Supporting local development in Sibassor
More than 60 per cent of the working population in Senegal are employed in the agricultural sector, which has been hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. Invest for Jobs has been providing support to an agricultural producers’ cooperative with 1,900 members during the pandemic in order to safeguard employment, create new jobs and keep production operations going. Read more.
Smart Cities Innovation Programme (SCIP)
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. Read more.
A new Access Road to the Butajira Industrial Zone
Butajira Town lies at the base of the Zebidar massif in Central Ethiopia and has a population of approximately 50,000. To increase the attractiveness of the industrial zone, the municipality wants to build an illuminated asphalt road of 2.4 kilometres. The new road will reduce transport costs and travelling time and improve the safety of commuters. Read more.
New accommodation for an industrial park
The Hawassa Industrial Park lies south of Addis Ababa. It is a centrepiece of Ethiopia’s industrial development strategy. But its attractiveness suffers from a lack of affordable housing in the area. With the support from Invest for Jobs, two investors want to build accommodation for up to 6,500 workers. Read more.
DAU: A local supplier for the textile industry
Together with Invest for Jobs, DESTA PLC creates a local supplier for the Ethiopian garment industry. The new company under the name of Desta Accessory Unit (DAU) will comply with international social and environmental standards and will employ up to 1,500 people. The future employees will be trained in cooperation with the Butajira TVET centre. Read more.
Mburu: a company that promotes women
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. Read more.
Ethiopian textile company opens up new markets
The USA and Canada are not charging any import duties on textile products manufactured in Ethiopia. The company Ibercotton S.A. wants to make use of this competitive advantage. With support from Invest for Jobs, Ibercotton invests in new machinery and in the training of its employees, and will create a significant number of new jobs. Read more.
Improving Women Shea Collectors’ Capacity in Ghana
The Global Shea Alliance (GSA) and private sector partners team up to Improve the Capacity of Women Shea Collectors in Ghana and boost the profitability of the sector. The result is a project in which women benefit from training and better working conditions, and investment barriers for European and local companies are being removed. Read more.
Digital Skills Accelerator Africa e.V. (DSAA)
Digital Skills Accelerator Africa e.V. (DSAA) supports European companies in the digital sector in developing business in Africa by building capacity. At the same time, it enables young people to take part in practical training that opens up new job prospects. Read more.
Revitalisation of the Senegalese Textile Industry
Cotton is one of the most important export products for the Senegalese agricultural industry. However, the country currently produces only 20 per cent within its means. Invest for Jobs supports the revitalisation of the Senegalese textile sector, which is expected to create 950 new jobs and more. Read more.
GOBES: Bus Assembly Line
In Ethiopia, the demand for commercial vehicles is growing. The economy as well as the population are growing strongly, but the country still has no significant car manufacturers. This is set to change: Invest for Jobs supports a consortium that will build an assembly line for busses and plans to operate its own bus fleet. Read more.
Pan-African Mobility Alliance (PAMA)
The Pan-African Mobility Alliance (PAMA) is a multi-stakeholder network that brings together leading businesses in the African and European automotive, mobility and logistics industries to unlock potential for growth in Africa. PAMA promotes private sector investment and contributes to sustainable mobility, ongoing economic growth, and more and better jobs. Read more.