The European Commission, the African Union Commission, as well as EU and African business organisations are co-organizing the 7th EU-Africa Business Forum (EABF22) which will mainly take place online. For three days, African and European political and business leaders from various sectors will be brought together to exchange on EU-African trade and investment opportunities. Within the event, Invest for Jobs hosts two interesting workshops about the textile and sustainable mobility sector.
The first workshop is about the African Fashion and Textile Accelerator Network (Africa FAN) project. Africa FAN aims to strengthen the collaboration between European and African companies in the textile and apparel sector to create more sustainable jobs in Africa. The project is implemented with the International Trade Center (ITC).
The workshop addresses directly European fashion brands or retailers, who want to diversify their supply chain or expand their business activities in Africa. Industry representatives will present their business activities in the African textile market and how they benefit from our support.
Monday, 14.02. from 3:15 to 4:00 p.m. (CET)
The second workshop approaches the topic of sustainable mobility. Africa with its growing population and increased urbanisation offers many opportunities, as this sector is very dynamic and has a great potential for economic growth in Africa. We will present to you how we support companies in this promising sector in order to create good jobs locally. Furthermore, industry representatives will present their investment projects and how they benefit from our support during the digital discussion round.
Tuesday, 15.02. from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. (CET).
Please register here: 7th EU Africa Business Forum 2022_Participants - Choose Registration (eventscloud.com) The registration will grant you access to the #EAFB digital platform, which will be open on Sunday and where you can find our workshop.
The consortium around the company Eranove successfully applied for a grant by the Facility Investing for Employment. The Facility is part of Invest for Jobs. On 26 January 2023, the grant contract for 5.17 million euros was signed in Abidjan. In three years, 14,000 people will attend the various training courses offered by the academy and more than 1,100 jobs are expected to be created.
Since its launch in June 2022, the Soft Landing initiative of Invest for Jobs in Tunisia has facilitated the arrival of 10 European and African IT companies in the country. In return, the companies committed to create over 100 high-quality tech jobs for Tunisians.
To implement BMZ’s development-policy priority areas in the 20th legislative period and to address changing global challenges, the Special Initiative on Training and Job Creation will have a new name and focus. As of January 2023, it will be called Special Initiative "Decent Work for a Just Transition".
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