Tag Archives: East African Integration

East African Citizens Doing the Extraordinary – IIDEA Phase Two Has Started

The IIDEA program continues to grow from strength to strength, with the announcement of the next round of funded projects across the EAC. Building on the 25 small scale projects already actively fostering integration around the region, the 16 new projects cover (more…)
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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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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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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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The Generation of Tomorrow: Getting Youth Involved in the Electoral Process

Your vote is louder than a gun – that was one of the slogans of the AGA 2017 Regional Youth Consultations. Convened under the auspices of the African Governance Architectures Youth Engagement Strategy (AGA-YES), the consultation for East-Southern Africa took place from the 28-30. August 2017 in Arusha, Tanzania at the EAC Headquarters. The meeting…
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Soko Mkononi: Placing the East African Market in Citizens’ Hands

The Common Market Protocol was signed in November, 2009. Its provisions have greatly eased the free movement of goods, services, capital and people. This has produced a wealth of opportunities for the private sector to grow the East African economy through intra-EAC trade. However, for many small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and entrepreneurs the opportunities…
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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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