INVEST FOR JOBS
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 "Decent Work for a Just Transition" – the official title – offers comprehensive advice, contacts and financial support to overcome investment barriers.
The development objective is to work together with companies to create up to 100,000 good jobs and to improve working conditions and social protection in its eight African partner countries: Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Morocco, Rwanda, Senegal and Tunisia. The Special Initiative is making a targeted contribution to shaping the socio-ecological transformation of the private sector in line with a just transition, and to creating more and better jobs for women.
The successful applicants come from the sectors industry, education, and fashion. As part of Invest for Jobs, the Facility Investing for Employment (IFE) co-finances more than 6 million euros for their job-creating investments.
Rwanda's capital holds great potential for new digital mobility services like car sharing, ride-hailing, and bike rentals, according to a new feasibility study. These services, known as Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS), can enhance accessibility, promote eco-friendly transportation, and boost economic growth by creating job opportunities.
Invest for Jobs supports the launch of the Rwanda Global Business Services (GBS) Growth Initiative. This transformative mission aims to support job creation in the GBS sector and position Rwanda as a global GBS destination by facilitating market entry, upskilling the sector’s workforce, and advocating for the interests of companies in GBS.
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 eight partner countries are Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Morocco, Rwanda, Senegal and Tunisia.
Despite its long tradition, the textile industry in Senegal has been in decline for decades. The company DOMITEXKA has taken over an aging textile factory and is planning to restart operations there. With modern machinery and a training programme, the factory should be able to produce high-quality textiles again.
Invest for Jobs supports companies such as Karongi Tea Factory with their quality certification and quality management. This allows them to supply European importers such as Germany's largest retailer in the tea sector, TeeGschwendner, with tea of the highest quality.
Invest for Jobs supported nine agricultural cooperatives involved in Rwanda’s garlic production with the aim to increase the entrepreneurship and business skills of smallholder farmers, thereby improving their income. 3,875 people participated in the training programme.
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