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posted on 12 March, 2018

GFA newsletter 01/2018: Helping Asia switch to sustainable development

The SWITCH-Asia Network Facility (SANF), a project funded by the European Union (EU) and implemented by the GFA Consulting Group in partnership with the collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production (CSCP), was concluded in December 2017. The EU established SANF to support and coordinate the collection of data, internal and external cooperation, dissemination of best practices, and long-term sustainability of SWITCH-Asia. ... more

posted on 7 March, 2018

Evaluating the impact of the SSAB program on cocoa farmers in West and Central Africa

In November 2017, GFA was charged with the assessment of the impact of the Sustainable Smallholder Agri-Business (SSAB) program on cocoa farmers in West and Central Africa. For this purpose, GFA conducted in-depth interviews in five countries (Nigeria, Cameroon, Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire and Togo) ... more

posted on 20 February, 2018

Amazing video about the project LOW CARBON BUSINESS ACTION in Brazil

The EU-funded project Low Carbon Business Action aims at contributing to sustainable development and greening of Brazilian industries through the adoption of low emission technology... more

posted on 13 February, 2018

GFA supports the Platform for Agricultural Risk Management

In January 2018, GFA, in consortium with Prospect C&S, started the program “Support to the Platform for Agricultural Risk Management (PARM) through NEPAD’s Agriculture and Food Insecurity Risk Management (AFIRM)”. Financed by BMZ through KfW, the program is hosted at NEPAD’s offices in Midrand, South Africa, and addresses a selection of PARM pilot countries throughout Africa. ... more

posted on 5 February, 2018

Cotton Expert House Africa and Cotton made in Africa at the BMZ’s theme day

Sustainability begins out in the field – Cotton Expert House Africa and Cotton made in Africa at the BMZ’s theme day “From the cotton field to the clothes hanger”. The African cotton and textile industry makes a major contribution to economic, social and environmental development in rural, often poverty-stricken regions of Africa. In Africa, cotton is mainly produced by small farmers – some 20 million people there live directly or indirectly from cotton production.

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posted on 1 February, 2018

Opening ceremony of four mobile employment agencies in Morocco

On January 24, 2018, the solemn inauguration of four “mobile employment agencies”, funded by the German government, took place in Mechra Bel Ksiri, Morocco. The Minister of Labor Mr. Mohamed Yatin as well as the newly appointed Minister of Health and former Director General of the Moroccan Employment Agency (ANAPEC) Mr. Anas Doukkali officially expressed their appreciation for the project approach during the ceremony. The representative of the German government and the GIZ country director underlined the importance for Morocco's efforts to create additional employment for disadvantaged target groups.... more

posted on 29 January, 2018

Make milk, make money - Promoting young entrepreneurs in rural Mongolia

Ya Chagnaadorj is a young entrepreneur in Bayankhongor district in Southern Mongolia who set up a dairy business at the age of 21. He and his wife Bayasgalan have benefitted from the Vocational Education and Training Project and the Youth Employment Promotion Project (YEPP)... more

posted on 3 January, 2018

Support to Reforms - Environmental Governance (StREG) – closing ceremony in Beirut

On Tuesday December 19th, 2017, the Closing Ceremony of the European Union-funded project Support to Reforms- Environmental Governance (StREG) took place at the Radisson Blu Hotel, in Ein el Mraisse, Beirut.
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posted on 21 December, 2017

Hakama governance reform program launched in Morocco

On 6 December 2017, GFA officially launched the EU-funded Advisory Mission for Public Governance Reform in Morocco. The mission is part of the Hakama Program, which provides European support to public administration reform in Morocco... more

posted on 21 December, 2017

African Cotton Conference in Benin

A sustainable basis for the global textile value chain” was the topic of this year’s African Cotton Conference jointly hosted by the Cotton Expert House Africa and the Aid by Trade Foundation/ Cotton made in Africa on 08.-11.November 2017 in Cotonou/Benin... more