sourced from Tanzania. The Ruka jewelry collection by Claire Musila Bernadine Buzabo, a fashion design consultant with experience from major…
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IIDEA Projects taking off: Sauti and clinicPesa chosen to join Make-IT Accelerator

Two of our IIDEA projects are off to the next phase with the GIZ Make-IT in Africa Accelerator: Sauti is the mobile based trade information and social accountability platform for East Africa’s cross-border traders and SMEs. clinicPesa is a healthcare loans and saving platform that allows to continuously set aside healthcare funds for medical access…
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Paving the Way for Youth Employment: IIDEA Projects Launch Apps

KCCA Employment Services Bureau in Kampala launched the two innovative mobile applications targeting Youth Employment in the East African Region: our IIDEA partners NACOFU with their YE App and CEFORD with Prokaziea. Over 70% of the population under the age of 30 is unemployed, it is from this background that Godwin Ocen, an IT graduate…
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IIDEA Inspiring the Youth of Tomorrow: Panel Session at the YouLead Summit 2017

IIDEA partners inspire and empower the youth of tomorrow by sharing their experiences during the YouLead Summit 2017. In a panel session under the theme of business and corporate leadership our partners demonstrated how youth in East Africa can get involved and how innovation in the region can be started up or scaled up. The…
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Art Knows No Borders: The Art Safari 2017 opens in Arusha

The second stop of the East African Art Biennale organized by EASTAFAB in Arusha had its grand opening at the EAC Secretariat yesterday. The secretariat and the GIZ-EAC programme on behalf of IIDEA commenced the vernissage of the art exhibition. Dances and drums accompanied the ceremonial opening speeches. IIDEA Senior Adviser Joyce welcoming and congratulating…
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Heading for Innovation and Industrialization in the EAC: EABC Conference & Exhibition 2017

The second edition of the East African Business and Entrepreneurship Conference and Exhibition themed “Accelerating Industrialization, Innovation and Investment in the EAC“ was officially opened by H.E Samia Suluhu Hassan, Vice President of the United Republic of Tanzania at Serena Hotel, Dar es Salaam. The IIDEA team and our project partners represent approaches of innovation…
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