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.
Oel-Hydrauliker GmbH works in the field of mobile and stationary hydraulics. Within a develoPPP.de project, funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) via sequa, which began in January 2018, Oel-Hydrauliker GmbH plans to improve the deficits existing in waste management logistics in the Jordanian Greater Zarqa Municipality.
The export of horticultural products (cut flowers, fruits, vegetables) is of high importance for the economic development of Ethiopia. The Ethiopian Horticulture Producer Exporters Association (EHPEA) represents over a hundred farms/companies from the sector. Since 2015 EHPEA has been supported by the Import Promotion Desk (IPD) of sequa in individual activities that help strengthen their members’ trade relations to the European market, e.g. support in the organisation of trade fairs and export-oriented workshops. To enable a more comprehensive promotion of EHPEA as interest representative and service-provider of the horticultural sector IPD has also facilitated a German BMZ partnership with EHPEA.
From December 2017 to October 2019 sequa supports the Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) in integrating the private sector into Pakistan's vocational training system. To achieve this, business membership organisations should be actively involved in the implementation of training and further education at both national and provincial level. The current GIZ project to support vocational training reform aims at enabling young people to acquire vocational skills and improve their employability.
In a VET Partnership facilitated by sequa and financed by German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), German UWZ of Saarland Chamber of Skilled Crafts has been cooperating with the Agence Tunisienne de la Formation Professionnelle (ATFP) and its five affiliated vocational training centres (BBZ) since 2015. On 1st January 2018, a second phase of three years of this VET Partnership started.
Myanmar: Women in the sewing factories learn playfully about their rights - "Sat Yone Superstar", the Women Empowerment App!
"Sat Yone Superstar", is an infotainment app that has been developed in the last 10 months within the framework of the regional GIZ project Social and Labor Standards in the textile and clothing industry in Asia together with sequa gGmbH and the EU-funded SMART Myanmar. The app is a game in which topics such as labor law, occupational health and safety are playfully conveyed to the seamstresses. The players pass through various areas of a garment factory (such as the chemical store) and have to answer questions and solve tasks. The aim is to give a large number of low-educated…
It is difficult for a company to cope with a wide-ranging qualification programme on its own. ForestFinance therefore decided on a development partnership with sequa gGmbH: As partners for educational measures, they trained over 300 forest workers and persons from local forest authorities in Vietnam. The practical training has not only led to a higher awareness of sustainable environmental protection in forest management but has also raised standards in occupational safety.
Rwanda: Vocational Training Partnership of German Coblenz Chamber of Crafts and Small Businesses enters its second phase
In November 2017, the second phase of the vocational training partnership of German Coblenz Chamber of Crafts and Small Industries started in Rwanda. It ends in October 2020. Rwandan partners are Workforce Development Authority (WDA), Association of Entrepreneurs du Bâtiment et Travaux Publics (AEBTP) as well as Integrated Polytechnic Regional Center (IPRC) East and St. Joseph Integrated Technical College (SJITC). The project aims at introducing the dual approach in initial trainings for selected occupations in the construction sector. In the second project phase, the pilot courses from phase 1 (painting, tile setting, bricklaying, road construction) will continue and further trainings…
From January 2018 until January 2019, sequa supports German Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) with the capacity development of business associations in Eastern Sudan at regional and national level and und possibly of the chambers of crafts too in advocacy of member interests through trainings in communication, strategic planning, lobbying, etc.
Nepal: Medicinal plants from the Himalayas Co-operation project between GIZ and IPD encourages the expansion of Nepalese export
In the Himalayas there are around 1,800 species of medicinal and aromatic plants growing in the wild. However, only the smallest part of these valuable plants is processed by local production. Most plants are sold unprocessed to Indian distributers. Due to the lack of production and sales chains the country is losing a great deal of value-added potential. However, Nepalese producers could increase their export volume if they processed their products themselves and increased their international competitiveness. This is where the Nepal Trade Integration Strategy (NTIS) comes in. The aim of NTIS is to enhance the value-added chains for trade…
Succesful develoPPP.de project in Bosnia and Herzegovina: German ambassador visits opening of the German Competence Center for Robotics
In February 2018, a successful develoPPP.de project with Masterwerk GmbH in Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina, funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) was completed. During the nearly two-year project in Tuzla, the company has built up the German Competence Centre for Robotics (DKR) in which school leavers, students, university graduates and specialists will be able to attend training courses in the field of robotics