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.
The BMO partnership between the German Water Partnership (GWP) and the Vietnam Water Supply and Sewerage Association (VWSA) enteres in June 2016 into a second phase. GWP, a network of German companies, associations and institutions of the water sector, supports VWSA to improve its training and information services for the whole water sector of Vietnam as well as to establish itself as a competent dialogue partner for the Government. Hence the project will contribute to preserve the natural environment and facilitate the supply of clean water for the Vietnamese consumers.
In 2011 sequa published for the first time sequa a manual for the management of KVP-Projects which in August 2016 will be released in its third actualized version. To take account of the “Vocational Education and Training Partnership with the German Economy” program, which is supported since 2010 from the BMZ, sequa elaborated additionally a manual for the management of BBP-Projects.
Morocco: Measures for productivity increase and quality assurance for the expansion of the value chain of agricultural products
The develoPPP.de project which will be realized by the German partner “Landlinie Lebensmittelvertrieb GmbH” started in August 2016 and ends presumably in July 2018. Though the economic situation of Morocco has improved extremely over the last years, but a huge part of its population still lives in bad social conditions. According to estimates one quarter lives in poverty.The goal of the project is to extent and to improve the cultivation of bio-herbs and bio-flowers as well as the quality optimization of bio-certified agricultural processing products.
In 2016 the German medium-sized enterprise “BHS Corrugated Anlagen- und Maschinenbau GmbH“ launches together with the “Lao-German Technical College in Vientiane” a recruitment- and training program for the formation of specialists in the context of sequa’s new develoPPP.de project. “BHS Corrugated” will extend the course portfolio of the “Lao-German Technical College” to train their own staff for service works in the Asia-Pacific region, thanks to three-year vocational trainings as industrial electricians and machine- and system operators.
Das Bildungswerk der Bayerischen Wirtschaft (bbw) In May 2016 a Vocational Training Partnership was initiated between the Educational Association of the Bavarian Economy (bbw Group) and VET Centres in the western part of Ukraine. The goal of the partnership project is to improve the local employment opportunities in the regions Lviv and Volhynia, which are both suffering from emigration. This shall be achieved by a better cooperation between companies and vocational schools. It is intended to introduce new contents in several job profiles.
On August 15, 2016 sequa starts its 3rd develoPPP.de.de Ideas competion 2016. Interested companies are inviited to submit their project proposals to sequa by September 30, 2016. In principle, all develoPPP.de proposals on development-related issues will be considered by sequa.
sequa´s application for the Erasmus+ Programme has been granted by the National Agency Education for Europe on behalf of the EU-Commission. For the mobility of trainees (programme part SINDBAD and TRANSDUAL) 307 mobility flows will be provided to trainees, enabling them to build up and enhance language and job related skills on a European level. In addition 55 mobility flows are available for VET professionals as part of the move-it programme. This programme offers VET professionals the opportunity to exchange experience with partners in other European Member states, as well as personal and organisational development.
Ecuador: Capacity Building for quality assurance and international marketing of cut flowers by small and medium-sized producers
In the frame of a two-year develoPPP.de project until 2018, Blütenpracht Schnittblumen GmbH wants to strengthen small and medium-sized producers of cut flowers in Ecuador through capacity building measures and the development on an internet platform, so they can continue to sell their products to Germany and secure their existence. In at least one local educational institute, knowledge on quality assurance, marketing and production standards of cut flowers will be generated and trainings for 100 students and 100 representatives of at least 15 flower farms will be conducted.
Editorial: German Government’s development cooperation has been heavily engaged in East Africa for a long time. Between 2014 and 2016 Kenya and Tanzania receive funds amounting to Euro 138, respectively 159 million as part of this cooperation. From 1998 to 2015, the East African Community (EAC), i.e. the confederation of Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, benefited from the German Fed-eral Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development’s (BMZ) financial contributions at the amount of Euro 213 million. For the years 2016 to 2018, the BMZ has assured another EUR 37 million in favour of EAC. East Africa – Ethiopia and the…
About 80% of groceries, especially fresh vegetables, are currently being imported in Ukraine and Georgia. International retailers are able to deliver fresh and high quality products all year round. The local producers and retailers are not able to prevail against this competition, as the technology for a year round production of vegetables is missing. Also, the producers, as well as Agricultural Universities, lack practical knowledge and experience with modern cultivation, for example with greenhouse technology.