To sustainably solve the various business challenges of private enterprises in emerging economies, project solutions are as divers and individual as the chances and risks in these future markets.
Here is a selection of lately realized projects:
Capacity building for practical training in shoe manufacturing and development of the local market:
Setting up a training workshop and establishing a vocational training programme create qualified, formal employment opportunities in one of the structurally weakest regions of Kenya.
The qualification of certified local trainers contributes to overcoming the bottleneck of Kenya's training structures in the leather industry. Measures to strengthen entrepreneurs in upstream and downstream areas of shoe production promote the development of the entire region. ● ● ● (Kenya)
Know-how transfer in the biogas sector: Innovative knowledge for a sustainable and safe operation of large scale biogas plants, on the basis of locally available inputs and raw materials, are being transferred to the region of Lake Victoria ● ● ● (Kenya)
Integrated, sustainable urban development and construction: Broad know-how transfer enhances the local management competence in planning, project development and implementation. Qualification of local architects, training of regional and national staff of construction authorities and institutional experts enable the realization of sustainable urban construction, on a highly innovative technical level, while enhancing local participation ● ● ● (Mongolia)
Increased milk quality and productivity for dairy farmers: Set up, local adaptation and implementation of a quality assurance system in milk production and the dairy processing industry ● ● ● (Belarus)
Awareness creation for energy efficiency in the air-conditioning and cooling industry: Know-how transfer for innovative technology and motor systems in the HVAC sector ● ● ● (India)
Productivity increase for smallholder pig farmers: Farmers- & veterinaries trainings, accompanying measures while establishing a pig breeding station in
the rural area of Shaanxi ● ● ● (China)
Quality assurance and education in the African health sector: Support and initiation of local publications for continuous education of health specialists and personnel ● ● ● (South Africa, Tanzania, Ghana)
Capacity building for sustainable construction: Establishing local structures, training of consultants & auditors and adaptation of a German standard system to local conditions ● ● ● (China, Brazil, Ukraine)
Social- and ecologically sustainable textile production: Introduction and implementation of the “Fair Wear Standard”, initiation of holistic sustainable production chains ● ● ● (China, India, Turkey)
Increase of food safety and resource protection: Quality enhancement for local raw milk and increasing productivity due to efficient hygiene management ● ● ● (Costa Rica, Guatemala, El Salvador)
Rural electrification and functioning service: Set-up of sustainable distribution structures for solar systems in rural areas including capacities for continuous service and maintenance ● ● ● (Bolivia)
Professional market research in Africa: Cooperation with universities to introduce new courses of studies and programmes, local capacity building for long term data collection as well as training and continuing education of institutions and public authorities ● ● ● (South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya)
Adaptation of technology for cost reduction in the health sector: Innovative technology with local know-how, whilst adhering to international hygiene standards in vaccination, to serve local medicare for patients in emerging and developing countries ● ● ● (India)
Expansion of local cashew production to reach a critical mass allowing local further processing: Initiation of organic production; knowledge transfer and farmers’ trainings addressing approved methods, income increase possibilities and relevant principals for sustainable and transparent supply chains ● ● ● (Tanzania)
Sustainable supply chains for natural stone: Implementation and roll out of an internationally accepted eco- and social standard system for sustainable procurement and successful certification of supliers ● ● ● (China)
Vocational training and qualification to enhance infrastructure and road construction: Training of personnel and teachers; cooperation with local educational institutions; awareness raising for innovative technology, methods and quality standards among institutional staff and authoities
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These so called “development partnerships with the private sector”, were co-financed with grants from the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The projects were successfully assisted by Annemirl Bodemer, covering project design, consulting and grant acquisition, and in parts also project implementation and monitoring.