sequa gGmbH is a globally operating organisation that carries out development projects and programmes in international development cooperation in close collaboration with the German private sector since 1991.
In December 2016, German Water Partnership (GWP) started a co-operation with the Arab Water Countries Utilities Association (ACWUA) located in Jordan. The partnership project aims at strengthening ACWUA as association of the water sector through exchange and transfer of know-how and information in the Arab region. Main fields or activities will be the development of a sustainable finance concept, provision of services for different member groups, the setup of regional structures as well as the expansion of international cooperation.
The German Cologne Chamber of Crafts (HWK) has started a Vocational Training Partnership Project (BBP) with the Technical, Entrepreneurial and Vocational Education and Training Authority (TEVETA) in Malawi. Together with other VET institutions and business membership organisations both partners will collaborate in order to align VET better with the needs of the economy.
The Mongolian-German BMO partnership project between the Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry (DIHK) and the Mongolian National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MNCCI) looks back on a successful year 2016. On November 16th and 17th 2016, a workshop of all project partners in Ulan Bator, Mongolia, evaluated last years’ performance and set new goals for the year 2017. The projects’ aim is to raise the value of sheep wool and seabuckthorn production in the Mongolian provinces of Uvs and Arkhangai.
Since December 15th 2016, the Association of German Automobile Industy (VDA), the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) and the Auto Component Manufacturing Association of India (ACMA) cooperate within the BMO Partnership Program funded by the German Ministry of economic cooperation and development (BMZ). This cooperation creates a permanent platform for discussion, exchange of interests and knowhow-transfer as well as develops capacities for a modern, innovative and an international automobile sector.
Azerbaijan: Knowledge transfer for the introduction of innovative laser technology application in Azerbaijan
IXUN Lasertechnik GmbH is a highly specialized company, whose business areas include surface processing with laser irradiation as well as the production of customized processing optics. Through a developpp.de-Project with sequa between October 2016 and September 2019, IXUN aims to anchor innovative know-how in the area of (3-D macro) laser technology in Aserbaijan. This is pursued through the establishment of a laser center at the Azerbaijan State Oil and Industry University (ASÖIU) to provide sustainably education and training programs for Azerbaijani university lecturers, students as well as engineers and technicians.
On December 1st, 2016, a Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Partnership Project between the German Chamber of Skilled Crafts (HWK) Erfurt and three different TVET facilities, namely the Eastcape Midlands TVET College, the Lovedale TVET College, and the Port Rex Technical High School, began in the Eastern Cape in South Africa. The first three-year project phase aims to improve skills and employability of graduates of the TVET courses in the region in selected trades, primarily motor vehicles. The HWK plans the establishment of a stronger involvement of the local private sector in developing need-based training courses, teacher trainings in South…
The East African Health Platform (EAHP), based in Arusha, Tanzania, represents the interests of private enterprises, as well as civil society and faith based organisations that are active in the health sector in East Africa. It was founded in 2012 upon request of the East African Community (EAC) with support of the GIZ. Since November 2016, the German industry association for the high-tech medium-sized business sector, Spectaris, and the EAHP cooperate in a BMO partnership programme. The goal of this programme is to establish the EAHP as the central Institution that supports all stakeholder groups of the health sector in…
Since December 2016, the Saar-Lor-Lux Environmental Center of the Saarland Chamber of Crafts is working together with the Tumaini University Makumira (TUMA) as well as the Tanzania Training Center for Orthopaedic Technologists (TATCOT). Within the scope of a vocational education and training partnership, the training for orthopaedic master craftsmen will be modernised. The project partners are supported by the association Human Study, which is specialised in orthopaedic technology training through distant learning. Within the next three years, new occupational blended learning trainings in orthopaedic technology will be developed and introduced. Additionally, existing training facilities will be updated and the advocacy…
O November 28th and 29th 2016 sequa conducted, for the first time, a two-day training on “professional project management” for German project partners and long-term experts in Partnership Programmes for Chambers and Associations (KVP) and Vocational Training Institutions (BBP) in Bonn. The training was led by an external instructor and supported by two sequa project managers who served as co-instructors. The concept was based on sequa’s KVP respectively BBP manuals, but considerably more pra-tice-oriented and interactive. It also offered the participants the possibility to actively exchange their experiences in the project work.
In the frame of in a develoPPP.de project with sequa the German medium-sized enterprise Fickert & Winterling Maschinenbau GmbH (F&W) is planning to strengthen the competencies for sustainable organic waste treatment by using biogas technology in Ecuador. The project started in September 2016 and ends in April 2018. In Ecuador there is a significant unused potential in the area of Waste-to-Energy and biogas production. However, there is little practical relevant know-how in these areas. Although some universities have already been involved with biogas topics there is still a lack of experience with practical application, testing and implementation as there are…