Tag Archives: informal cross-border trade

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 Trader Cooperatives Empowered to Transform the Lives of Women

The IIDEA Project “Cooperatives Accelerator” has developed an EAC women cross border traders’ cooperatives accelerator model for nascent EAC women traders’ cooperatives. DMT has previously sensitized over 4,800 women traders in Uganda on the EAC trade rules and regulations in a 3 months period. The majority of the women were unaware of their rights under…
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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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A Glance at Namanga Cross-Border Trade

Informal Cross-Border Trade Informal cross-border trade, which is trade that occurs outside of formal, legal mechanisms, plays an important role in the economies of East Africa. It not only acts as an accelerator of economic development, but also regional development. Generally speaking, informal cross-border trade can encourage entrepreneurial activity, regional trade, contribute to greater food…
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