Tag Archives: Women in Trade

The Buy East Africa e-Commerce Platform for Agribusiness

Afro Ark of Rwanda & Resilience Organization of South Sudan Afro Ark of Rwanda and the Resilience Organization of South Sudan are currently jointly developing a digital platform called ‘Buy East Africa’. This platform, supported by the East African Community and GIZ through the Incubator for Integration and Development in East Africa (IIDEA), is an…
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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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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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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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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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Are we Powering Profitable Trade? Inclusive and Sustainable Participation and Empowerment of Women in Trade

IIDEA Partner DMT tested solutions to overcome unprofitable trade targeting women trader cooperatives as well as the women traders’ transactions through the Women Cross Border Traders’ Cooperatives Accelerator Project. Now we can take a closer look at the lessons learnt and best practices. Great strides have been made in facilitating trade in the East African…
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