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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 reduce migration, we have to deal with the flight causes. This inequality of GNI has much to do with access to energy. 645 million Africans - more than half the population of this continent - have no access to electricity. This approach, however, is a crucial prerequisite to enable adequate paths to education, health, drinking water and food.

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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. 

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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.

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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.