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.
Issue 1 of sequaForum of 2017 is about: Energy turnaround Editorial:The biggest problems of mankind are energy and drinking water scarcity, climate change, and environmental degradation. Providing regenerative energy sources is one of the most important keys against environmental pollution and climate change and for the solution of the energy problem in developing countries. The gross national income (GNI) per capita in the richest countries with one sixth of the world's population is 80 times that of the poorest countries with the same share of the world's population. Experience shows that large imbalances can trigger migration. If we want to…
Democratic Republic of Congo: Know-how Transfer and Capacity Development for the Implementation of an Organic and Fairtrade Avocado Oil Value Chain in the Region of Bas-Congo in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)
The French company Huilerie Emile Noël SAS (HEN), founded in 1966, is one of the leading companies for organic virgin oils and specialist in the cold pressing of oil seeds and oleaginous fruits. In a develoPPP.de project via sequa, which began in December 2016, HEN together with Foret Ressources Management (FRM) intends to build up an organic and fair trade avocado oil value chain in the region of Bas Congo in DRC.
On February 15, 2017 sequa starts its 1st develoPPP.de Ideas competion 2017. Interested companies are invited to submit their project proposals to sequa by March 31, 2017. In principle, all develoPPP.de proposals on development-related issues will be considered by sequa.
The ongoing vocational education and training partnership (BBP) of the German Frankfurt-Rhein-Main Chamber of Skilled Crafts (HWK FRM) with the Fès-Mèknes Chamber of Skilled Crafts and the State Vocational Training Agency OFPPT entered a second phase of three years in August 2016. In this phase, the focus of the project will be lying on woodworking in the Fès-Mèknes region, alongside with the ongoing training of craftsmen in the areas of automotive mechatronics and solar energy.
The German Frankfurt-Rhein-Main Chamber of Skilled Crafts (HWK FRM) complements its training and further education activities in Africa by a vocational education and training partnership in Namibia, supported by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), whose first phase of three years started in December 2016. The Namibia Training Authority (NTA) and the Namibia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NCCI) are the partner institutions of the HWK FRM.
Ecuador: A stronger practical focus and integration of private sector needs in TVET – The VET Partnership Project in Ecuador enters into a second phase
Since December 2013 the German Deutscher Industrie- und Handelskammertag e. V. (DIHK) cooperates with the Ecuadorian Government, Chambers of Industry and business associations in the frame of a VET Partnership Project. The project supports the current reform of the TVET system in Ecuador with regards to a stronger practical focus and the integration of private sector needs to improve the skills and employability of young people.
Since mid-November 2016, the German Frankfurt-Rhein-Main Chamber of Skilled Crafts is cooperating with business membership organisations in Zambia. The main partner is the Association of Building and Civil Engineering Contractors (ABCEC). The aim of the partnership is the improvement of the qualification and employability of graduates in several building-related vocational training programmes in Zambia. The partners will put their efforts into establishing demand-driven and practice-oriented elements within the education system.
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.