Welcome to the Shared Value Lab Africa

  • We are facing unprecedented complex situations e.g. migration, implications of the climate crisis etc. all of which call for the best ways of mastering them.  For the best possible response to these challenges the synergy of talents, resources, innovation, digitalization and the passion and commitment to facing them must go hand in hand.
  • Our Lab focuses on Africa because in Africa it is not business as usual. Africa needs partnerships based on Trust, Respect and Transparency. I have learned that Africa cares about their people, the planet and peace. Sharing the values of all the members of this Lab will create employability and entrepreneurship for African citizens, as well as profitability to those who wish to invest there. Co-creating knowledge adjusted to an African environment, together with education in sustainability, will support their sustainability goals contributing to a more just, inclusive and eventually, peaceful world.
  • Our Lab is a symbiosis between society, economy and educational cooperation. The African saying ‘If you want to go fast….go alone; if you want to go far….go together' sums up our Lab. Regardless if you are a company wishing to invest in Africa, an African company wishing to invest in Europe, a university, a vocational educational institution or a young person who wishes to change his/her future, please come and join us in this dynamic adventure. We all have something to offer and something to gain: this is what I call a reciprocal win-win situation.



Prof. Dr. Dolores Sanchez Bengoa 

Vice-president for International Relations



Upcoming events

Real Corp Conference Mannheim

About Us

  • Our vision: To focus on people and corporate development
  • Our mission: To give people a local success perspective through education, business creation and employability opportunities based on a reciprocal commitment
  • Values
    • Trust, Sustainability, Commitment, Agility, Synergy, Innovation, Authenticity, Equality, Inclusion, Transparency, Enjoyment
  • Objectives
    • Financial purpose : Create a pool of German and European global companies supporting educational and training programs for employability and starts-ups in Africa. European companies need a well-trained and well educated African work force to work in their companies/corporations.
    • Synergistic purpose : The Lab is a platform for global networking, using synergies between the members/companies (co-creation of knowledge, knowledge transfer, internships, employability, start-ups and trade).
    • Educational purpose : The Lab is a provider of education and training for international, sustainable entrepreneurship and employability education.

Partners and Sponsors


  • Market research
  • Expatriate training programs
  • Staff training directly in Africa or in Germany
  • Inhouse Consultancy
  • Programme Certification
  • Academic Programmes
  • Local network

Benefits for Companies

  • Well trained staff
  • Complementary product portfolio
  • Time saving and lowered costs
  • Lobbyism/corporate diplomacy
  • Synergy from the networks
  • Response to local market needs
  • Increase image
  • Positive contribution to society or being perceived as a local citizen
  • Role model for other companies
  • Relationships deeper than for economic purpose only


  • Trade with German and international companies
  • EU project support for competences development
  • Investors
  • Business angels
  • Donors
  • Scholarships


National or International Professionals 

  • Trainers
  • Professors
  • Lecturers
  • Executives

Our professors, trainers and executives have significant pedagogical skills that enhance the quality of teaching and training.  All our educators have a combination of academic and practitioners' knowledge which guarantee the maximum applicability of knowledge to practice. The executives we collaborate with are industry professionals that share their vast experience and knowledge with us.


Short programs, certificates and diplomas

  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Leadership
  • Digital Transformation
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Smart Cities
  • Psychology

The duration and methodology of all programs are adapted to the needs of the company or educational institution.

Click here to see all courses/modules.

Forms of Teaching

  • Presence
  • Online
  • Hybrid

Our methods offer various different ways of participating in the courses which provide flexibility for the participant and the companies taking part.



The University of Applied Management Studies in cooperation with the Tunisian German Business School offered a very relevant program. The Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Sustainable Management with a focus on International Management (sector-neutral) is suitable for managers and engineers from different industrial segments or with economics, technical or science backgrounds.


Enhancement of the Egyptian Dual System - Upskilling vocational training personnel in the dual system

  • Leading partner: Internationaler Bund ; Consortium partner - Particip GmbH, European Association of Vocational Training Providers (EVBB) ; Implementing partner in Egypt - International Center for Training and Quality of Services (CTQS), Misr El-Kheir Foundation (MEK)
  • The objective of the project : To increase the number of trainees in a dual education and training programme of appropriate quality.
  • The project is part of the infrastructure program, which is being implemented to avoid the causes of people fleeing and to integrate refugees and migrants in the Middle East and Africa.
  • The project focuses on Egyptian training in occupations with high employment potential: the clothing industry; metal, in particular production, as well as maintenance and servicing; electrical engineering; office and administration.


Promotion of Vocational Education and Training (ProVET) II

  • INTEGRATION International Management Consultants GmbH and Internationaler Bund (IB)
  • The objective: The Namibian TVET system is increasingly geared towards the needs of the labor market.
  • Interventions cover the entirety of Namibia.
  • The project is arranged into three fields of activity to achieve the module objective:
  • The first field of activity strengthens the capacities of selected public and private TVET providers to hold training courses geared to the needs of the labor market.
  • The second field of activity provides public stakeholders with advice on improving core elements of the Namibian TVET system with regards to the strategic plan drawn up by the Namibia Training Authority (NTA) and overarching national strategies.
  • The third field of activity promotes the establishment of a training hub made up of three existing vocational training centers (VTCs) in northern Namibia since July 2016, within the parameters of EU combined financing.


Promoting Youth Employment in Rural Areas

  • Internationaler Bund (IB) and CIDE Canada, CIDE Maroc
  • The objective of the project : To improve the employment situation of young women and men in selected provinces of the regions Fès‐Meknès and Béni Mellal‐Khénifra.
  • Three areas of activity:
  • Supporting the implementation of labor market instruments.
  • Implementation of technical short‐term trainings
  • Developing the capacity of technical trainers with a focus on soft skills
  • Building the capacity of EOP (Espace Orientation Professionelle) advisors on entrepreneurship services
  • Evaluation of employment impacts using tracer studies.
  • Crosscutting tasks 
  • Documentation and knowledge management 
  • Monitoring and Evaluation 
  • Reporting 

Partner Africa - Project Education and Employment „Altazir“

  • BvBBI and Internationaler Bund (IB)
  • The objective of the project: the employability of Moroccan youth is improved by increasing the involvement of the business sector in vocational training. Selected Moroccan business associations and their members actively participate in a practice-oriented design of vocational training.
  • The direct impact of the project: the employability of Moroccan youth is increased through a more practice-based orientation of vocational training with greater involvement of business associations and companies, especially from the agro-industrial sector.


Rehabilitation of Technical and Vocational Education and Training

  • The project is a sub-component of an overall GIZ programme with the objective of: "The supply of skilled Somali workers is better able to meet the demand of the labor market in selected regions of Somalia".
  • The contribution of the project to the work and objectives of the programme will be implemented through activities in three main areas:
  • Development of capacity and support for the establishment of 3 model TVET centers in Garowe (Puntland), Hargeisa (Somaliland) and Kismayo (Jubbaland).
  • Career guidance activities to promote vocational training as a worthwhile alternative for Somali youth and to contribute to the sustainable dissemination of new skills and experiences
  • Awareness raising activities and public relations work to sensitize private companies, government institutions, parents and young people to the benefits and necessity of the vocational training offered. This should contribute to the model centers becoming nodes for youth promotion and the development of vocational training beyond the selected regions.

Côte d'Ivoire

Vocational training in renewable energies and energy efficiency

  • The objective of the project: to introduce electrical sector trainees at two vocational schools in Jacqueville and Korhogo in the Côte d'Ivoire to the topic of renewable energies, especially solar/photovoltaic, by means of awareness-raising measures; to strengthen their personal and professional skills through a life skills and sport for development (S4D) approach.
  • The project contribution to the objectives is realized through the following activities:
  • Conception and realization of a virtual reality video to illustrate Tunisian best practice solar/photovoltaic installations for the Ivorian trainees
  • One day preparation/training of teachers/trainers to actively participate in awareness-raising activities for trainees
  • Four-day awareness-raising measures in the field of renewable energies (solar/photovoltaics) and life skills/sport for development (S4D) per vocational school