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.
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
In December 2014 the German Frankfurt-Rhein-Main Chamber of Skilled Crafts (HWK) and the German Gießen-Friedberg Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK) started the cooperation with selected business associations and VET institutions in Kenya. The second phase of the project has now begun. The project aims at introducing a more demand- and practice-oriented vocational training to improve the employability of young people in Kenya.
In a VET Partnership facilitated by sequa and financed by German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), UWZ of Saarland Chamber of Skilled Crafts already cooperated in a first phase (2015-2017) with UCIMB and CNAB, two national umbrella organisations of skilled crafts in Benin. On 1st January 2018 a second phase of three years of this project started.
Colombia, Egypt, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Nepal, Peru, Tunisia, Serbia, and South Africa – the Import Promotion Desk (IPD) introduced organic producers from these countries at this year’s BIOFACH. The world’s largest trade fair for organic food took place from 14 to 17 February in Nuremberg, Germany. More than 30 enterprises from nine countries presented their diverse range of organic produce at the joint stand shared by the IPD with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and at the respective national pavilions. This is already the fourth time that the IPD, the German initiative for promoting imports, and the GIZ have…
Editorial Everyone talks about the issues “escape and displacement”. We realise that we have to do more in order to achieve perceivable improvements for refugees in their origin or host countries, respectively. In each project within our Vocational Education and Training Partnership Programme a German project partner and a foreign partner jointly implement the undertaking. Such Projects shall be “lighthouse projects” that are dedicated to demonstrate models how to increase the quality of VET, however mostly limited to specific professions within a specific region. Each project contributes to improving working and living perspectives of people. Of course, the capacity of…
On February 15, 2018 sequa starts its 1st develoPPP.de Ideas competion 2018. You want to invest in new markets in developing and emerging economies, pilot innovative technologies and contribute to sustainable development? Companies can submit their project ideas for a development partnership until March 31, 2018. In principle, all develoPPP.de proposals on development-related issues will be considered by sequa.