Tag Archives: Rwanda

As sure as Kilimanjaro rises above the Serengeti: Launch of the Rwanda Tanzania Tourism Trade Portal

IIDEA Project in Tourism is taking off! The tourism sector in East Africa can only be strengthened when working hand in hand. The 2nd Launch Event of the Rwanda Tanzania Tourism Trade Portal took place in Arusha last week, hosted by TATO CEO, Sirili Akko. The Rwanda Tours and Travel Association (RTTA) jointly with the…
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Mobile Platform for Maternal Health: IIDEA Partner HHNB presents their idea at the East African Health Conference 2019

Health Healing Network Burundi (HHNB), one of our IIDEA partners received invitation from the East African Health Research Commission (EAHRC) to present midterm results of the Mobile Platform for Maternal Health Project during the 7th East African Health and Scientific Conference held in Dar es Salaam, March 27th – 29th, 2019. Dr Desire Habonimana and…
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Building the future of Young People in Africa: IIDEA at the Youth Connekt Africa Summit 2018

The Incubator for Integration and Development in East Africa (IIDEA) was for the second time invited to actively participate at the Youth Connekt Africa Summit. Africa’s greatest resource is it’s nearly 420 million youth. Yet, this tremendous asset is relatively untapped. This is largely due to limited access to education, mentorship, finance, employment opportunities and…
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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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YouthConnekt Africa 2017: from Potential to Success

Africa is undergoing a demographic sea change and has the youngest population of any continent in the world with 226 million people aged between 15 and 24. Although the willingness to innovate and succeed is abundant, a fundamental lack of education, employment and financial opportunities has led to Africa having the largest youth unemployment rate…
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IIDEA Concludes Due Diligence with Profemme Twesehamwe

A team from IIDEA visited Profemme Twesehamwe (PFTH), a NGO registered in Rwanda working on women’s rights and gender equality. The purpose of this visit was to ascertain its financial and technical capability to implement their approved project. This innovative project seeks to strengthen cross-border businesses of women-led SMEs involved in the trade of grains…
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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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