The project “German-African University Partnership Platform for the Development of Entrepreneurs and Small/Medium Enterprises” has started in 2015 in the framework of the “University-Business-Partnership programme” funded by the German Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). It is carried out by the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences in Germany (BRSU), the University of Cape Coast in Ghana (UCC) and the University of Nairobi in Kenya (UoN).
The partnership assists the African universities in increasing the employability and the entrepreneurial skills of their graduates, which ultimately promotes the development of start-ups and SMEs, and hence provides employment opportunities in Africa.
The main aim in Africa is to build capacities for practice-oriented teaching and research in the field of entrepreneurship and SME development. In Germany, BRSU wants to increase awareness for Africa’s potentials as a market and a partner.