One example is the “Moving Rwanda” project with Volkswagen, Siemens, SAP and Inros Lackner focusing on environmentally friendly mobility concepts.

With the initiative “Make-IT”, together with enterprises and networks of the German digital industry, the BMZ is promoting the digital start-up community e.g. in Kenya, Rwanda, Nigeria, Ghana und Tunisia.

During Germany’s G20 Presidency in 2017, the BMZ launched the “#eSkills4Girls Initiative”, the aim of which is to promote the education and employment prospects for girls and women in a digitised world – together with partners from politics, business, research and civil society.

In the initiative “Digital Centres”, technical knowhow, academic IT knowledge and digital entrepreneurship are combined under one roof. The Digital Centres are a first port of call for those entering professions in the field and founders seeking to develop creative digital solutions and business models and are to support African governments in establishing structures and capacities for the development, implementation and dissemination of digital solutions.