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Press Officer
Delphine Van Durme
delphine.vandurme@enabel.be
0032.478.16.02.83
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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26
May
2021
Fifty years of cooperation between Niger and Belgium

Niamey - 26 May 2021 | Belgium and Niger are celebrating fifty years of cooperation this year. On the occasion of that anniversary, a Belgian delegation was received by the newly elected president of Niger and Enabel opened the new hospital of Gothèye to the west of Niamey. 

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20
May
2021
A new ambition for European development cooperation

Brussels, 20 May 2021 | The Practitioners Network is holding its yearly General Assembly today and tomorrow at the Egmont Palace in Brussels. The Belgian agency Enabel and the Luxembourg agency LuxDev ensured the presidency of the network over the past 12 months.

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20
May
2021
Fighting poor quality health products in times of Covid-19 and beyond: the need for a multi-stakeholder approach

20 May 2021 | On 17 May 2021, Belgium sponsored an event where speakers from academia and regulatory authorities in Africa stressed the importance of addressing substandard or falsified medicines through both regulation and law enforcement.

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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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