Tag Archives: IIDEA

Welcome to our New Partners in IIDEA and IRTF

At the beginning of 2021, the Incubator for Integration and Development in East Africa (IIDEA) and the Intra-Regional Trade Facility (IRTF) invited private sector and civil society organisations in the East African Community Partner States to submit innovative ideas for small-scale projects. IIDEA concentrated on the areas of digitalisation/ICT, health and stakeholder engagement on the…
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IIDEA and IRTF Partners at the 21st EAC MSME Trade Fair

2nd – 12th December 2021 Mwanza (Tanzania)Promoting quality and innovation to enhance EAC MSME competitiveness and post-COVID-19 recovery From the 2nd to the 6th December 2021, the Incubator for Integration and Development in East Africa (IIDEA) and the Intra-Regional Trade Facility (IRTF) will participate in the 21st EAC MSMEs Trade Fair and Exhibition at Mwanza…
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Technology Improves Access to Health Service Across EAC Borders – the Wananchi Health Digital Platform

Have you ever tried to get hold of information on the nearest doctor for special treatment or the closest COVID-19 test location while traveling? There is a chance that this information was hard to get or possibly not readily available at all. Well, we’ve got good news for you. With support of the Incubator for…
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KilimoMart – a Mobile Application for Small-Scale Farmers to Sell their Produce all over the EAC Region

Did you hear about the KilimoMart app which links small-scale farmers in Kenya and Uganda to the regional EAC market? KilimoMart is the result of discussions among small-scale farmers in Uganda who were feeling that they were not benefiting from EA integration sufficiently. They were hearing about integration, but they were not feeling that it…
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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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Creating Employment for Rural Youths through Cross-Border Trade – Green Beans for Youth

While rural youths are increasingly turning their backs on farming and move to cities to find employment, Shambani Solutions in partnership with Frigoken Ltd developed a project to foster opportunities for youth in rural areas, taking advantage of the opportunities arising from cross-border trade within the East African Community (EAC). They were able to create…
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IIDEA / IRTF call for ideas goes into the next round

The call for idea submission at the beginning of this year led to an overwhelming response. The IIDEA/IRTF team received 54 application. Out of these, 35 passed the basic eligibility criteria and are now being pre-selected by the technical experts from the EAC Secretariat and EAC-GIZ. The 12 top-scored ideas will take part in a…
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Women in Cross-Border Trade Formalise their Business

The IIDEA project carried out by Base for Education Dissemination (BED) collects and documents experiences and success stories of women in cross-border trade in the Mara region of Tanzania and Migori in Kenya with a view to encouraging more women to recognise the competitive advantage of regional trade opportunities and become involved. “We are very…
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Women Cross-border Grain Traders

Enhancing Women’s Participation in Uganda and Kenya The grain sector is probably the most important sub-sector within the agricultural sector. Maize, wheat, rice and pulses are by far the most important food commodities in East Africa. Production of these food staples varies greatly from country to country, creating natural opportunities for trade between East African…
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