INVEST FOR JOBS – OPPORTUNITIES FOR GROWTH IN AFRICA
Under the Invest for Jobs brand, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) has put together a package of measures to support German, European and African companies in investment activities that have a high impact on employment in Africa. The Special Initiative on Training and Job Creation – the official title – offers comprehensive advice, contacts and financial support to overcome investment barriers. The development objective is to team up with companies to create up to 100,000 jobs and training opportunities for 30,000 people, and to improve working conditions in the African partner countries.
We intend to create a space for our PAMA multi stakeholder network to interact, discuss and co-create worthwhile business cases or topics with logistics as a focus. During the event, we will identify and further develop your company’s business case or topic in Africa. This is a hybrid event taking place on 17 May 2022 | 8:30 am – 4 pm (CEST) in Berlin.
Companies with investment projects that have the potential to facilitate women’s access to finance and access to employment, are invited to participate in this Call for Expressions of Interest. The Facility Investing for Employment (IFE) has launched an online survey that is open from 1 April to 15 May 2022.
The 9th World Water Forum, Dakar 2022, took place in Senegal from 21 to 26 March. Germany was among those represented at the event with a joint stand hosting German private sector and development cooperation actors.
The Digital Skills Accelerator Africa is part of the Special Initiative on Training and Job Creation, launched by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The aim: to train young people in cooperation with companies in practical and labour market-oriented training as specialists for the ICT sector.
The Pan-African Mobility Alliance is part of the Special Initiative on Training and Job Creation launched by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). This open alliance aims to improve the production conditions of the automotive and mobility sector in Africa and to create local jobs.
Despite the big potential, micro, small and medium-sized enterprises do not play an important role in Senegal’s economic development. Invest for Jobs works with Bureau de Mise à Niveau (BMN) to support around 50 Sengalese companies in improving business performance and access to high-value markets.
In Senegal, some 50 per cent of working-age people live in rural areas. Yet the rural unemployment rate is over 60 per cent. To create more jobs, especially for women and young people in rural areas, and to establish value chains in Senegal, Invest for Jobs supports Mburu, a local bakery brand.
Mediterranean Feed Industry (MFI) is a Tunisian producer of calcium phosphate, a mineral ingredient in animal feed that is in demand internationally. As part of an investment project, the company will expand its production, diversify its product range, and use green energy sources in the process.
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