and coordinated from the Leipzig University.
The joint project seeks to introduce entrepreneurship promotion as a cross-cutting issue into existing sustainability and biodiversity programmes at our partner universities in Uganda and Benin. The project partners are Leipzig University (Germany), Makerere University (Uganda) and IRGIB Africa University (Benin).
With this approach, this project enriches the AGEA network with an exciting and vital field of action. The project was developed against the background of two significant challenges in our globalized world:
- High unemployment rates due to a lack of meaningful jobs for highly qualified people in the partner countries;
- The threat to the rich biodiversity of the countries involved. Critical factors threatening biodiversity are linked to unsustainable business models.
We see the need to enable knowledgeable young scholars to develop better business models for people to benefit from their rich biodiversity sustainably. The core of the project is curricula development and capacity development among trainers at our partner universities.
Through the idea challenge held in 2020, exciting ideas from young scholars in Benin and Uganda were shared, and we will continue working to facilitate such ideas further.For more information: Robert Meyer (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Willing to address the problems surrounding employability among Tunisian graduates to support University-Business-Partnerships between higher education institutions and business partners in Germany and developing countries, the project partners of VOITURE aim to bundle forces and know-how to support Tunisian universities to prepare their graduates for entering the labour market after completing their studies.
VOITURE contributes to African Entrepreneurship through:
- Organizing Summer Schools with students from Tunisian and German Universities
- Organizing Idea competitions
- Financing prototype development of promising ideas and committed teams
For more information: www.voiture-project.com
Be part of a German Start-up Team!
Promising Start-up ideas from German universities are often looking for IT-experts for collaborative designing and development of initial (first) prototypes. However, finding these needed IT specialists within their regions has proven to be a challenge.
For more information on the German teams and the profiles of the experts they are interested in, please contact Christian Hauke (email@example.com)