Technical Capacity Building and Training are ground-zero of our program intervention strategy, to facilitate knowledge exchanges or transfer or sharing between Germans and Africa stakeholders in different fields of expertise: such as medicine, farming, small and medium scale entrepreneurship, construction, automobile, public health, telecommunication, services industry, climate change, sustainable energy (e.g. electricity), market systems, etc. To actualise these, we develop and involve a wide range of approaches, such as:
Using specialist,mentors, academics, consultants, etc.to provide targeted, shortand long-term empowerment knowledge transfer to specific groups within identified population in Africa or Germany, suffering fromcapacity gap;
Develop and run training programmes on a particular knowledge gap, related to the goal of API; that have the potential for multiplier effect in society: e.g. digitalization competencies skill transfer to young people to enhance their employability and self-sufficiency; apprenticeship, etc.
On-the-job coaching using programme facilitators to enhance new initiative and innovations for solving simple and complex 21stcentury challenges
Build network among German and African business entrepreneurs, within same family in order to expand learning and innovative habits, necessary for mutual success and trade relations
Technical capacity building in form of non-traditional forms of coaching – experiential learning
Introduction of innovative behaviour change tools
WHY IS THIS A CORNER-STONE FOR API?
Sustainable Development Goal Target 17.9 of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is the dedicated target to capacity- building and aims to
“Enhance international support for implementing effective and targeted capacity-building in developing countries to support national plans to implement all the sustainable development goals, including through North-South, South-South and triangular cooperation”. Within the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, capacity-building is also mentioned by target 17.8 in the context of ensuring full operationalization of the “technology bank and science, technology and innovation capacity-building mechanism for least developed countries”.
Equally embedded in the SDGs for 2030 and Africa Partner Initiative agenda is the means required for implementation of this particular targets, which includes: the mobilization of financial resources as well as capacity-building and the transfer to Africa, an environmentally sound technologies and knowledge on mutually favourable terms. This will in turn, not only facilitate capacity-building for sustainable development, but the strengthening of technical and scientific cooperation between African and German population.