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Cooperation

Your benefits

Property 1 Business Development Themelight

Simplified Market Entry or Business Development

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Public/Political Visibility and Credibility in Partner Countries

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Financial Support with commitment on both sides

How to cooperate

Innovation Challenges

Goal: Identifying and training local digital solutions 
(in e.g. circular economy, govtech, digital skills and education)

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Project Example
Atos ICT4Inclusion Challenge

Increasing access to inclusive learning and education offers in African partner countries.


  • 200 and more teams
    submitted solutions
  • 10 Teams
    were selected for a 2- week virtual Bootcamp
  • 3 winning teams
    received 3-month mentorship programs at Atos
Property 1 Disability Themelight

Shaping inclusive education for people with disabilities.

Property 1 Glases Themelight

Smart reading glasses that convert texts to audio for visually impaired users.

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ICT4Inclusion Challange

We learn new things daily and this is definitely how we grow. Getting to meet new people from other parts of the world talking about various assistive technology solutions and seeing how they apply technology in their own context is something that is very much beneficial to me.

Team Vinsighte
Winner of the ICT4Inclusion Challenger

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How to cooperate

Accelerator Programmes

Goal: Accelerating existing business models & scaling digital solutions 
(in e.g. digital health, digital agriculture, green & climate tech)

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Project Example
Airbus Africa4Future Accelerator

#Africa4Future was a joint accelerator program by Airbus BizLab and Make-IT in Africa to support upcoming entrepreneurs in the field of aerospace technologies.


  • 20 African Tech Start-ups
    improved their business sustainability.
  • Startups showcasing
    their pitches across Europe and Africa
How to cooperate

Empowering People

Goal: Finding the right talent while upskilling the local workforce, making them future job ready, bringing people into employment, raising awareness on digital literacy

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Project Example
Orange Digital Centers

  • 14 countries
    in Africa & Middle East
  • 20.000 young people
    are trained in digital skills
  • 8.000
    job and internship opportunities
  • 12 week training program
    from AWS on cloud computing
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Empowering People

In our Orange Digital Centers, we not only provide youngsters, girls and boys with ICT readiness trainings, but we also support them in building their capacities, with a focus on soft skills training.

Asma Ennaifer
Executive Director CSR & Communication Programme Director ‘Orange Digital Center’ at Orange Middle East and Africa.

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Our support process

Step by step from Project Idea to Implementation.

Process 1

Project ideation

Process 2

Cooperation Formats & Modalities

Process 3

Design of Concept Note 

Process 4

Feasibility Checks

Process 5

Fine Tuning

Process 6

Cooperation Agreement

Process 7

Implementation

About Make-IT Alliance

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH implements this project on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

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