Tag Archives: Youth

EAC Youth Cycling in Support of Regional Integration: Tour d’EAC 2019

The 3rd Tour d’EAC was flagged off on 1st August, 2019 at the Independence Monument in Kampala by Uganda’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for EAC Affairs, Hon. Dr Ali Kirunda Kivejinja, and the Tanzanian High Commissioner to Uganda, H.E. Aziz Ponary Mlima. The Tour d’EAC 2019 covers 4,300 km around East Africa over a…
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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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Agribusiness App launched by IIDEA Partner NYDT: Engaging Youth in Agribusiness

Nyakitonto Youth for Development Tanzania (NYDT) have launched their EAC Youth Agribusiness App. After Local Climate Investment (LIC) representatives and NYDT have signed an MoU on how to strengthen communication between farmers and cross-border crop traders in East Africa, the way was paved for the app.  On the 7th November 2018 on LIC office premises…
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Youth are thinking East African: IIDEA engages young people in driving regional integration

Over 50 young East Africans came together in the EAC headquarter to discuss Young People’s Participation in the Political Process during the 1st High Level Youth Ambassadors Dialogue, 5th-6th November 2018. The DSG Mr. Charles Njoronge openend the dialogue acknowledging youth as the key resource for economic growth. The High Commissioner of Kenya to Tanzania…
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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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Paving the Way for Youth Employment: IIDEA Projects Launch Apps

KCCA Employment Services Bureau in Kampala launched the two innovative mobile applications targeting Youth Employment in the East African Region: our IIDEA partners NACOFU with their YE App and CEFORD with Prokaziea. Over 70% of the population under the age of 30 is unemployed, it is from this background that Godwin Ocen, an IT graduate…
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IIDEA Inspiring the Youth of Tomorrow: Panel Session at the YouLead Summit 2017

IIDEA partners inspire and empower the youth of tomorrow by sharing their experiences during the YouLead Summit 2017. In a panel session under the theme of business and corporate leadership our partners demonstrated how youth in East Africa can get involved and how innovation in the region can be started up or scaled up. The…
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The Generation of Tomorrow: Getting Youth Involved in the Electoral Process

Your vote is louder than a gun – that was one of the slogans of the AGA 2017 Regional Youth Consultations. Convened under the auspices of the African Governance Architectures Youth Engagement Strategy (AGA-YES), the consultation for East-Southern Africa took place from the 28-30. August 2017 in Arusha, Tanzania at the EAC Headquarters. The meeting…
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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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Citizens’ Voices on Tackling Youth Labor and Employment Services in East Africa

The Incubator for Integration and Development in East Africa (IIDEA) in partnership with YouMatch, a global initiative for youth in Africa implemented by GIZ seeks to promote positive employment for young people, works together with small-scale projects implemented by private sector and civil society organizations to showcase citizen’s experiences on regional integration. One of the…
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