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.
Starting in January 2017, sequa has been supporting GIZ in the implementation of a project to promote private sector development in disadvantaged regions of Serbia. The core of the project is to strengthen the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia in Belgrade, which is currently undergoing a comprehensive reform process. sequa, together with the Chamber, is developing services in the three main sectors of the project, which are metal and mechanical engineering sustainable agriculture as well as information and communication technologies
The Import Promotion Desk (IPD) is one of the two winners of the German qualifying round for the European Enterprise Promotion Awards, EEPA, and represents now Germany in the category “Internationalisation of the economic activities” for the international selection. The initiative IPD convinced the expert committee of the Ministry for Economy and Energy (BMWi) as an initiative, which develops sustainably the international commercial cooperation and in addition, assists, in partner states, small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) to establish quality standards and promote commercial activities.
Editorial Without claiming to present any general or prerogative explanation, it is still possible to state that most of the people living in developing countries deal with measurable low standards of living. To tackle this situation, there is only one sustainable and long-term solution which is creating future orientated workplaces and employment. According to the United Nations, until 2030 more than 600 million new jobs in developing and emerging countries need to be created. This is the only way to achieve the defined goals of the Agenda 2030. From my point of view, especially successful companies are the ones which…
In March 2016 the German bio-pioneer Weiling GmbH launched a two-year-long develoPPP.de project in Tunisia to support the local organic farming through training, technology transfer and the establishment of an association. The project activities have aroused a great interest among the Tunisian farmers. More than 40 of them joined the association of organic farmers and already three of them have converted to organic farming since the project inception. These three farms cultivate and produce Demeter certified sun-dried tomatoes for the German market.
Erasmus + (SINDBAD/TRANSDUAL) is a program for vocational students, trainees and apprentices. The program aim is to support vocational students, trainees and apprentices who intend to undertake practical and theoretical learning abroad (EU member states) especially for improving soft skills like mobility, flexibility, tolerance and capacity for teamwork. I am an apprentice at the sequa and was recently able to complete a three-week study course in London at the European College of Business and Management (ECBM) via the Erasmus + program. During the lesson, I was taught in subjects such as business in the UK, laws and rights in the UK,…
Tanzania: Ensuring High Quality and Future Production as Well as Increasing Production of Organic Dried Fruits Through Capacity Building Measures and Technology Transfer in Tanzania
Tanzania has excellent climate conditions for the cultivation of tropical fruits such as pineapples and bananas. However, farmers often lack expert knowledge about methods of organic farming or about how to adhere to organic and fair trade standards for the international market. As part of a develoPPP.de project with sequa, which started in April 2017, E.L.D. GmbH and Kipepeo Bio & Fair GmbH strengthen small-scale farmers and processing companies in the production of dried fruits. E.L.D. Is the trading company of the renowned German regional wholesaler Rinklin Naturkost GmbH and responsible for purchasing, storage, and services. E.L.D. will implement the…
Soft Center is a rapidly growing hardware and software producer in Burundi. The company, which has ownership links with the French IT-boutique DIPP.Com, has started recently a develoPPP.de project with sequa to promote modern IT-skills in Burundi.
Ethiopia: Promotion of productive and sustainable cultivation techniques in Ethiopia by training of small scale coffee farmers
Maas International is specialized on the production and sale of coffee machines, including pre-products and related services. Fair produced and high-quality coffee specialties are increasingly in demand by Maas’ customers. Within a new develoPPP.de project with sequa, which began in October 2016, Maas International started to train Ethiopian small farmers in sustainable, high-production coffee cultivation techniques to improve their access to good coffee from the country.
Tanzania: Partnership for the promotion of Vocational Education and Training in the sectors of agriculture and construction in Tanzania
The West German Chamber of Crafts and Skilled Council (WHKT) has started in April 2017 a Vocational Education and Training (VET) Partnership with the Vocational Education and Training Authority (VETA) in Tanzania. The partners plan to introduce a new apprenticeship trade (mechanic for agro- and construction machinery technology) as well as practice-oriented training modules in post-harvest technologies and mechanic for farmers.
In the framework of a BMO Partnership Project financed by the BMZ the Sekondi-Takoradi Chamber of Commerce & Industry (STCCI) in Ghana in cooperation with its German partner, the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce, has overcome one of the greatest challenges for its daily operations: blackouts. In the West African country power cuts are of daily occurence. Mostly, they occur unannounced and last from a few seconds to a few hours or sometimes even a whole day. They are a big problem, because they are not only responsible for interrupting the work flow, but also cause severe damage in electronic devices.…