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In order to boost economic growth at the sub-national level, international development cooperation often applies the Local Economic Development (LED) approach. The World Bank defines the approach as follows: „Local Economic development is the process by which public, private and non-governmental sector partners work collectively to create better conditions for economic growth and employment generation. The aim is to improve the quality of life for all.”

The sequa handbook for LED highlights the role that business associations and chambers can play in local business development. It provides practical guidance on how LED strategies and processes can be introduced in associations and chambers. The manual addresses employees of associations and chambers as well as consultants who work with business membership organisations.

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In December 217, the vocational education programme in orthopaedic technology for technicians from Egypt, Syria, and Palestine was successfully completed after its three-year course. Since 2015, the German Federal Foreign Office provided the financial means, while sequa was responsible for the implementation. The education programme was realized together with local cooperation partners, the organisation Human Study e.V., and international orthopaedic experts.

More than 30 orthopaedic technicians from Egypt, Syria, Gaza, and from the host country Turkey took part in the programme. The course was aligned with the educational standards for category 2 according to the International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics (ISPO). 26 participants successfully completed the training by the end of 2017 and received the internationally recognized ISPO certificate as Orthopaedic Technologist. Because of the war and Syria and because of insufficient medical service provision in the partner countries, many people are still in need of orthopaedic devices like prosthetic legs or orthoses (braces or splints).

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Since November 15, 2017, the Bildungswerk der Baden-Württembergischen Wirtschaft (bfz) e. V. and SOS Rwanda are cooperating in a vocational training partnership.

The aim of the project is to increase the quality of training in the fields of welding and plumbing by means of a higher practical relevance.

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In a first project phase until November 2019,  the German Mechanical Engineering Industry Association (VDMA) will support partners in Botswana in improving their vocational education and training programme in the Vocational Education and Training Partnership (BBP). The goal of the partnership lies in a better focus on skills relevant within the local labour market.

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The vocational training partnership of German Cologne Chamber of Crafts and Small Businesses (HWK Cologne) in Uganda entered its second phase in December 2017. It will last until November 2020. The Ugandan partners remain Nakawa Vocational Training Institute (NVTI), Uganda Manufacturers Association (UMA) and Uganda Small Scale Industries Association (USSIA).

The project’s objective is to make initial training at NVTI more practical and needs-based and to create a demand-oriented further education offer for companies.