News on the Corona Pandemic
Preserving jobs, securing investments
Many African countries have been enjoying continuous political stabilisation and high economic growth for several years. This has made them increasingly attractive for European and African companies and investors. Right now the global corona pandemic and its economic impacts are slowing down this welcome trend. Millions of jobs might be lost, and companies face the threat of revenue losses and bankruptcy.
Through economic stabilisation measures in affected countries, the Special Initiative on Training and Job Creation is helping to preserve jobs and secure investments. In close dialogue with our partners we are currently reorienting our services for companies, so that for the time being they can quickly help ensure business continuity and preserve jobs.
To stabilise local economic structures during the crisis, maintain supply chains and safeguard jobs, we are now focussing our work even more strongly on cooperation with African SMEs. In this way Invest for Jobs is also helping make companies more resilient to future challenges.LEARN MORE
The Digital Skills Accelerator Africa (DSAA)
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 (PAMA)
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.
Further current project examples
More jobs thanks to dual training system
The automotive supply industry in Tunisia has an increasing demand for well-trained specialists. The Tunisian Automotive Management Academy qualifies suitable candidates for tasks in middle management of the automotive supply industry, enabling the participating companies to further expand their production. This will create additional sustainable jobs and apprenticeships.
More qualified craftsmen and women
In Côte d'Ivoire, there is a great demand for qualified workers in the craft trades - for example in the areas of sanitary, air-conditioning and electrical engineering. In cooperation with the Saarland Chamber of Skilled Crafts, vocational training centres in Abidjan and Bouaké offer practical training and further education measures. The aim is to train 350 qualified craftsmen and women whose skills meet the requirements of the labour market.
Success model: practical vocational training
There are many small textile factories in Ghana. The development-partnership "Socially Responsible Jobs and Model Factories in Ghana's Emerging Clothing Sector" uses the expertise of private companies and German development-cooperation to train workers. The aim is to make Ghana's textile sector fit for the international markets.
Further information on the project can be found on the GIZ website.
Opportunities for Growth in Africa
Through the Special Initiative on Training and Job Creation, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) is promoting job-creating investments in a number of African countries. We use effective funding instruments to help companies implement their projects - and remove potential investment barriers. The aim is to create jobs and apprenticeships and to improve working conditions in the partner countries. Current partner countries are Côte d'Ivoire, Egypt (in preparation), Ethiopia, Ghana, Morocco, Rwanda, Senegal and Tunisia.LEARN MORE