Welcome to the Shared Value Lab Africa

• We are facing unprecedented complex situations which needs the best mastering of it.  To respond to these challenges the unity of talents, resources, innovation, digitalization and the passion and commitment for it must go hand in hand.

• Our Lab focuses on Africa, because Africa is not business as usual. Africa needs partnerships based on Trust, Respect and Transparency. I learned that Africa cares about their people, the planet and for peace. Sharing the value of all the members of this Lab will create employability and entrepreneurship for African citizens, and profitability to those who wish to invest there. Co-creating knowledge adjusted to African environment together with a sustainable education will support their sustainability goals contributing to a more just, inclusive and finally  peaceful world.

• Our Lab is a symbiosis between society, economy and educational alliance. The African saying ‘If you want to go fast….go alone; if you want to go far….go together applies to 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 their future join us in this dynamic adventure. We all have something to offer and something to benefit from, this is what I call reciprocal win.

Abous us

  •  Our vision: Give people a local success perspective through education, business creation and employability opportunities based on a reciprocal commitment

  • Our mission: IB-HDWM mission: The focus on people’s and corporate’s development

  • Objectives

    • Financial purpose : Create a pool of German / European  companies supporting educational and training programs for employability and starts-ups in Africa. European companies need well trained and educated African work force to work in their companies/co-operations.
    • 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 an educational and trainer provider for international, sustainable entrepreneurship and employability education.
  • Values
    • Trust, Sustainability, Commitment, Agility, Synergy, Innovation, Authenticity, Equality, Inclusion, Transparency, Enjoyment

Partners and Supporters

Benefits for companies and educational institutions

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


  • Market research
  • Expatriates training programs
  • Staff training directly in Africa or Germany
  • Access to local knowledge market
  • Local network


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


National or International professionals

  • Trainers
  • Professors
  • Lecturers

Programs & Forms of Teaching

Short programs, Certificates and Diplomas

  • Health management
  • Digital literacy, capacity building in Technology , Artificial intelligence, Data analytics
  • Sustainable management; ICT in education
  • Risk/disaster management; Smart cities; Cyber security
  • Corporate resilience management
  • Security management; protecting intellectual property rights
  • Entrepreneurship, Logistics management
  • Basic courses in finance, banking
  • Online marketing
  • Female entrepreneurship; Gender equality
  • Money Laundering
  • International Currencies
  • Renewable energies
  • Management and Psychology
  • Critical thinking and problem solving
  • Presentation skills
  • Organization of a kindergarten
  • Green skills, Quality standards-control


Burkina Faso

PRO-Child, Implementing child rights

  • Internationaler Bund (IB) and AMBERO Consulting
  • The objective of the overall programme of GIZ was to strengthen the national system to protect children from trafficking, the worst forms of child labor and gender-related violence (child marriage, forced marriage and female genital mutilation).
  • In the intervention zones the programme provided training for staff of the partner ministries and in social services on issues of child rights, child protection and on psychosocial counselling for children who are the victims of violence and exploitation.
  • The programme supported municipalities with integrating measures to protect children into their municipal action plans. As the main target group, children were actively involved in the process of setting up child protection activities.
  • Parents, children and members of the municipalities are given information on available counselling and support services


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 : The number of trainees in a dual education and training programme of appropriate quality is increased.
  • The project is part of the infrastructure program, which is being implemented to avoid flight causes and to integrate refugees and migrants in the Middle East and Africa.
  • The project focuses on Egyptian training 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 will strengthen 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 has promoted 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 : 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:
  • Support the implementation of labor market instruments.
  • Implementation of technical short‐term trainings
  • Capacity development of technical trainers with a focus on soft skills
  • Capacity building 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 


Rehabilitation of Technical and Vocational Education and Training

  • The project is a sub-component of an overall GIZ programme with the overall objective: "The supply of Somali skilled 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:
  • Capacity development 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.


Partner Africa - Project Education and Employment „Altazir“

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

Côte d'Ivoire

Vocational training in renewable energies and energy efficiency

  • The objective of the project: introduce trainees in the electrical sector at the two vocational schools in Jacqueville and Korhogo in Côte d'Ivoire to the topic of renewable energies, especially solar/photovoltaic, by means of awareness-raising measures and to strengthen their personal and professional skills through a life skills and sport for development approach.
  • The project contribution to the objectives of the programme is realized by 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


  • Partners
  • - In Ruanda: Rubengera Technical Campus (RTC), IPRC Kitabi, Rwanda Wood Value Chain Association (RWCA)
  • - In Deutschland: Fingerhaus, Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen (THM), Bundesbildungszentrum des Zimmerer- und Ausbaugewerbes (BUBIZA)
  • The objective of the project: create human resource and competence development through education and training for skilled workers in the field of planning, production and assembly for climate-neutral, load-bearing timber constructions according to international standards in Rwanda.
  • Project outcomes:
  • RTC and IPRC Kitabi together with RWVCA are empowered to provide more digital and practical training for the wood sector.
  • In close cooperation with enterprises, innovative training measures in various formats with direct practical relevance are implemented at the participating TVET institutions.
  • With the support of the project partners, Rwandan SMEs in the value-added timber industry have implemented high-quality product and process innovations adapted to the local market.