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14
July
2022
Partnership with the Initiative for the Adaptation of African Agriculture

Brussels, 14 July 2022 | Enabel and the Initiative for the Adaptation of African Agriculture to Climate Change (AAA) signed a partnership protocol. This agreement should allow the two organisations to work in synergy and to pool expertise for their climate activities.

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30
June
2022
Minister of Development Cooperation Meryame Kitir inaugurates new offices of Enabel

Brussels, 30 June 2022 | Yesterday, Minister of Development Cooperation Meryame Kitir officially inaugurated the new offices of Enabel in the Brussels Marolles neighbourhood. The refurbished offices include Enabel’s brand new conference centre, which shows the Belgian development agency ambition to become thé meeting place of Belgium’s international cooperation.

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27
June
2022
Sexuality education with a mobile application

Brussels/Conakry - 27 June 2022 | Enabel launches a mobile application for Guinean youth to promote sexual and reproductive health, improve access to sexual and reproductive rights for women and young people and combat gender-based violence.

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21
June
2022
Ugandan infrastructure project wins public choice Architizer Award

Amsterdam, 21 June 2022 | National Teachers College infrastructure project has emerged the winner of the public choice award in the category Architecture For Good at this year’s Architizer A+ Awards.

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16
June
2022
Enabel joins charter for digital inclusion in Belgium

Brussels, 16 June 2022 | Today the Belgian development agency Enabel, signs the Charter for Digital Inclusion in the framework of DigitAll, a digital inclusion ecosystem bringing together companies, social organisations, federal and regional governments and administrations, with a view to creating synergies and fostering cooperation between these actors.

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31
May
2022
Cooperation Agreements with ULB and FAMPH

Brussels, 31st May 2022 | Yesterday Enabel signed Cooperation Agreements with the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) and the Federal Agency for Medicines and Health Products (FAMHP). This allows the Belgian development agency to use the expertise of both organisations in partner countries in several sectors.

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25
May
2022
Enabel and Flanders Investment & Trade join forces on mobility project in Senegal

Brussels, 25 May 2022 - Today Flanders Investment & Trade (FIT) and Enabel, the Belgian development agency, signed a cooperation agreement in the framework of the "Pilot project for entrepreneurial mobility", a labor mobility project that Enabel is launching in Senegal and Belgium.

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13
May
2022
Minister Kitir launches bilateral cooperation programme with Palestine

Meryame Kitir, Minister of Development Cooperation and Major Cities Policy, launched the new bilateral cooperation programme together with Palestinian Prime Minister Shtayyeh on Thursday 12 May.

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12
May
2022
The Practitioners’ Network gathers in Vilnius for its Annual Meeting of the General Assembly

Brussels/Vilnius, 11 May 2022 - European development cooperation organisations gathered at the Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania in Vilnius on 11-12 May at the Annual Meeting of the General Assembly of the Practitioners’ Network for European Development Cooperation (PN). This year’s meeting marked the 15th anniversary of the network and the end of the PN co-Presidency by the Lithuanian Central Project Management Agency (CPMA) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).

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9
May
2022
Accessible Social Health Protection in Low-Income Countries

Niamey, 9 May 2022 - Enabel, the Belgian Embassy, the Ministry of Public Health, Population and Social Affairs of Niger, the World Health Organisation (WHO), the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the Belgian health sector platform Be-cause health (BCH) organise an international conference on Social Health Protection. More than 300 - online and on-site - participants will discuss policy, strategy and technical issues of Social Health Protection and conditions to launch such schemes.

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14
February
2022
High quality medicines for everyone

In the context of the Africa-EU Summit between the European Union and the African Union, which will take place in Brussels on 17 and 18 February, Belgium – together with Team Europe, the African Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) and African partners – is organising a high-level panel to find structural solutions for equitable access to medicines and global health care.

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4
February
2022
Culture and Creativity for the Future of Cities – Debate in the framework of the Africa-Europe Week

In the framework of the Africa-Europe Week organized by the European Commission (DG INTPA) on the occasion of the 6th European Union-African Union Summit, the Belgian development agency Enabel, the Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles/Wallonie-Bruxelles International and Bozar in cooperation with United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) are organizing a panel debate on “Culture and creativity for the future of cities”.

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3
February
2022
Digitalisation of the education in Africa : 5 original solutions

Thursday 3 February 2022 | The Wehubit programme of Enabel backs five new EdTech projects to support the scale-up of educational technology and thus improve the quality and continuity of teaching and learning. The total funding amounts to EUR 1,602.000 and is financed by the DIRECCT-programme of the European Union. It will fund 5 projects in Rwanda, Tanzania, Niger and in Uganda.

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24
January
2022
Enabel and Myria sign Cooperation Agreement

The Belgian development agency Enabel and Belgium’s Federal Migration Centre Myria sign an agreement to strengthen their collaboration. Cooperation with this institution will strengthen Enabel’s human mobility activities in partner countries.

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19
November
2021
EU Council backs public sector expertise as a key tool for development

All 27 Ministers of Development Cooperation and Foreign Affairs of the EU have agreed on highlighting the mobilisation of public sector expertise and placing it at the core of the European Union’s external action. This approach has been fostered by the Practitioners’ Network, a platform for European Development Cooperation organisations which Enabel is part of.

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10
November
2021
Enabel looking for Moroccan start-ups

Brussels, 10 November 2021. | From 15 to 19 November, Enabel organises entrepreneurship workshops for the Moroccan diaspora in Belgium. Thirty businesses will be accompanied in their venture from concept to business set-up.

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28
October
2021
Enabel implements first Belgian climate programme in the Sahel

Ouagadougou, 27 October 2021 | During her working visit to Burkina Faso on 26 October, Meryame Kitir, Minister of Development Cooperation and Major Cities Policy, has presented the Belgian regional climate programme for the Sahel. The Belgian development agency Enabel has been entrusted with the preparation and the implementation of the climate programme.

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28
October
2021
Enabel supports vaccine production in Senegal

Dakar, 28 October 2021 - Meryame Kitir is making additional efforts to strengthen local vaccine production in Senegal. She made the announcement during a work visit to Senegal, where Enabel has been active in the health sector for years.

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27
October
2021
Sophie Wilmes visits Belgian funded hospital in Kigali

Kigali, 27 October 2021 | Sophie Wilmès visited Nyarugenge District Hospital today on the sidelines of the Second African Union-European Union Ministerial Meeting convened in Kigali, Rwanda. The hospital was built with Belgian funding by the Belgian development agency Enabel.

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30
September
2021
Belgian public know-how for international cooperation

On Thursday 30 September, Enabel brings together more than 140 representatives of dozens of government departments and universities to showcase the added value and results of the partnerships.

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23
September
2021
Belgium donates COVID-19 vaccines to Uganda

Kampala, 23 September 2021 | Belgium will deliver 153,900 vaccines to Uganda. These vaccines will contribute to stepping up the vaccination campaign for teachers and reopening schools to more than 10 million pupils and students. With this, Belgium is responding to the Ugandan government's request to receive COVID-19 vaccines.

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16
September
2021
Enabel and CBL-ACP sign partnership agreement

Brussels, 16 September 2021 | The Belgian development agency Enabel and the Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture Belgium-Luxembourg-Africa-Caribbean-Pacific (CBL-ACP) signed an agreement to strengthen their collaboration.

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15
September
2021
EU, Enabel and ITC to support beekeeping value chain in Tanzania

Brussels/ Geneva, 15 September 2021 | Enabel and the International Trade Centre (ITC), signed a cooperation agreement for a new EU-funded project that will enhance the development of the beekeeping value chain in six regions in Tanzania and contribute to inclusive and sustainable economic growth in the East-African country. The project will support the production of high-quality honey produced in an environmentally sustainable manner to increase the country’s penetration in the national and international market.

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23
August
2021
Belgian expertise for international cooperation

On 30 September, Enabel is organising a high-level networking event with a number of federal public services to highlight their partnerships and to get other public services, with whom no partnership has yet been concluded, interested in international cooperation.

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13
August
2021
Vaccine manufacturing in Rwanda

Kigali, 12 August 2021 | In a bid to reduce dependency of African countries on the global supply of vaccines and facilitate access in areas where the COVID-19 crisis has highlighted shortages, Enabel, in partnership with the Ministry of Health, contributes to Rwanda’s goal of building a robust ecosystem in the biotech industry and to boost Rwanda’s readiness to manufacture vaccines and other pharmaceutical products.

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9
July
2021
Enabel joins Team Europe initiative to support Senegal in vaccine production

Brussels, 9 July 2021 | Team Europe formally agreed to support large-scale investment in vaccine production by the Institut Pasteur in Dakar. Belgium, together with Germany and France, is part of this European initiative.

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2
July
2021
Enabel takes part in multi-stakeholder project to transform Rwanda’s Eastern Province through forests and landscapes restoration

Kigali, 2 July 2021 | The Green Climate Fund (GCF) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) have signed a funding agreement for the project “Transforming Eastern Province through adaptation” (TREPA)

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29
June
2021
Wehubit launches EdTech Call for Proposals to respond to Covid-19

Brussels, 29 June 2021 | With its sixth project call the Wehubit progamme of Enabel, the Belgian development agency, intends to support Education Technologies and the continuity of education for all.

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15
June
2021
Enabel seeks Moroccan startups

Brussels, 15 June 2021 | On Wednesday 16 and Thursday 17 June, Enabel, its Moroccan partners  and the Confederation of Moroccan Enterprises (CGEM) organise the 'Maghrib Belgium Impulse Days'.

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14
June
2021
#EnablingChange - Activity Report 2020-2021

Brussels, 14 June 2021 | In its 2020-2021 activity report, Enabel looks back on a special year. The corona pandemic came as a shock, and no one really knows what its impact will be in the longer term.

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