Tag Archives: East African Community

Private Sector and Civil Society in the Republic of South Sudan ready to grab the Opportunities and Benefits of the EAC Integration Agenda

Making Integration Real for Private Sector and Civil Society in South Sudan! The EAC Secretariat with the support of GIZ organized a two day Sensitisation/Training Workshop for private and civil society sectors on the Opportunities and Benefits of Regional Integration held on 4th to 5th June, 2019 in Juba. IIDEA Senior Adviser Joyce Kevin Abalo…
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Greeting the Gorillas: Creating Joint Tourism Business Opportunities in Rwanda and Tanzania

Tourism business opportunities are on the rise in Rwanda and Tanzania thanks to the collaboration between Rwanda Tours and Travel Association (RTTA) and Tanzania Tour Operators Association (TATO). RTTA launched their IIDEA project this month -  the Rwanda Tanzania Tourism Trade Portal. This is a digital Portal with key resources that enable collaboration, communication, monetization…
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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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Youth are thinking East African: IIDEA engages young people in driving regional integration

Over 50 young East Africans came together in the EAC headquarter to discuss Young People’s Participation in the Political Process during the 1st High Level Youth Ambassadors Dialogue, 5th-6th November 2018. The DSG Mr. Charles Njoronge openend the dialogue acknowledging youth as the key resource for economic growth. The High Commissioner of Kenya to Tanzania…
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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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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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