All success stories

All success stories

Success stories illustrate concrete examples of the Africa-EU Partnership in action. Use the drop-down menu to find stories by area of cooperation or country, or browse through the most recently uploaded stories below.

African Virtual Campus - technology in action

A network of fully operational e-learning centres is being set up across Africa, giving the continent the capacity to train up large numbers of teachers in the fields of science, engineering and technology. Where traditional training methods were restricted in the number of teachers they could...

Offer young Senegalese alternatives to migration

In view of the thousands of young people braving the sea in 2007, a project aims at implementing a training system in order to offer alternatives to the young wanting to emigrate illegally towards Europe. The «Prevention of Illegal Emigration of non-accompanied Minors of less than 18 years-...

Mali – Project supporting food security in western Sahel (PASASO)

The project targets socio-professional organisations, cultivators, small-scale grain producers and at-risk households, especially women and children, who suffer food insecurity the most in Mali’s western Sahel. The region, a semi-arid strip of land along the border, is regularly confronted with...

New learning opportunities in Guinea-Bissau

The ADPP (Ajuda de Desenvolvimento de Povo para Povo) training school in Bissora has extended its range of training options with new courses in the fields of solar energy, water and electricity. The project aims at contributing to economic development in Guinea-Bissau by building up knowledge in...

Boosting food security in the face of soaring prices

Ensuring food security in Madagascar when the price of a staple like rice can fluctuate by 200% is a challenge that the project Improved Food Security for the Vatovavy Fitovinany Region (SAAVAFI) is tackling. By making sure that local population feels fully implicated, the project will combine...

Uganda feels benefits of water on tap

The days of walking long distances in search of clean water are now a thing of the past for most inhabitants of Mubende, Hoima and Masindi. One Hoima resident explained the change and what it means for her: “Water is no longer the need I wake up to and fall to sleep with. Once hard, life is now...

Helping rural poor through job creation

The Income Generating Public Works Programme (IGPWP), Malawi, has been set up to respond to the income needs of the rural poor through job creation. The jobs result from initiatives which stretch right across sectors such as road building, environmental protection or ensuring irrigation for...

Over 6 million people to benefit from European funds for South African water

Three European development finance partners and the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) agreed in May 2011 to finance the Mooi-Mgeni water supply project in KwaZulu-Natal. The European Investment Bank, the French Agency for Development and Germany’s KfW Entwicklungsbank (The German...

Investing in Ghana’s roads

Road transport is pivotal to Ghana’s economy, with some 97% of passenger and freight traffic travelling by road. The performance of sectors such as agriculture, education, health and industry in Ghana all therefore depend on a healthy road transport system. Investment is essential to help to make...

Adapting forestry to changing climates

Tropical forests have an important role to play – not only in providing physical buffers to drought, scorching heat, dust storms and flash floods, but also in providing livelihoods to millions of people across the globe. Safeguarding these forests, notably against the effects of climate change,...