Publications | Booklet: Development partnerships with the private sector

How do I apply? What opportunities does the programme offer companies and how does it support local development? The booklet " - Development partnerships with the private sector" gives a short overview of the programme and the three public partners partners DEG, GIZ and sequa. Booklet | Criteria: Development partnerships with the private sector

Which criteria are relevant as part of an application to This booklet insert describes the different criteria for development partnerships with the private sector. Criteria Nr. 34 | Branching out in new directions ...

The issue 34 "Branching out in new directions – creating change" shows the impact companies make all over the world. From certified organic farming in Zanzibar, through increased social standards in Asia, to eco-friendly synthetics made from organic material in Brazil. Nr. 34 Public Partners | Public partner DEG

How do I apply? What opportunities does the programme offer companies and how does it support local development? The flyer describes the advantages of cooperating with the public partner DEG, one of the largest European development finance institutions for the private sector. Flyer DEG | Public partner GIZ

How do I apply? What opportunities does the programme offer companies and how does it support local development? The flyer describes the advantages of cooperating with the public partner GIZ and its proven regional expertise in over 130 countries. Flyer GIZ | Public partner sequa

How do I apply? What opportunities does the programme offer companies and how does it support local development? The flyer describes the advantages of cooperating with the public partner sequa, the experts for practical vocational training in emerging and developing countries. Flyer sequa
Project descriptions

DEG - Mount Elgon Orchards - Vocational training in floriculture and tourism

Rose exporter Mount Elgon Orchards Ltd. grows roses in Kenya. Employees’ health and well-being is a priority for the company. Together with DEG, Mount Elgon Orchards improves the quality of life of employees and creates long-term development prospects. Factsheet DEG – Mount Elgon Orchards

sequa - mymuesli, Flores Farm - Biophysalis from Peru

In order to include the high-quality physalis in their product range over the long term, Flores Farm, mymuesli sequa introduce organic and social Standards in Peru. The development partnership focused mainly on developing a training infrastructure at the local level. Factsheet sequa – mymuesli, Flores Farm

sequa - Messe Berlin - Young fashion made in Egypt

Messe Berlin and sequa have launched a training course for young designers in Egypt. This cooperation has produced a successful fashion range, which is now being expanded, also creating additional income opportunities for weavers and embroiderers in rural areas of Egypt. The best trainee designers showcase their work at Bazaar Berlin. Factsheet sequa – Messe Berlin

sequa - Manz - Open training workshop shows the way

For many highly specialised companies that have production facilities in China, the shortage of well-trained skilled workers presents a challenge. This is also true of Manz AG, a globally active high-tech mechanical engineering company. Factsheet sequa – Manz

sequa - gebana - Organic mangoes from Burkina Faso

sequa and gebana are working together in the region of Bobo-Dioulasso. They aim for increased production and improved quality of dried organic mangoes through knowledge transfer and investments in innovative technologies for smallholder cooperatives. Factsheet sequa – gebana

DEG - Biopartenaire - Basis for a mobile cashless payment system

Trading with cocoa can be a risky business in the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire; cash robberies tend to peak during the harvesting period. To minimise security risks for suppliers and traders, Barry Callebaut, operating through its subsidiary Biopartenaire and supported by DEG, has launched a cashless banking system based on mobile phones. Factsheet DEG – Biopartenaire

DEG - Blutsgeschwister - Garment industry pioneers

In cooperation with DEG and the non-governmental Organisation Fair Wear Foundation (FWF) the fashion label Blutsgeschwister GmbH supports the development of a sustainable supply chain and the improvement of production conditions in China and Indien. Factsheet DEG – Blutsgeschwister

sequa - ForestFinance - Forests to promote a good (investment) climate

In Viet Nam, ForestFinance is promoting investments in sustainable forestry holdings and strengthens the local timber industry by introducing international forestry standards. Factsheet sequa – ForestFinance

DEG - INTERCUS - Innovative implants and operating techniques

In Viet Nam, INTERCUS and DEG are modernising orthopaedics and trauma surgery and add to the provision of high-quality implants for the Vietnamese people. Factsheet DEG – INTERCUS

sequa - ESGE - Training to boost international competitiveness

sequa and undergarment specialist ESGE work on thoroughly qualifying the staff at the Indian site in Tirupur - with a training programme on logistics and materials as well as work safety and machine use. Factsheet sequa – ESGE

DEG - Lorch/Don Bosco - Brand ambassadors with prospects

Lorch Schweißtechnik GmbH, Don Bosco Mondo and DEG establish a welding school in Pune. By October 2016, 160 young people will have completed the full training programme and a further 260 will have qualified as welders. All trainees on the first two courses found work straight away. Factsheet DEG – Lorch, Don Bosco

DEG - Picard - Leather from Bangladesh: fairly produced and environmentally friendly

Picard and DEG are strengthening standards and launching training courses in Bangladesh. 41 students have already completed their training, with 25 more completing the course each year. Picard sources its raw materials from a tannery that also meets employment and environmental standards. Factsheet DEG – Picard

sequa - Dorsch - Safe biogas plants

Together with sequa, Berlin-based company Dorsch promotes the mainstreaming of biogas as an energy source in Brazil. Factsheet sequa – Dorsch

DEG - tubus - Sewer rehabilitation based on cutting-edge technology

Together with DEG, tubus GmbH brings the no-dig sewer rehabilitation method to China, a sustainable and cost-effective Technology. Factsheet DEG – tubus

sequa - Competa - Agile software development in Kenya

Kenya is considered a leading nation for information technology in Africa. Competa and sequa train IT experts in Agile software development and do pioneering work in Fair Trade certification. Factsheet sequa – Competa

sequa - Börlind - Certified karité butter from Mali

sequa and Börlind train members of a cooperative in Siokoro in order to achieve the necessary quantities and quality for certification of the karité butter in accordance with organic standards. The cooperative has also been supported in introducing a quality management system. Häuser der Hoffnung e.V. supports the project. Factsheet sequa – Börlind

GIZ - UST, Lithec, GeoConsult - Alliance with local partners

UST Umwelt Systemtechnik GmbH, GeoConsult Ingenieurgesellschaft für Umweltschutz und Geotechnik mbH and LITHEC GmbH are on the ground in Sanzibar. Their aim: to improve the quality of drinking water and thereby establish themselves in the region as suppliers of relevant technologies. Factsheet GIZ – UST, Lithec, GeoConsult

GIZ - Unilever, Symrise - Better living conditions - better vanilla

On Madagascar, Symrise and Unilever improve the living conditions of vanilla farmers with the help of GIZ and Save the Children and receive sustainably grown high-quality vanilla in return. Factsheet GIZ – Unilever, Symrise

GIZ - Solinc - Harnessing the power of the sun

Solinc East Africa Ltd. and GIZ supply Kenyan households in rural areas with electricity - using mobile solar home systems. With the support of GIZ, Solinc is developing an affordable financing plan that also enables low-income families to use a mobile solar system. Factsheet GIZ – Solinc

GIZ - Schwabe - True strength lies in calmness

Together GIZ phytopharmaceuticals manufacturer Schwabe promotes valerian cropping in Kyrgyzstan. A training Programme trains the farmers in cropping and processing the valerian. In addition, long-term supply contracts with the local partner Galenpharm ensure a higher income for the smallholding families. Factsheet GIZ – Schwabe

GIZ - SAP - A quantum leap into the digital age

SAP and GIZ are revolutionising the administration of a farmers’ organisation in Uganda. Processes are simplified and made more transparent with app-based software resulting in higher productivity and increasing income for the farmers. This successful beacon project shows that there is a demand in Africa for SAP’s services. Factsheet GIZ – SAP

GIZ - Original Food - Coffee from the biosphere reserve

Original Food and GIZ pursue the objective of integrating further smallholders in the Kaffa and Sheka regions into the supply chains for certified organic wild coffee and other agricultural products such as tea, honey and medicinal plants. The smallholders were also helped along the path to organic and Fairtrade certification.


GIZ - Nateva - Good business for the women of Ituri

Nateva and GIZ support the production of essential oils in the Congo. Nateva has gained access to a source of high-quality organic geranium oil, with an option to purchase other oils. Around 240 people, 80 per cent of whom are single mothers, have secured well-paid employment with Avituri, the local partner of Nateva. Factsheet GIZ – Nateva

GIZ - Microsoft - A broad alliance to tackle e-waste

In cooperation with the Self-Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) and the environmental organisation DISHA Mircrosoft and GIZ are optimising the recycling chain for e-waste in India to make recycling of electronic waste efficient and more socially and environmentally sustainable. Factsheet GIZ – Microsoft

GIZ - Häfele - Quality products for the global market

In Viet Nam Häfele and GIZ improve standards in the furniture industry by providing training for small and medium-sized enterprises. Factsheet GIZ – Häfele

GIZ - GWE Gruppe - Clean drinking water with solar energy

Water is scarce in northern Ghana. In Chereponi District, for instance, only about a third of the 63,000 inhabitants have access to clean drinking water. Groundwater and rivers are contaminated from uncontrolled disposal of waste, causing cholera or diarrhoea, and the excessively high fluoride content in the water also causes tooth decay. Factsheet GIZ – GWE Gruppe

GIZ - Dräger - Better cardiology services for children in Bolivia

Using new diagnostic techniques and treatments Dräger, leading in medical and security technology, teamed up with GIZ in a development partnership to reduce child mortality caused by heart disease in Bolivia. The company is donating medical equipment to the ‘El Niño’ children’s hospital in La Paz and trains staff. Factsheet GIZ – Dräger

GIZ - DAV Summit Club - Promoting mountain tourism in the Balkans

DAV Summit Club and GIZ are promoting mountain tourism in the Balkans. The ‘Peaks of the Balkans’ region is a tourist destination with high growth potential, which the DAV Summit Club is tapping into with the help of GIZ. Sustainable value creation in the region is boosting incomes and creating jobs. Factsheet GIZ – DAV Summit Club

DEG - WWF - 5,000 fisher folk fishing sustainably

WWF and DEG, the Swiss retailer Coop, Bell Group, a Swiss meat and fish processing company and Sea Fresh BV, a fish-processing company from the Netherlands, aim to bring the yellowfin tuna fishery in the Philippines into line with the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC). Factsheet DEG – WWF