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.
By way of company visits Import Promotion Desk (IPD) identified in close collaboration with a value chain project of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) Nepalese producers of medicinal and aromatic plants with export potential. Due to lack of certificates and documentation direct access to the German market has been denied to many Nepalese companies; they are forced to sell their products to intermediaries (especially from India) which then export the products to the EU. To resolve this problem, IPD in cooperation with GIZ, is closing different gaps to gradually empower the Nepalese suppliers to sell without intermediate stages to…
Over the past three years, the Chamber of Commerce (HWK ) Hamburg supports the national training institution VETA (Vocational Education and Training Authority) in Tanzania and is successfully improving the quality and practical relevance of vocational training. In a first phase of the project, workshops were established in the areas of motor vehicle and electric in Dar -es- Salaam and Hotel/tourism in Moshi, developed dual curricula and started the first pilot courses. The trainees are bound in all three areas by contract to business and pursuing their training at VETA and in business - a novelty for Tanzania.
On March 1 of 2017 the project Networking Intermediaries & Competitive Enterprises in Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan (NICE-TAK) started. During the following three years the development of the private sector in Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan will be promoted by the strengthening of Business Intermediary Organisations (BIO’s).
Nepal: Promotion of Demeter farming in Nepal through training, technology and know-how transfer, mainly of women.
Dottenfelderhof-Laden OHG (Dottenfelderhof) is a regional enterprise in Bad Vilbel near Frankfurt/Main, which specializes in Demeter organic products. In the context of a develoPPP.de- project with sequa, which started in November 2016, the Dottenfelderhof-Laden OHG supports the qualification of female Nepalese farmers in the bio-dynamic cultivation of tea.
The medium-sized company Awite Bioenergie GmbH manufactures high-quality gas analysis systems according to costumer specific requirements for biogas, waste water treatment and laboratory facilities. In the frame of a developpp.de project, which is funded by BMZ through sequa and started in December 2016, Awite aims at improving the training for specialists in the biogas sector in order to promote market development in this sector.
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.
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.