VDMA: Strengthen relations with Africa!

V Commenting on the sixth Summit between the EU and the African Union on 17 and 18 February 2022, Ulrich Ackermann, Head of the Foreign Trade Department at VDMA, says: “It is important that this Summit lays the foundation for a deeper and comprehensive partnership between the EU and the African Union, especially in the areas of trade, infrastructure and climate change. Africa is our neighbouring continent with more than 1.3 billion people, making it an important partner region. It […]

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Speech by Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina President, African Development Bank Group at the Twenty-Fifth Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union Addis Ababa, 5-6 February 2022

Mobilizing Financing for Africa’s Accelerated Economic Recovery, Development and Integration Your Excellency Macky Sall, President of the Republic of Senegal and Chairperson of the African Union Your Excellency Abiy Ahmed, Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Our Gracious Host Your Excellencies Heads of State and Government Your Excellency Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chairperson of the Africa Union Commission Your Excellency Amina Mohammed, Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations, Representing the Secretary General of the United Nations Your […]

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As Covid-19 strains health budgets, African Development Bank and partners develop tool to enhance public-private collaboration

The African Development Bank, the World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa and their partners in the Harmonization for Health in Africa Initiative have published a study on public-private collaboration in the health sector. The publication provides an assessment tool to assist countries and other interested development partners to identify related constraints and conduct constructive dialogue that enhances partnerships. Insights are offered from Burkina Faso, Malawi and South Africa, where the assessment tool was tested. Public-private collaboration in health is […]

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Market entry and vocational training in Africa

Qualification is the key to economic development and social participation – many African countries have a lot of catching up to do, especially in vocational education and training. The VDMA Africa Initiative is focusing on new forms of development cooperation that drive local value creation and focus on the needs of small and medium-sized enterprises. The VDMA training centres provide sustainable structures that enable long-term, needs-based training and further education of urgently needed skilled workers. In a 2019 study by […]

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Huawei and UNESCO to Implement Project in Africa for Digital Education Systems

The three-year project will deliver online learning platforms for Ghana, Ethiopia, and Egypt At an online meeting on November 25, UNESCO and Huawei announced the launch of the implementations phase of the Technology-Enabled Open Schools for All (TeOSS) project in Ghana, Ethiopia, and Egypt. Aligned with UN SDG4, TeOSS will serve as a basis for powering the digital transformation of the education sector and support the three UNESCO member states in building resilient education systems that can withstand global disruptions […]

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First Dakar 2026 initiatives to get underway on the ground in 2022

The third Coordination Commission meeting for the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Dakar 2026 was held virtually on 15 October to take stock of the progress on the first sports development initiatives in Senegal. The Commission also received status updates on the ongoing renovation and construction work. Since the four-year postponement of the YOG in Dakar was announced a year ago, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Dakar 2026 have been working closely to make the most of this additional time […]

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African Development Bank highlights the need for strategic partnerships and innovative financing mechanisms…

… to promote quality education and skills development The African Development Bank joined the Global Partnership for Education and other multilateral development banks during the Global Education Summit: Financing GPE 2021-2025(link is external), to call for stronger strategic partnerships to build innovative financing mechanisms in support of quality education and skills development. The summit was co-hosted by the President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta, and U.K. Prime Minister, Boris Johnson. The Bank’s Vice President of Agriculture, Human and Social Development, Dr. […]

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