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15 December 2022

Take part in our #EnablingTheFuture event

On 15 December, Enabel invites you to its first event on the theme of social innovation in its office in Brussels or online. #EnablingTheFuture

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News

23 November 2022

Interview with Adélaïde Kourouma on Urban Entrepreneurship in Guinea

Fostering the growth of emerging Guinean businesses. Read the interview.

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Resources

22 November 2022

Study on the “Prevalence of drugs and substance abuse amongst adolescents” in Rwanda

The study on the “Prevalence of drugs and substance abuse amongst adolescents – A pilot study in 7 districts” allows the Ministry of Health, Rwanda Biomedical Center, Enabel and other key players to have a view on the current situation and to elaborate better targeted strategies aimed to address the identified gaps.

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Visit to a small hydro power plant in Mozambique. Man showing people around. Resources

22 November 2022

Brochure: Belgium – Mozambique cooperation programme 2023-2028

The Belgian cooperation has been active in Mozambique for 20 years. Enabel focuses on improving the living conditions of people through close collaboration with the Mozambican public institutions, private sector, civil society and communities. Read the brochure for more information.

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Resources

22 November 2022

Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices Study on Adolescents’ Sexual and Reproductive Health in Rwanda

The Government of Rwanda has made efforts to improve Sexual and Reproductive Health of adolescents and youth through the adoption of various policies and strategies to ensure an access to affordable and equitable services. However, the country continues to face several pressing challenges related to adolescent sexual and reproductive health. Read the study

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Resources

22 November 2022

Study: Quality of Youth Corners and Youth-friendly Services and Expectations in Rwanda

This booklet presents a summary of the results of the assessment of the Quality of youth corners and other related youth-friendly services at the health centers and expectations of young people and the community. The study was conducted to assess the quality status of services offered to young people in the Youth Corners identify adolescents’/community expectations to draw recommendations and design evidence-based strategies for improvement of the ASRH services.

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News

16 November 2022

Enabel and AFD Group sign a Memorandum of Understanding for increased European development agency cooperation

On 14 November, the Belgian development agency, Enabel, and the AFD Group, which includes the French development agency and Expertise France, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) defining the framework for deeper European cooperation and a strengthened partnership to address the main global challenges that people face in Africa and the Middle East.

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News

16 November 2022

Are you the next talent we are looking for?

Make sure you are well-informed before applying for the Junior Programme. The application period has been extended until Sunday 20 November at midnight.

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News

15 November 2022

COP27 : les jeunes du Sahel veulent participer à la définition de l’agenda du changement climatique

Huit jeunes originaires de quatre pays du Sahel (Burkina Faso, Niger, Mali et Sénégal) prennent part au Sommet sur le climat en Égypte. Le mercredi 16 novembre, ils et elles viendront témoigner de ce que signifie le changement climatique pour eux et elles, à l’occasion d’un débat organisé par l’Agence belge de développement Enabel sous l’intitulé Youth Setting the Climate Agenda – National, Regional, and Global Action.

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07 November 2022

Climate financing: Brussels and Walloon regions allocate 6 million for Enabel projects

The Brussels-Capital Region and the Walloon Region signed complementary financing agreements for several climate projects of the Belgian governmental cooperation, implemented by the Belgian development agency, Enabel. This announcement comes on the sidelines of COP-27, the global climate conference taking place in Egypt from 6 to 18 November. 

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News

06 November 2022

Junior Programme – Looking for young talents!

Since 2 November, 14 new vacancies in various sectors are open to young talents of European nationality. They will have the opportunity to work in a project of Enabel agency itself, or to work in a non-governmental organisation such as Broederlijk Delen, Kiyo or Îles de Paix.

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03 November 2022

Moving Mozambique’s just energy transition

At COP27, the government of Mozambique supported by NDC Partnership, the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change and Enabel will host a panel discussion to highlight the significant role the country’s unique renewable energy assets can play in the domestic, regional and global energy transition.

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News

28 October 2022

Interview with Mitte, Junior Expert for VVOB in Uganda

Mitte is working as a Junior Expert for VVOB in Gulu, a medium size town in Uganda. She was trained as a socio-cultural worker, an anthropologist and an education scientist.

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28 October 2022

Interview with Sacha, Junior Expert for Autre Terre in Burkina Faso

Sacha was the very first Junior Expert who got to work with our new partner Autre Terre. As Junior Expert Synergies, Monitoring and Evaluation, Sacha was part of the SIA programme in Ouagadougou. Read the interview.

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27 October 2022

Interview with Pierre, Junior Expert in Environment for Enabel

Pierre, a bioengineer who worked on household waste recovery and recycling in Enabel’s Sanita Clean Cities Programme in Guinea.

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27 October 2022

A day in the life of Junior Experts in Benin

A day in the life of six Junior Experts in Benin. Watch the video testimonies.

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27 October 2022

Interview with Héloïse, Junior Experte at an electrification project in Rwanda

Héloïse Dubois is a civil engineer by training. She was recruited by the Junior Programme to go and work in Rwanda.

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06 October 2022

Healthcare coming your way

In Niger, many people live in remote and sometimes insecure areas. The road to the nearest health centre is often very long, so people do not go there easily. Enabel and its partners in Niger worked out a solution. 

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24 August 2022

Social Health Protection – A path to fight against inequalities

Every country in the world faces the challenge of protecting its population. But how to set up social protection? Where to start? Enabel provides a roadmap based on our expertise.

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30 July 2022

How about generating energy with your toilet trip?

In Mbuji-Mayi, sanitation is not what it should be: due to very rapid urbanisation, several families usually share facilities. Sewers are lacking and sanitation is limited to communal latrines. Enabel carries out a pilot project in the Congolese metropolis to generate energy from human excrement.

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30 July 2022

Quelles sont les formes d’engagement prises par les jeunes actuellement ?

Si les marches pour le climat, le mouvement #metoo et les manifestations Black Lives Matter sont des exemples récents d’engagement social où les jeunes ont pris une place prépondérante, des discours catastrophiques se font également entendre : les jeunes seraient de moins en moins intéressé·es par les questions sociales.

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CEOs of Enabel and the Initiative for the Adaptation of African Agriculture to Climate Change (AAA) signing a partnership protocol News

14 July 2022

Partnership with the initiative for the adaptation of African agriculture

Enabel and the Initiative for the Adaptation of African Agriculture to Climate Change (AAA) signed a partnership protocol.

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News

14 July 2022

E-Learning Africa 2022 highlights

Did you miss the eLearning Africa Conference 2022? Discover it in four highlights.

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14 July 2022

Interview with Haneen working in Gaza

Interview with Haneen Abu Nahla, programme manager for Enabel in Gaza.

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14 July 2022

5 questions to Elisabetta Demartis

Five questions to Elisabetta Demartis, Digital Expert in Senegal

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15 May 2022

Activity report 2021/2022 – Foreword Minister Kitir

Activity report 2021 – 2022 – Foreword of Minister Meryame Kitir

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Events

09 May 2022

Accessible social health protection in low-income countries

Every country in the world faces the challenge of protecting its population. But how to set up social protection? Where to start?

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05 May 2022

Interview with Jean van Wetter & Delphine Moralis

Moving from a logic of problems to one of opportunities: Interview with Delphine Moralis (chairperson of the board of directors) and Jean Van Wetter (managing director) of Enabel

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News

10 February 2022

Laying the groundwork for sustainable architecture

How does Enabel promote sustainable architecture in its partner countries? Two architects tell us more about their work in Rwanda and Burundi.

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02 July 2021

Brochure on governmental cooperation programme between Uganda and Belgium

In 2013, Uganda launched an ambitious 30-year plan aimed at transforming the country into a modern and prosperous middle-income country. Enabel wants to assist the country with this endeavour.

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10 June 2021

Switching to light: Electricity access in Rwanda

Rwanda has a target of reaching 100% electricity access by 2024. The 20 stories in this booklet show how access to affordable and reliable electricity transforms the lives of people who had previously no access to electricity.

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Resources

02 June 2021

Conceptualisation of inequality and the ex-ante equality impact assessment tool

Tackling inequalities within and between countries is an important global challenge. Enabel describes how it defines and understands inequality. We do not only focus on inequality of opportunities and outcomes, but we also give attention to inequality of process (unfair treatment and power privileges). Read the concept note.

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01 March 2021

Body & Rights – E-tutorial on sexual and reproductive health and rights

Introduction to various topics such as safe motherhood, HIV, STIs, family planning, abortion, sexual violence, child marriage, female genital mutilation, and the rights of adolescents and sexual minorities.

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Resources

03 November 2020

Análise do SIG na Gestão Sustentável dos Recursos Energéticos e Minerais em Moçambique

The report provides a road map for the introduction of Geographical Information System (GIS) and spatial data usage in the energy sector in Mozambique.

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Pig farmer in Rwanda is holding one of her piglets. Resources

02 July 2020

Brochure on governmental cooperation programme between Rwanda and Belgium

The current Belgo-Rwanda cooperation programme focusses mainly on agriculture,health, urbanisation and public finance management sectors.

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02 October 2019

Helping people becoming better at their job

Receiving quality health care and education is not a given in Uganda. Although efforts towards better service delivery have been made by the Ugandan government, civil society and donors, a lot remains to be done. Enabel, in cooperation with the Ugandan government, set up a project to contribute to improved service delivery by helping doctors, nurses, teachers, principals and managers become better at their job.

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Resources

16 November 2016

Digital for Development’ (D4D): Strategic note for the Belgian development cooperation

This note lays out the strategic policy on ‘Digital for Development’ (D4D) for the Belgian development cooperation.

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Interview with Eder Gninou, drones in the pineapple sector

Enabel is involved in a project using drones to develop the pineapple sector in Benin. It  aims to provide the sector with a sustainable tool to assure further growth. Interview with Eder Gninou, expert digitalisation in Benin.

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Water development in rural areas in Mozambique

The Gaza Province in Mozambique is a dry region with few water sources. Enabel introduces new approaches that provide rural areas with better access to drinking water.

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Ending FGM in Burkina Faso

It is estimated that globally 200 million girls and women have undergone FGM. In Burkina Faso the majority of women have been cut. Together with communities and the government of Burkina Faso, Enabel works to put an end to this practice.

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Solar panels for drinking water

In the Democratic Republic of Congo, most households struggle to access a correct source of drinking water. But how do you solve this when there is no electricity either? Enabel tackles the problem together with local partners.

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The road to work

Social, political and economic reasons drive people away in search of a better life. In Guinea, Enabel works with young unemployed Guineans and Guinean migrants who have returned to their homeland.

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Interview with Sandra Galbusera

Interview with Sandra Galbusera on feminism and equal opportunities

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5 questions to Carine Vanden Borre

The police are sometimes distrusted by citizens. This is no different in Burkina Faso. To restore trust between citizens and security services, we work with the concept of community policing. Interview with project leader Carine Vanden Borre.

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Covid-19 and vaccination in Africa

While emergency vaccination assistance is now a priority for Europe’s development cooperation agencies, it already comes with first steps towards future vaccine and health self-sufficiency. Belgium intends to be part in this international effort.

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Stone arch bridges in Tanzania

In rural Tanzania, it is very expensive to use industrial materials, while labour is cheap. The stone arch technology capitalises on this fact by using local materials in a labour intensive process, reducing the cost with 80%.

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Promoting active teaching and learning

Uganda – Focusing on new teaching methods and creating a stimulating learning environment makes a considerable difference for the quality of education.

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Resources

Brochure on Private Sector Development and Engagement

Sustainable development is only possible when actions taken by the public sector, the private sector and civil society are mutually reinforcing. Enabel, the Belgian development agency, supports the development of the private sector in partner countries of the Belgian governmental cooperation.

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Events

30 June 2022

Minister of development cooperation Meryame Kitir inaugurates new offices of Enabel

Yesterday, Minister of Development Cooperation Meryame Kitir officially inaugurated the new offices of Enabel in the Brussels Marolles neighbourhood.

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27 June 2022

Sexuality education with a mobile application

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 Architizer award

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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Jean Van Wetter of Enabel signs the charter during a press moment News

16 June 2022

Enabel signs charter for digital inclusion in Belgium

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 FAMHP

Enabel signed Cooperation Agreements with the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) and the Federal Agency for Medicines and Health Products (FAMHP).

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25 May 2022

Enabel and Flanders investment & trade join forces on mobility project in Senegal

Flanders Investment & Trade (FIT) and Enabel 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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News

12 May 2022

Minister Kitir launches bilateral cooperation programme with Palestine

Minister Kitir launches bilateral cooperation programme with Palestine.

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11 May 2022

The Practitioners’ Network gathers in Vilnius for its annual meeting of the general assembly

European development cooperation organisations gathered in Vilnius on 11-12 May at the Annual Meeting of the General Assembly of the Practitioners’ Network for European Development Cooperation

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03 February 2022

Digitalisation of the education in Africa: 5 original solutions

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.

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24 January 2022

Enabel and Myria sign cooperation agreement

Enabel and Belgium’s Federal Migration Centre Myria sign an agreement to strengthen their collaboration.

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News

19 November 2021

EU council backs public sector expertise as a key tool for development

The EU Council Conclusions place public sector expertise at the core of the European development cooperation system.

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10 November 2021

Enabel looking for Moroccan start-ups

From 15 to 19 November, Enabel organises entrepreneurship workshops for the Moroccan diaspora in Belgium.

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28 October 2021

Enabel implements first Belgian climate programme in the Sahel

During her working visit to Burkina Faso on 26 October, Meryame Kitir has presented the Belgian regional climate programme for the Sahel.

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28 October 2021

Enabel supports vaccine production in Senegal

During a work visit in Senegal, Meryame Kitir is making additional efforts to strengthen local vaccine production in the country.

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