Twenty years ago the Belgian Technical Cooperation – BTC – was created. This was even before the Millennium Development Goals were adopted in 2000. There were no smartphones, wifi did not exist, and no-one cared about digitisation...
Meanwhile, the world has changed. After the Millennium Development Goals came the Sustainable Development Goals. Some countries have successfully fought poverty, whilst others still need assistance. That is why Belgium is determined to remain a significant partner and that is why it has transformed its development policy.
BTC becomes Enabel, the Belgian development agency. Its task is to implement and coordinate the Belgian development policy.
The colours of the new logo refer to the colours of the Belgian flag: black-yellow-red. We take pride in these colours because we are convinced that a small country can also play a role of significance.
The bird in the logo stands for freedom and independence. Everyone should be able to make choices of their own and have the opportunity for self-development. That is our assignment: support our partners to jointly create conditions that enable sustainable progress. That is why we are called Enabel.
Enabel is a Belgian variant of the English verb enable, but with ‘-bel’ at the end. Enabel means making things possible, facilitating and empowering, which is exactly what the Belgian development agency does: We enable our partners to do what is required to achieve sustainable development in their country. We help create circumstances enabling development; we support, we motivate, we encourage and we promote change; we bring partners and organisations together to put things in motion and foster change.
We build a sustainable world where women and men live under the rule of law and are free to pursue their aspirations.
We are a European player enhancing the impact of Belgium in international development.
As a knowledge centre we think and act in terms of strategy and policy influence to promote sustainable development.
We can quickly mobilise expertise through our networks to implement sustainable development initiatives which are in line with the priorities of Belgium and the objectives of our partners.
Enabel is the development agency of Belgium’s federal government. We implement Belgium’s international development policy.
Under the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, we carry out public service assignments in Belgium and abroad.
We provide customised expertise, including Belgian public expertise, we promote the involvement of all and we pursue top-level partnerships.
Enabel enhances the impact of Belgium in international development by carrying out assignments for Belgian and international third-party donors.