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Press Officer
Delphine Van Durme
delphine.vandurme@enabel.be
0032.478.16.02.83
7
May
2021
Labour Mobility : Enabel's approach as a blueprint for the EU

Brussels, 7 May 2021 | Since March 2019, Enabel has been running a pilot project in Morocco and Belgium, funded by the European Union. After two years, the European Union confirms its support for this model through a subsequent talent mobility project between Belgium, Tunisia and Morocco, implemented by Enabel.

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4
May
2021
Enabel and VVSG sign cooperation agreement

Brussels, 4 May 2021 - The Belgian development agency Enabel and the Association of Flemish Cities and Municipalities (VVSG) are signing a cooperation agreement to enable the structural exchange of expertise with a view to efficient local governance.

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30
April
2021
Enabel organises first round table on local vaccine production and distribution in Africa

Brussels, 30 April 2020 | On the initiative of Minister of Development Cooperation Meryame Kitir, the Belgian development agency Enabel is organising today the first Belgian roundtable on the role our country can play in scaling up the production capacity of vaccines, medicines and medical equipment in Africa.

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28
April
2021
Launch of the new Rural development support programme in CAR

Bangui, 28 April 2021 | Enabel today launched the new Rural development support programme targeting youths in the Central African Republic.

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26
April
2021
Four innovative inclusive and sustainable urban development projects added to Wehubit portfolio

Brussels, 26 April 2021 | The Wehubit Programme of the Belgian development agency Enabel selected four new projects aiming to build the resilience of cities through inclusive and sustainable development.

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29
March
2021
Enabel and VVOB sign Cooperation Agreement

Brussels, 29 March 2021 | The Belgian development agency Enabel and VVOB have agreed to work more closely together to increase the impact of Belgian international solidarity in the education sector.

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19
March
2021
Enabel and the Federal Public Service Mobility and Transport collaborate

Brussels, 19 March 2021 | Today, the Belgian development agency Enabel and the Federal Public Service Mobility and Transport sign a Cooperation Agreement. The organisations can now pool and share useful expertise to serve their international cooperation activities.

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3
March
2021
Enabel opens office in Jordan

Amman, 3 march 2021 | Yesterday, Enabel signed the official agreement with Jordan to start activities in the country. These activities are part of a European Union regional programme, which aims to strengthen the resilience of Syrian refugees as well as the host communities in four countries in the region.

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23
February
2021
Enabel joins Belgian Alliance for Climate Action

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.

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16
February
2021
Belgium partners with Rwanda to open a new hospital in Kigali

Kigali, 16 February 2021 | 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.

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5
February
2021
COVID-19 does not stop at the border. Why do vaccines?

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.

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29
January
2021
Cooperation Agreement between Enabel and the French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development IRD

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.

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8
December
2020
Belgian development agency Enabel plays key role in ambitious digital partnership between Africa and Europe

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.

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28
September
2020
Enabel and Flanders Investment & Trade conclude partnership agreement

Brussels, 28 September 2020 | Enabel and Flanders Investment & Trade signed a partnership agreement with a view to sharing expertise serving the two organisations.

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11
June
2020
Broadening the horizon - 2019 Annual Report

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.

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6
June
2020
WEHUBIT SELECTS 5 NEW INNOVATIVE PROJECTS

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.

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5
May
2020
Practitioners’ Network - A boost for Culture for Development

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.

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2
May
2020
Enabel and LuxDev co-presidency of Practitioners' Network

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.

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22
April
2020
Response to the Covid-19 in our African partner countries

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.

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15
April
2020
Opinion piece: Covid-19’s impact on global health and development

Brussels, 15 april 2020 | Reflections of General Director Jean Van Wetter on the future of international cooperation post corona

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1
April
2020
Enabel reaching out in the fight against covid-19

Brussels, 1 April 2020 | Enabel is preparing targeted actions in the fight against the coronavirus in countries where it already supports the healthcare systems.

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23
December
2019
Wehubit finances five e-health solutions

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.

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27
November
2019
Press Release Palim - linking Moroccan ICT development and labour shortages in Flanders

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.

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7
November
2019
Enabel compensates its flight emissions

Brussels, 7 November 2019 I Enabel compensates its flight emissions (1260 tonnes of CO2 in 2018) by supporting the Saving Trees project in Uganda.

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1
November
2019
Enabel, USAID and Uganda gov’t launch health system strengthening project

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.

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17
October
2019
Enabel joins YOUCA action day and hires two assistants

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.

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26
September
2019
Fair trade is growing and diversifying, but challenges remain

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!

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26
August
2019
Regional lake Tanganyika water management project

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.

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7
July
2019
Enabel becomes Green Climate Fund’s first Belgian Partner

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.

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21
June
2019
Wehubit finances five digital solutions for Climate Smart Agriculture

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.

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