Our target markets.
ITPO Germany seeks to expand its range of activities with several programmes that are in line with the development priorities of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and UNIDO.
Programme for Country Partnership.
The PCP constitutes the backbone of UNIDO’s multi-stakeholder approach to accelerate the achievement of inclusive and sustainable industrial development (ISID). The PCPs respond to national industrial development challenges by bringing together all relevant stakeholders − the government, development finance institutions (DFIs), the private sector, academia and other development partners − to unlock knowledge, expertise, technology, as well as the finance and investment necessary to spur ISID.
Africa. Europe’s partner continent.
Africa and Europe are neighbouring continents: the Strait of Gibraltar separates Spain from Morocco by just 14 kilometres. In addition to geographical proximity, the continents are brought together by cultural and historical ties.
After many years of relative neglect, Africa now tops the political agenda of the European Union. As the world’s second-fastest-growing region, its economies attract global attention. However, the development cooperation between Africa and Germany – as well as between African and other European countries – needs to become even more visible.
„Compact with Africa“
When Germany assumed the presidency of the G20 in 2017, the German government focused entirely on Africa. It launched the “Compact with Africa”, an initiative geared towards an equal and lasting partnership. The initiative seeks to improve the conditions for trade and private investment in order to kick-start infrastructure projects and create jobs. After all, sustainable development in Africa is not possible without private investment. Twelve countries have already joined the initiative, including Ethiopia, Egypt, Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Morocco, Rwanda, Senegal, Togo and Tunisia. They implement individual reform programmes, potentially in conjunction with additional contributions from G20 partners.
The “Compact with Africa” relies on political commitment. There is no financial support associated with it. Therefore in June 2017 the BMZ entered into additional reform partnerships with Tunisia, Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana.
Pact for the future with Africa
During the German G20 presidency, Germany also presented the “Marshall Plan with Africa”, a political initiative of the BMZ to promote the development of the African continent, which is spearheaded by Gerd Müller, the Federal Minister of Economic Cooperation and Development. The plan is based on three pillar
Pact for the future with Africa. For a better future.
Focus on Afrika.
The three pillars of the Marshall Plan with Africa
1. Economy, trade and employment
2. Peace, security an stability
3. Democracy, rule of law and human rights
Initiatives in six more African states
The next major step in development cooperation with Africa occurred the following year. In 2018, the BMZ started a designated initiative for training and job creation in six African countries. These measures are closely interlinked with UNIDO’s Programmes for Country Partnership (PCP) in selected countries. PCPs help to accelerate inclusive and sustainable industrial development by prioritising a select number of industrial sectors and areas. These include large-scale industrial projects such as industrial zones or parks and industry clusters. UNIDO’s mission is to promote and accelerate Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development.
“Third Industrial Development Decade for Africa”
ITPO Germany will promote these initiatives by the German Government and UNIDO, forging connections with projects, private sector players and technology providers interested in increasing their involvement in these priority countries.
Furthermore, ITPO Germany supports the “Third Industrial Development Decade for Africa” (IDDA III, 2016-2025), which called on UNIDO to develop, operationalize and lead the implementation of the programme for IDDA III. It takes into account various development frameworks that focus on Africa, including the Action Plan for the Accelerated Industrial Development of Africa, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Addis Ababa Action Agenda and the African Union’s Agenda 2063.