Tag Archives: gender equality

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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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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Giving Voices to EAC Women Cross-Border Traders

“The decision to formalise my business was a turning point for my little business. I now have a business address and my suppliers and customers know exactly where to find me. And being faithful, often time suppliers give me goods on credit and I pay them back after selling the goods.” This statement, made by…
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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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Standing Strong for Women in the EAC Integration: IIDEA Puts Focus on Women Empowerment

One of the major guiding principles in achieving the EAC integration is a people-centred and private sector led development as provided for in the Treaty for the establishment of the EAC. The GIZ-EAC Programme “Support to the East African Community Integration Process” is committed to supporting equal participation and representation of the interests of women…
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Joining the World in Celebrating the International Women’s Day 2019: “Balance for Better”

Every March it is time to speak up, to raise our voices as women. March 8 is celebrated as the International Women’s Day every year and the theme for this year is “Think equal, build smart, innovate for a change” under the campaign “Balance for Better.” The German Development Cooperation (GIZ) supports the EAC to…
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SDG’s and Her: Opportunities for Women Entrepreneurs.

IIDEA would like to share an opportunity for Women Entrepreneurs and CSO that support woman owned/led micro-enterprises. For more information check Worldbank - SDGs&Her : SDGs&Her is an online competition for women entrepreneurs to showcase how they are supporting the Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs) through their business operations. We are encouraging all small business woman in the EAC…
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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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Yes, She can: Support for Women Engaged in Cross-Border Trade

At a two-day summit on women in intra-regional trade in Nairobi, Kenya that took place from 22 – 23 March 2018 to celebrate 20 years since the founding of the  East African Business Council (EABC), the EABC Chairman called on governments in the region to design policies that will facilitate and attract more women to…
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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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