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EAC Launches 50 Million African Women Speak Networking Platform in Rwanda

East African Community Headquarters, Arusha, Tanzania, 15th October, 2020: As part of the International Rural Women’s Day celebration, on 15th October 2020; the Rwandan government in partnership with the East African Community launched the 50 Million African Women Speak Project Networking Platform in Musanze, Northern Rwanda.

The online platform is intended to support women empowerment initiatives by providing African Women Entrepreneurs with access to critical information on financial and non-financial services as well as provide opportunities for business networks among African Women Entrepreneurs.

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EAC Launches 50 Million African Women Speak Networking Platform in Tanzania

East African Community Headquarters, Arusha, Tanzania, 28th August, 2020: The East African Community has kicked-off national launches of the 50 Million African Women Speak Networking Platform (50MAWS), a digital platform aimed at empowering millions of women in Africa to start, grow and scale up their businesses.

Gracing the national launch for the United Republic of Tanzania at the Karimjee Hall, in Dar es Salaam, Hon. Ummy Mwalimu, Minister of Minister of Health, Community Development, Gender, Seniors and Children, said the government of Tanzania has received the project, and was happy to embrace the initiative to further enable women to connect, network and transact business.

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Youth in Arusha sensitized on regional integration opportunities and hygiene

East African Community Headquarters, Arusha, Tanzania, 24h July, 2020The East African Community in partnership with Arusha City Council conducted a community service on 24th July 2020 at Maweni Primary and Mkonoo Secondary Schools in Terat Ward, Arusha, Tanzania.

The event earlier as part of the celebration of the International Women’s Day 2020 themed “#EachforEqual” could not take place in March due to the outbreak of Covid-19. The event featured the donation of sanitary pads to about 600 students and created awareness on menstrual hygiene and benefits as well as the opportunities of East African Community Integration.

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Regional Civil Society and Private Sector Organizations prepare Joint Response to COVID-19

East African Community Headquarters, Arusha, Tanzania, 30th May, 2020: The apex bodies of the private sector and civil society organizations met on 29th May, 2020 through the virtual tool, MS TEAMS. 

The half-day meeting, which was attended by representatives of the East African Civil Society Organizations Forum (EACSOF), the East Africa Law Society (EALS), the East African Local Government Association (EALGA) and the East African Health Platform (EAHP) discussed joint Covid-19 responses of these apex bodies to mitigate the virus, which has impacted the entire world including the EAC region.

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The Tanzania Peoples' Defence Forces Monduli Military Academy Band leads the procession through the streets of Arusha during celebrations by the EAC to mark the International Women's Day 2020.

International Women's Day 2020 marked at EAC HQs

East African Community Headquarters, Arusha (Tanzania), 6th March, 2020: Each year on the 8th of March, the World celebrates International Women’s Day. It is an opportunity for the East African Community (EAC) Secretariat and its partners to join the rest of the World in taking stock of women’s achievements throughout history and across nations.

This years’ International Women’s day, themed “I am Generation Equality: Women’s Rights”, with #EachforEqual, IWD 2020 as the Campaign Hashtag was celebrated at the EAC Secretariat with over 200 participants in attendance from across the EAC on the 6th March 2020. The celebration reflected on progress made on women’s rights and promotion of generation equality in the EAC region and across the world.

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