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11.01.2023

New focus and name for the Special Initiative

As of January 2023, the Special Initiative on Training and Job Creation will be called Special Initiative "Decent Work for a Just Transition"

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".

In view of the changing global challenges, our activities will have a more targeted focus. In particular, the aim of our projects will be to generate more and better-quality jobs for women and good jobs in environmentally relevant sectors of the future.

Our objective – to collaborate with the private sector to create good jobs and improve working conditions in our eight partner countries in Africa – is still highly relevant given the impact that multiple crises have had on African labour markets.

The Special Initiative was initiated in 2019 by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). Its goal is to team up with companies to create up to 100,000 good jobs and improve working conditions in the partner countries: Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Morocco, Rwanda, Senegal and Tunisia.

Under the Invest for Jobs brand, the Special Initiative offers German, European and African companies advice, contacts and financial support to overcome investment barriers.

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