Spende an COVID-19 Response

Collins G Adeyanju (API-Koordinator) spricht während des Kampagnenprojekts Wasser, Sanitär und Hygiene (WASH) im März 2020 vor der Gemeinde.
Collins G Adeyanju (API-Koordinator) demonstriert die richtige Handwäsche während des Community-Trainings und der Sensibilisierung; vor der Feier zum Weltwassertag 2020.

COVID-19-Spendenaktion für Lebensmittel in der Takalafia-Gemeinde, Nigeria.

Seit der ersten Meldung im Dezember 2019 hat sich das COVID-19-Coronavirus weltweit verbreitet.

In einem verzweifelten Bemühen, die Ausbreitung einzudämmen, führen zahlreiche Länder eine breite Palette von Maßnahmen ein. Eine davon sind Ausgangssperren. Dies hat die wirtschaftliche Lage vieler Länder und den Lebensunterhalt der Bürger, insbesondere in sozioökonomisch schwachen Milieus, beeinträchtigt.

Eine Region, die voraussichtlich schwer betroffen sein wird, ist Subsahara-Afrika, wo mehr als die Hälfte der Wirtschaftsleistung im informellen Sektor betrieben wird und viele Menschen auf ein tägliches Einkommen angewiesen sind.
Die Umsetzung der Ausgangssperre in der gesamten Region und ihre wirtschaftlichen Folgen stellen eine große Gefahr für die ohnehin wirtschaftlich fragile Bevölkerung dar.

Africa Partners Initiative e.V.
 (API) sammelt Spenden, um schutzbedürftige Familien in Nigeria zu unterstützen, insbesondere für unsere Projektpartner-Gemeinde „Takalafia“.

Die Takalafia-Gemeinde ist eine kleine ländliche Gemeinde im Hauptstadt-Gebiet von Nigeria, die aus 106 Haushalten besteht.

Kurz vor dem Ausbruch von COVID-19 war die Gemeinde Teil des “WASH”-Projekts (Water, Sanitation, Hygiene), getragen von der Africa Partners Initiative e.V. (API) in Zusammenarbeit mit lokalen Partnern in Nigeria.
Im Rahmen des “WASH”-Projekts wurde die Gemeinde in angemessener Hygiene geschult, um die Belastung durch vermeidbare Krankheiten durch gesteigertes Gesundheitsverhalten und den Aufbau grundlegender Sanitärsysteme zu verringern.

Während der Projekt- und Schulungsmaßnahmen in der Gemeinde war unser API-Koordinator Collins G. Adeyanju vor Ort, um das Projekt im Dorf Takalafia zu unterstützen.
„Takalafia ist eine sehr bedürftige Gemeinde ohne Schule, ohne ordnungsgemäße Sanitärversorgung, ohne Strom, ohne Gesundheitseinrichtung – nun aber haben die Bewohner ein Bohrlochwassersystem und sind zuversichtlich, was das Wissen um Gesundheitsverhalten für sie tun kann”.

API möchte diese Gemeinde in dieser schwierigen Zeit mit einer Spende von Lebensmitteln unterstützen, da alle wirtschaftlichen Aktivitäten aufgrund der von der Regierung verhängten Ausgangssperre zur Bekämpfung der Verbreitung von COVID-19 im Land ruhen müssen.

Wir möchten 2.000 EUR für den Kauf von Lebensmitteln sammeln, die an Mitglieder der Takalafia-Gemeinschaft gespendet werden sollen.

Die Africa Partners Initiative e.V. unterstützt diesen Zweck mit 400 EUR aus eigenen Mitteln.

Zum 6. Mai 2020 haben wir 1.180 Euro gesammelt.

Jetzt spenden: Überweisen Sie Ihre Spenden auf das unten stehende Konto.

NAME: African Partners Initiative e.V. (API)
IBAN: DE02 8205 1000 0163 1265 50
BIC: HELADEF1WEM
Betreff: Von Covid-19 betroffene Hilfegemeinschaften


Wir bedanken uns für Ihre Unterstützung!

API COVID-19 Response Team
Email: info@africapartners.org
Website: https://africapartners.org/
Facebook.com/africapartnersinitiative

Donate to COVID-19 Response


Collins G Adeyanju (API Coordinator) addressing the community during the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) campaign project in March 2020.
Collins G Adeyanju (API Coordinator) demonstrating proper hand wash during the community training and sensitisation; ahead of the World Water Day 2020 celebration.

COVID-19 Food Donation Fundraising for Takalafia community and others in Nigeria

Since first being reported in December 2019, the COVID-19 coronavirus has spread around the world.  In a frantic effort to curtail the spread, all countries are introducing a wide range of measures. One of such is a lockdown. This has hit the economic sustainability of countries and livelihoods of ordinary citizens, especially the vulnerable ones. 

One of the regions expected to be hit hard is the sub-Sahara Africa, where more than half the economy is informal and are daily income-driven
The implementation of lockdown in the entire region and its economic consequences portend tragic danger to the already economically fragile population.  Africa Partners Initiative e.V. (API) is fundraising to support vulnerable families in Nigeria, especially targeting one of our project partner communities “Takalafia”. 

Takalafia community is a small, rural and farming community in the Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria comprised of 106 households. 

Shortly before the outbreak of COVID-19, Takalafia village was beneficiary of a Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) behavior change campaign supported by Africa Partners Initiative e.V. (API) in Nigeria in collaboration with local partners: Community-Based Initiative for Growth and Sustainability (C-BIGS). The WASH project saw the community trained on proper hygiene and sanitation targeted at reducing the burden of preventable diseases through changing social behavior and building basic and well-managed sanitation systems. During the community mobilization and training,  API coordinator Collins G. Adeyanju was on ground to provide support for the project at Takalafia village. 
“It is truly a humbling experience at Takalafia … a very indigent community, with no school, no proper sanitary system, no electricity, no health facility, but now residents have a borehole water system and positive perception of what such knowledge could do to their well-being”.  API wishes to support this community at this difficult time with a donation of food items since all economic activities are grounded due to the lockdown imposed by the government to manage the spread of COVID-19 in the country. 

We wish to fundraise 2,000 EUR for the purchase of the food items to be donated to members of the Takalafia community and others. 

API as an organisation has graciously contributed 400 EUR towards this targeted amount.  

As at May 6, 2020, we have fundraised 1,180 Euros.

Donate now: Transfer your donations to below account.

NAME: African Partners Initiative e.V. (API)
IBAN: DE02 8205 1000 0163 1265 50
BIC: HELADEF1WEM
Subject: Help Communities affected by Covid-19

API COVID-19 Response Team 

For more information:

Email: info@africapartners.org
Website: https://africapartners.org/
Facebook.com/africapartnersinitiative

Sponsor a Child to School

Sponsor A girl-child to school

Empowerment becomes difficult without basic education. We must educate the children, especially the vulnerable once in sub-Sahara Africa (girls) in order to prepare and make them receptive to skills and capacity acquisition, relevant to their self-sustainance and empowerment in future. “All children, no matter where they live or what their circumstances, have the right to quality education” UNICEF. At API, we see “out of school menace” as not only a public health crisis, in terms of the consequences for girls, but undercuts the prerequisite for knowledge-based impactation in the society.

According to Human Right Watch, more than 49 million girls are out of schools in sub-Sahara Africa, with 31 million of them out of secondary education, undermining their rights and limiting their opportunities, in an already disadvantaged environment. The outputs are usually early marriages and teenage pregnancy. In sub-Saharan Africa, 40 percent of girls marry before age 18, and constitute half of the countries with the highest rates of child marriages globally. In recent review of adolescent pregnancy globally by UNFPA (2013), 14 sub-Sahara African countries, between 30 and 51 percent of girls give birth before they are 18. Cultural or religious beliefs often stigmatise unmarried, pregnant girls, with the result that many pregnant girls are forced into early marriages.

Unfortunately, the right approach has failed most African countries, as many governments insist on tackling this social and public health challenge by punishing girls, thereby jeopardising their future. Instead, the focus should be on preventing girls from unintended pregnancies by promoting their efforts to stay in school. The best approach to address these dehumanisations, is via education, especially for girl-child, and focused primarily among socio-economically disadvantage population.

Therefore, the goal of this project is to promote basic child education, especially of girl-children who are the most vulnerable. The objective is to promote a sponsor for each child in school, through payment of their tuition fees and school reading materials ONLY. The sponsors can eventually become mentors to the child (ren) they support, IF INTERESTED. Our sponsored kids are vetted and in most cases recommendation from our local partners in communities across the region. They are vulnerable kids, i.e. parents are very poor; lost a parent to HIV/AIDS or chronic disease; orphans; kids whose parents are suffering from drug abuse, mental health problems and general situation that could impact their stay in school.

Your tax-deductible donation can help put or sustain a child in school and give him/her a future. We have many kids waiting for sponsors. If you are touched to sponsor a child in school, kindly send an email to us. Here below are our current engagements:

Name: Amina Adamu
School: Kapuwa Primary School, Lugbe Federal Housing, Abuja
Country: Nigeria.
Grade/Class: Primary 2
Age: 12 years old
Tuition fee: comprising the three terms of the school-year = 20,000 Naira (50 EUR)
Other Needs (books and uniform): N10,000 (25 EUR)
Sponsor(optional):

Name: Israel Aleru
School:
Grade/Class:
Age:
Tuition fee:
Other Needs (books and uniform):
Sponsor(optional):

Public Health Intervention and Research in Africa

Goal: To strengthen partnership for public health evidence-based research and intervention upon which improve public health decision-making and practices are achieved.

Preventive measure are vital – they eliminate the possibility of or prevent disease, save millions of live and at the same time reduces, if not eliminate out of pocket expenses associated with healthcare costs. But vaccine preventable diseases and infections like malaria and typhoid still kill millions of people each year. And emerging diseases, such as Ebola and Lassa fever, have brought several countries in the sub-Saharan Africa to its epidemic knees. The world urgently needs to join hands to fight and develop effective strategies to address these challenges.

Strategic Objectives

  1. One of the goals and objectives of the public health intervention and research agenda is to address priority health issues, not limited only to suitable capacities;
  2. To strengthen public health research capacity and the use for developing evidence-based intervention in Africa and in partnership with academic and research institutions across the world;
  3. To promote collaboration and coordination among  existing networks to conduct research on public health priority issues across the Africa region;
  4. To assess effectiveness of existing public health interventions on health conditions that have been prioritised by the health policy instruments in the region;
  5. To support research on surveillance methodologies and quality interventions;
  6. To use evidence-based research to design public health intervention projects

API Registration Event


„Thüringen goes global“ – Gründung des Vereins „Africa Partners Initiative e.V.“



26. August 2019/in Blog /von anjawieland

Am vergangenen Freitag, 23.08.2019, fand nach eingehender Vorarbeit und unter Begleitung von ThEx Enterprise die Gründungsversammlung des Vereins „Africa Partners Initiative e.V.“ im Thüringer Zentrum für Existenzgründungen und Unternehmertum statt.

Im Fokus der Vereinsarbeit steht insbesondere die Förderung der Entwicklungszusammenarbeit zwischen Afrika und Deutschland beziehungsweise Europa. Verwirklicht werden soll dieser Vereinszweck insbesondere durch die Entwicklung von Ansätzen und indigenen Mechanismen zur Konfliktlösung und Deradikalisierung in Afrika und deren Implementierung. Weiterhin möchte der Verein mit seinen ehrenamtlichen Mitgliedern verschiedener nationaler Herkunft ein Netzwerk für unternehmerische Initiativen zwischen Deutschen und Afrikanern aufbauen und fördern.

Die Vision des Vereins ist es, einen Teil dazu beizutragen, die proklamierten Ziele der Vereinten Nationen für nachhaltige Entwicklung (Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs) in Afrika bis 2030 zu verwirklichen.

Das Team von ThEx Enterprise wünscht für die kommende Vereinsarbeit viel Erfolg und Durchhaltevermögen!

Technical and Capacity Building Training

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. 

2019 Africa Night Program


Organizes
2019 AFRICA NIGHT CONFERENCE (the second edition)

Venue: Victor’s Residenz-Hotel Erfurt, Häßlerstraße 17, 99096 Erfurt.
Date: Saturday 21st December 2019
Time: 17:00 – 21:00
After Party: 21:00 – 24:00

Introduction
It is on the backdrop of the success of the 2018 Africa Night Conference that, we are happy to announce commencement plan for the 2019 program. Report of the 2018 program is available on our website at: www.africapartners.org/projects/2018Africanightconference/report. Also, we want to appreciate the robust discussion and request last year to legalize our initiative. Africa Partners Initiative e.V. (API) having fulfil all the legal requirements, is now a registered organization.
The outcome of the 2018 podium discussion themed: “Challenges of vaccine Acceptance in Africa and Role of Africans in Diaspora” was to create a project/campaign on Behaviour Change toward Vaccination Acceptance in Africa. We have created the project and it is currently called ‘Africans in Diaspora Frank Talk’. The Frank Talk project is a short (3 minutes) video, animation and audio clip from 40 Africans in diaspora in 40 different countries, targeting communications channels in African countries. Each person sends a short video describing self:
names, profession and country of residence;
what vaccination has achieved in his/her host country;
two significance and negative consequence of vaccine non-acceptance.
The project is at the video collation phase. Please monitor our website for the release. If you wish to partner or sponsor this project to reach wider communities in Africa via television stations, radio and other community-friendly communication channels, kindly contact us. Or if you have ideas that can enhance the impact level of this campaign, we will be glad to work with you.

Background – 2019 Africa Night Conference
In the African tradition lies the customary practice of “end of year stock-taking and thanksgiving”. End of year stock-taking or evaluation of actions and decisions over the 12 months period, not just by families, but as a society is an age-long tradition in the African culture: birthing the idea of setting new year priorities. Besides the appraisal, it is usually also an opportunity to set community development agenda for the incoming year and prioritise obligations. It is in this light; that the second edition of Africa Night program is presented to you.

The goal of the event is to use the symbolism of the period to inspire or forge collective conversation about Africa and Africans’ “development issues”. Especially, opinions built by network of Africans in diaspora and their host community of partners and friends. The theme for 2019 is:
– Addressing factors stimulating Africa-Europe illegal Migration
This event is expected to bring together African community and Germans from all works of life, to sit and discuss, socialize, engage, ask and answer, dance and share food; as a way to learn and foster deeper relations. The night will be characterized by intention to discuss sensitive subject of immense bi-national ramification and end with creating mutually collaborative synergy towards tackling 21st century challenges, not only of Africa, but Africans and Germans in general. The night will provide a free atmosphere to really delve into the Africa-Europe illegal migration problems and share ideas on how Africans in diaspora can play a role, in collaboration with German government, friends and organizations. The night will be capped with a podium discussing relating to what can be done to stem the tide of illegal migration of Africans to Europe.

Justification of the Theme
According to pew research, the population of sub-Saharan migrants increased by nearly a million asylum applications (970,000) between 2010 and 2017. While many sub-Saharan African economies are growing, many countries still continue to have economic challenges reflected by high unemployment rates and relatively low wage growth. There is no optimism that this will change anytime soon; coupled with continued high fertility level. That means even more people, competing for little available resources. These factors coupled with political instabilities and conflicts depicts a deem hope for Africa. Four out of ten respondents of a survey suggested, they will live in another country if they have the means and opportunity. The downward economic trend within the last few years has intensified the migration of Africans to Europe and other developed countries.
However, fleeing the continent cannot be the solution to achieving sustainable development in
the region. In 2016, the IMF’s World Economic Outlook reported a growing number of African migrants in OECD countries…estimated at 7 million in 2013 and could rise to 34 million by 2050. In addition, if every resourceful individual needed to support development in the region decides to migrate, who will stay behind and fix the problem? Also, why not add fuel to the conversation about Africans in diaspora establishing systematic mechanism to return home and invest their acquired expertise into development ventures in Africa? These are the debates that we intend and must begin to engineer; using platforms such as this. There is no better group best fitted for this conversation than the Africans in diaspora, in collaboration with our friends and host communities around the world.

The night promises to galvanize African and German scholars and communities; not only to celebrate culture, diversity and social cohesion, but to interact and freely brainstorm on a common subject of significant value to both Africans and Germans. E.g. deepening democracy, trade and commerce, addressing migration problem, human rights, achieving Sustainable Development Goals in Africa by 2030, climate change and renewable energy, race relations, etc. The expected outcome is to increase engagement on Africa’s development issues and build community of multipliers, inspired by Africans in diaspora and their partners.

Objectives of the Program
The objectives of the 2019 Africa Night Conference are to broaden conversations around:
1)  Factors Stimulating Africa-Europe Illegal Migration
2)  Partnership between African and German organisations for Africa development
3)  Socio-cultural relations/Dinner party (Afro-German Style)!!!

Method
The night will comprise a podium discussion, after the keynote speech address by Prof. Dr. Harald Dörig and significance of supporting development in Africa by Africans. The podium discussion will comprise 4 expert panelists who will lead discussion on the theme: “Addressing factors stimulating migration in Africa. After the contextual background by the panelists, the audience will then join the conversation at plenary. Just like in 2018, it is expected that the outcome of the discussion and consensus build will be transformed into an implementable program.

Targeted Participants
The participants are expected to be African and German communities, African and German scholars from University of Erfurt and other parts of Germany, experts, members of African diplomatic missions in Germany, organizations working on development issues and the general public. 150 participants are expected.