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Culture and Development East Africa (CDEA) and Copyright Society of Tanzania (COSOTA) under the Tanzania Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment (MITI) are co-organizing the 2nd Mashariki Creative Economy Impact Investment Conference, whose theme: IP as Collateral for Financing the Creative Economy in East Africa. The conference is scheduled to take place from October 11 […]

The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) in its 2018 Regular Session of Committee on NGOs  endorsed the recommendation of the Committee on NGOs and granted special consultative status to Culture and Development East Africa (CDEA). Consultative status provides NGOs with access to UN bodies that are open to NGOs, including ECOSOC and the Human Rights […]

CDEA’s Fashion Incubator held a Fashion Boot Camp from February 14-17, 2017 supported by GIZ and the East African Community that focused on providing technical support to the incubatees using leather, kanga and beads sourced from Tanzania. Bernadine Buzabo, a fashion design consultant with experience from major American and European brands held a session on […]

Introduction: About CDEA CDEA is a Creative Think Tank based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania dedicated to providing services to artists, cultural leaders, creative entrepreneurs, cultural officers and urban planners, development and corporate organizations, civil society organizations and academics, government and intergovernmental bodies in: innovation, research and development, artists and cultural development, tourism and development […]

ABOUT EAVC East Africa Vibes Concert (EAVC) held on the first Saturday of August, is an annual event now highlighted on the cultural calendar of East Africa. It aims to promote emerging conscious musicians, poetry and spoken word artists, as well as expand the market for conscious artists in East Africa. EAVC therefore provides the […]

Gilbert Hagabimana Gilbert is a national of Burundi. He holds a Master’s Degree in Law (LL.M) focused on Law of Regional Integration and East African Community law from the University of Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) and a Bachelor’s Degree in Law (LL.B) from the University of Burundi (Burundi). He is currently a lecturer at Martin […]

Culture and Development East Africa (CDEA)’s Writers Lounge in collaboration with African Writer’s Trust (AWT) will host a writers and editors workshop for budding writers, sub-editor/ editors and book editors in Dar es Salaam. The workshop will be held from 9-11 March 2016 at Eco Sanaa Terrace, Mikocheni B. The workshop will be crowned by […]

Culture and Development East Africa (CDEA) is a creative think tank that provides cultural and Pan-African thought leadership for creative, social and scientist innovators to create and innovate through structured workplace learning, incubation, research & advocacy and capacity building for social change. We also innovate on how space can be used to enhance sustainable workplace […]

CDEA’s Creative Economy Incubator in collaboration with GIZ and the EAC makes a call for its Audio-visual Incubation Programme focusing on musicians in Uganda and Tanzania, to take place in Dar es Salaam within a period of one year. CDEA’s Creative Economy Incubator that is being supported by the Incubator for Integration and Development in […]

CDEA’s Creative Economy Incubator in collaboration with GIZ and the EAC makes a call for its Audio-visual Incubation Programme focusing on filmmakers in Uganda and Tanzania, to take place in Dar es Salaam within a period of one year. CDEA’s Creative Economy Incubator that is being supported by the Incubator for Integration and Development in […]