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What does Invest for Jobs do?

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 oppurtunities for 30,000 people, and to improve working conditions in the African partner countries.

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How Invest for Jobs is supporting companies during the Covid-19 pandemic

We are providing support on the ground through economic stabilisation measures designed to preserve jobs and secure investment.

Our projects

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.

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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.

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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.

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