sequa is a development organisation active globally. In close cooperation with the German business community, sequa has been implementing international cooperation projects and programmes since 1991. The company is headquartered in Bonn. sequa employs over 100 people (2022) and generated a turnover of 58 million euros (2021).

The focus of sequa's work is the promotion of the private sector. Sequa offers competence and experience in business areas of chamber and association promotion, vocational training and trade promotion. Sequa's activities include programme administration as well as project management and advisory services.

Sequa acquires public funds from national and international donors to finance our programmes and projects. Sequa's key clients are the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the European Commission. Sequa's most important partners in implementation are chambers, associations, educational institutions and companies.

Sequa is a non-profit limited company. Sequa's shareholders are the umbrella organisations of German business (BDA, BDI, DIHK, ZDH) and GIZ.

The BMZ has invited the German chambers and associations to become involved in the Special Initiative on Training and Job Creation. They can propose their own projects, provided they meet the specific requirements of the special initiative and contribute to the objectives of the special initiative – namely the promotion of jobs and investments. PartnerAfrika projects basically follow the concept of sequa’s partnership programmes KVP and BBP. sequa is responsible to the BMZ for the implementation and quality management of the PartnerAfrica projects.

Invest for Jobs- Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development

Under the Invest for Jobs brand, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) has put together a package of measures to support the investment activities that have a high impact on employment in Africa. The Special Initiative on Training and Job Creation - the official title - offers comprehensive advice, contacts and financial support to overcome investment barriers.

The developmental objective is to create good jobs and training opportunities and to improve working conditions in the partner countries. The Special Initiative thus is assisting with the implementation of the G20 investment partnership Compact with Africa and the Marshall Plan with Africa.

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