The project seeks to empower the technical, entrepreneurial and vocational education and training (TEVET) sector and its capacity to match the economy’s need for professionals through improvement of equitable and gender-balanced TEVET.
MEPE Project Phase I is a Government of Malawi project implemented with financial support from the European Union under the European Development Fund (EDF). The financial support is channeled through the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) Adjustment Facility (CAF). The CAF provides support to COMESA Fund Member States to make the necessary fiscal, economic and social adjustments that are needed for succesful regional integration.
The European Commission has set out its ambitions for a comprehensive and innovative partnership between Africa and the EU called the Africa-Europe Alliance for Sustainable Investments and Jobs. This includes a renewed determination to boost investment for job creation and to strengthen the role of the private sector.
The EU-AU Digital Economy Task Force (the DETF) will work on four complementary areas:
The overall objective is to enhance the production and competitiveness of cooperatives and SME clusters in the edible oil, leather products, and textile and garment industries in the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) region and beyond.
This third progress report presents highlights of operational developments in the European Union's (EU) external assistance concerned with nutrition and provides updates on progress towards its two commitments in nutrition :
- to support partner countries in reducing the number of stunted children under the age of five by at least 7 million by 2025
- to ensure the allocation of EUR 3.5 billion between 2014 and 2020 to improve nutrition in developing countries.