Tag Archives: Regional Integration

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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Latest IIDEA Projects Present Themselves

The latest batch of IIDEA projects is now in full swing realising the great ideas they developed to show the benefits of East African Integration to the citizens of East Africa. See their various approaches, for example in beekeeping, setting up an e-commerce platform for East African Goods, enabling women cross-border trader to seize the…
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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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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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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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Digital Shops Replacing Brick & Mortal for Women Traders and Entrepreneurs

WITU developed www.amaduka.com, an online marketplace for women-owned micro and small businesses across East Africa, starting with Uganda and Kenya. With this innovative online market place, WITU has taken up the challenge of making the Fourth Industrial Revolution work for women in business. Many of them are left behind by this fundamental change, in which…
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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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Youth in Action: IIDEA Partners Showing the Way for the AU

Three partners of IIDEA attended the 2019 Pan African Youth Forum in Addis Ababa which launched the ‘1 million by 2021’ Initiative aimed at addressing the need to make African Integration relevant to young people of the continent. The conference was organised by the AU and participative sessions with the over 400 young people attending…
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The IIDEA Incubator: Facts and Figures

IIDEA identifies, nurtures and supports small innovative projects on regional integration. We give these organizations the possibility to test the freedom and opportunities provided by the regional integration in the EAC. IIDEA demonstrates how East African citizens experience the East African common market protocol. Our goal is that the citizens of East Africa are influencing…
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