Brussels, 23 February 2021 | On 10 February, Enabel joined the Belgian Alliance for Climate Action (BACA), an ambitious initiative of The Shift and WWF. BACA is a platform for Belgian organisations and businesses which take their climate ambitions seriously and among other things want to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.
A new district hospital recently opened its doors, providing health care to Nyarugenge citizens, a district of Kigali, the capital city of Rwanda. The tremendous project including design, construction and equipment was funded through Enabel, the Belgian development agency and implemented in partnership with the City of Kigali and Rwanda’s Ministry of Health.
Why should healthy people in Europe be vaccined before vulnerable people in Africa? Jean Van Wetter, managing director of Enabel, makes the case for real European and global COVID-19 solidarity.
Brussels, 29 January 2021| The Belgian development agency Enabel and France’s Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD) have signed a cooperation agreement with a view to exchanging and pooling their expertise for their respective activities.
Brussels, 8 December 2020 | Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, together with Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo and other European leaders, launches the D4D Hub, a global multi-stakeholder platform that will mark a turning point in the EU’s international partnerships to support a human-centric digital transformation.
Brussels, 28 September 2020 | Enabel and Flanders Investment & Trade signed a partnership agreement with a view to sharing expertise serving the two organisations.
Brussels, 11 June 2020 | The Annual Report of Enabel is now published online. In this report, the development agency looks back on past activities. It focuses on 2019 but it also looks ahead by outlining the long-term strategy.
Brussels, 6 July 2020 | The Wehubit programme of Enabel has selected five projects that aim to strengthen digital skills through education, training and the world of work. Each of the selected organisations is awarded a grant to scale-up its activities.
Brussels, 5 May 2020 | On May 4th 2020, fourteen European development agencies signed the Declaration of Cooperation in Culture for Development – Towards a Sustainable Transformation.
Brussels, 2 May 2020 | On 1 May and for one year, Enabel and LuxDev took on the co-presidency of the European Practitioners' Network. The Practitioners' Network brings together 17 European governmental agencies with a view of jointly implementing projects of the European Development Cooperation. The network is the partner of choice of the European Commission for executing European development projects worldwide.
Brussels - 22 April 2020 | The Covid-19 crisis is leading to instability in both local and global food markets and concerns are growing about how that will have repercussions on security, justice and governance. Fragile contexts are at risk of becoming increasingly so.
Brussels, 15 april 2020 | Reflections of General Director Jean Van Wetter on the future of international cooperation post corona
Brussels, 1 April 2020 | Enabel is preparing targeted actions in the fight against the coronavirus in countries where it already supports the healthcare systems.
Brussels, 23 December 2019 | The Wehubit programme of the Belgian development agency Enabel selected five e-health projects with a view of having them scale up their innovative solutions. Wehubit supports digital transformation as a means to speed up sustainable development and awards grants to projects that develop digital solutions in specific areas. The selected grantees from Burkina Faso, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Tanzania (Zanzibar) and Uganda now can further develop their e-health tools.
Brussels, 27 November 2019 |The European Union, the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) and the Belgian development agency Enabel test an innovative labour migration model linking Morocco’s growing ICT sector with Flanders’ qualified ICT workers shortages.
Brussels, 7 November 2019 I Enabel compensates its flight emissions (1260 tonnes of CO2 in 2018) by supporting the Saving Trees project in Uganda.
Kampala, 1 November 2019 I Enabel launched a health system strengthening project in the North of Uganda. The project is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by the Belgian development agency, and the Ministry of Health. It is expected to strengthen health systems in the Acholi sub region in the north of the country.
On 17 October Enabel opens its doors for the Youth in Action Day. 15 000 youths from Flanders and Brussels get a real job experience on that day. Their pay goes to projects promoting entrepreneurship in Belgium and Guinea. Two youths will assist Enabel’s Managing director Jean Van Wetter in his tasks.
Brussels, 26 September 2019 I In 2018, sales of fairtrade-certified(') products increased with 24% compared to 2017. Fair trade is growing and gradually diversifying: This trend is reflected in the broader range of activities of this year’s Fair Trade Week. The Fair Trade week runs from 2 October to 12 October!
Bujumbura, 26 August 2019 I The ‘Lake Tanganyika Water Management’ project aims to sustainably improve the management and control of the cross-border waters of Lake Tanganyika. This 4-year project is entrusted to Enabel and financed by the European Union as part of a regional programme.
Songdo, 7 July 2019 | Enabel, the Belgian development agency, is the first Belgian organisation to be accredited by the Green Climate Fund as a partner in the fight against climate change. With its new status Enabel will be able to undertake projects commissioned by the Green Climate Fund to combat global warming.
Brussels, 21 June 2019 I The Wehubit programme of Enabel selected five digital projects for Climate Smart Agriculture. The selected grantees will be scaling up their initiatives in Benin, Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger, Senegal and Tanzania.
Arua, 16 May 2019 I Enabel signed a 2.5 million euro grant agreement with GIZ to strengthen local authorities and create economic opportunities for all people in the refugee-hosting districts of Arua, Adjumani and Mojo in Northern Uganda.
On Wednesday April 3rd Enabel organises a high-level event to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Belgian development agency. This is not an occasion to look back, but an opportunity to look at the future: Where will the world and international development stand 20 years from now?
Brussels, 19 March 2019 I Enabel and the International Labour Organization (ILO) signed a memorandum of understanding, which will further strengthen their collaboration focusing on the promotion of decent work, labour market governance and migration.
Brussels, 1 March 2019 | The European Union, the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) and the Belgian development agency Enabel test an innovative labour migration model linking Morocco’s growing ICT sector with Flanders’ qualified ICT workers shortages. This Global Skills Partnership model is based on the assumption that labour mobility can only benefit the parties when potential employees are able to find a qualified job both in their country of origin and in the country of destination.