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, generate training opportunities and improve working conditions in the African partner countries.
The Learning Experience Design (LXD) Academy has trained with the support of Invest for Jobs 110 Ethiopian digital professionals to acquire learning experience design skills. After three months of teachings, the training culminated in a Demo Day on July 29, 2022, where students presented prototypes of their self-designed applications.
The Facility Investing for Employment (IFE) offers co-financing grants for projects with a high job creation impact. On 21 November 2022, the Facility will launch a Regional Call for Proposals in Côte d'Ivoire, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Rwanda, Senegal, and Tunisia.
CCI Global is the newest member joining the Digital Skills Accelerator Africa e.V. (DSAA) and follows its initiative to drive employment in Africa by creating sustainable jobs across the continent. CCI is a global leader in Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) and has over 15 years of experience in delivering consumer sales, services, and digital customer management strategies to leading brands in the UK, Australia, and Africa.
Many African markets are dynamic and vibrant. With young populations, the growing availability of labour and skilled workers and their integration into global value chains, they offer attractive opportunities for companies, for example as a manufacturing base. If you want to invest but are facing obstacles, we can assist you by providing advice, contacts and financial support. Our partner countries include Côte d'Ivoire, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Morocco, Rwanda, Senegal, Tunisia.
The Smart Cities Innovation Programme (SCIP) supports young African start-ups offering smart city solutions in the face of advancing urbanisation. The programme helps them in building sustainable innovation ecosystems through intensive training and individual coaching. This creates new jobs and advances the country’s digital transformation.
A lack of skilled workers is slowing down the transition to renewable energies in Senegal. With the support of Invest for Jobs, ENERGECO is investing in education and training and, together with partner universities, will offer a study programme for future technicians. The aim is to create new jobs and reduce the dependence on fossil fuels.
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.
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