German Chambers and Associations for Training and Employment

As part of the Marshall Plan with Africa and the G20 Compact with Africa investment partnership, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) has launched the special initiative Training and Employment. The aim of the special initiative is to use innovative formats and flexible instruments to strengthen the conditions for private investment and to create more and better employment opportunities for the rapidly growing young population in Africa. The special initiative will initially be active in seven countries (Ethiopia, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Morocco, Rwanda, Senegal and Tunisia). In future, the special initiative should be extended to up to ten African countries.

The BMZ has invited the German chambers and associations to become involved in the special initiative. They can propose their own projects and, provided they meet the specific requirements of the special initiative, receive funding for implementation.

sequa is responsible to the BMZ for the implementation and quality management of the PartnerAfrica projects. The first projects can be funded from 2019 onwards. Proposals can be submitted to sequa directly.

Further Information


Dr. Ralf Meier

Head of Programme Management





A template for the outline of project proposals can be found here:

Sample Sketch [in German only]


Further information on the programme can be found here:

Information Sheet sequa [in German only]

Programme Flyer BMZ [in German only]

BMZ information sheet on the special initiative