Tag Archives: Women

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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Women Deliverance as an Agent to Fostering Sustainable Gender Development: IIDEA Project Participates at Women Deliver Conference in Canada

One of our IIDEA Projects participates at Women Deliver Conference in Canada Dr. Desire Habonimana, CEO at Health Healing Network Burundi was invited to the Global Women Deliver Conference in Vancouver Canada. International Women deliver conference was the conference held in Vancouver, Canada June 3-6, 2019. Panel discussion at the Conference on SDGs The successful…
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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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Standing Strong for Women in the EAC Integration: IIDEA Puts Focus on Women Empowerment

One of the major guiding principles in achieving the EAC integration is a people-centred and private sector led development as provided for in the Treaty for the establishment of the EAC. The GIZ-EAC Programme “Support to the East African Community Integration Process” is committed to supporting equal participation and representation of the interests of women…
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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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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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New IIDEA Partners on Board

A team from IIDEA GIZ EAC Programme has commenced to conduct due diligence for the ten newly selected IIDEA projects from the private sector and civil society as well as other interest groups in East Africa. The team has been moving across the six EAC Partners where the ten selected project organizations are based. The ten…
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SDG’s and Her: Opportunities for Women Entrepreneurs.

IIDEA would like to share an opportunity for Women Entrepreneurs and CSO that support woman owned/led micro-enterprises. For more information check Worldbank - SDGs&Her : SDGs&Her is an online competition for women entrepreneurs to showcase how they are supporting the Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs) through their business operations. We are encouraging all small business woman in the EAC…
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#timesup Press for Progress: International Women’s Day 2018

Time is Now. Press for Progress East African Community Headquarters, Arusha, Tanzania Each year, on the 8th of March, the World celebrates the International Women’s Day.  It is an opportunity for GIZ -EAC and its partner the East African Community (EAC) Secretariat to join the rest of the world in taking stock of women’s achievements…
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