Skills Development 2017-11-20T09:55:49+00:00

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Soft Is The New Hard

Think about it. Which dentist would you prefer – the one who does a good job, and is kind and empathetic to your pain, or the one who also does a good job, but doesn’t seem to care that he is hurting you? If times are lean, and you are forced to lay off an employee due to lack of [...]

Integrating Africa’s Workforce

by Dr. Mthuli Ncube former Chief Economist and Vice President African Development Bank We have all seen the news reports about unskilled African workers and economic migrants desperately attempting to make their way to Europe, in overcrowded and unsafe vessels, risking their lives in the quest for a better life. We have also read about the significant streams of irregular [...]

7 Skills Every Young African Should Have

The World Economic Forum Africa (WEF Africa) has identified seven skills that, on the one hand, are in great demand from the perspective of African employers, and on the other hand, are in short supply among young African entrants to the workforce.  A focus on these seven skills by educational institutions, workforce training programs, and workers themselves, will play a [...]

Workforce in Africa

  Please join us on a photo journey that explores interesting factoids about workers in West, East and Southern Africa.

Africa Innovation Centre – An Innovation In Itself

Workforce development does not only apply to unskilled workers. Scientists, technologists, and researchers need to have the resources to develop their skills, and a platform for experimentation and collaboration in order to fulfill their career ambitions, and solve important problems for which their education trained them. Africans with science and technology education have had limited opportunities to employ their [...]

Art, Culture and Workforce Development

Storytelling. Musical concerts. Art museums. Traditional dance performances. Crafts markets. Workforce development. Which one of the above doesn’t fit?  According to a report recently published by the United Nations, they all fit together seamlessly; arts and culture is an unappreciated form of creating sustainable jobs in cities around the world, and especially in Africa.  UNESCO, [...]

4 Dynamic STEM Education Programmes In Africa

As you know, STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Development experts throughout the globe have grasped onto the acronym as shorthand for the education, training and workforce development policies that will yield the greatest dividends for any country, developed or emerging. For example, the United States spends approximately $500 billion on research and development per year, about [...]

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GE at Work in 8 African Countries

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GE has been operating in Angola since 1967. Today, GE employs more than 500 people in businesses spanning across key sectors including oil and gas, power and water, rail transportation, energy connections and Healthcare.

GE has been collaborating with the Angolan government and other players in the private sector to help the country achieve its Vision 2025 goals. This collaboration has helped Angola explore a variety of opportunities, from new ways to generate power to modernizing the transportation sector. [Read More]

Since 1945, GE has been building, moving, curing and powering Ethiopia. Key businesses in the country include aviation, power distribution, healthcare, and financial services. In January 2014, GE and the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development signed a multi-sector MOU to jointly develop projects in the aviation, healthcare, power and transportation sectors of Ethiopia.   [Read More]
GE works in Ghana to support economic growth through infrastructure development especially in the power, healthcare and transport sectors. GE is working with Ghana’s leaders on plans to develop the critical infrastructure needed for continued energy management in the country. [Read More]
Since 2011, GE Africa’s Sub-Saharan Headquarters has been located in Nairobi. The headquarters is now home to over 140 employees. GE is committed to supporting Kenya in realizing its Vision 2030 goals. In 2012, GE signed a landmark Memorandum of Understanding agreement with the government to develop projects in key sectors, including power and healthcare. [Read More]
GE is focused on business development and building Mozambique’s future through key investments in a wide variety of industries including; Oil & Gas, Transportation and Energy Management. Committed to growing in Mozambique, GE has continued to make significant investments in the country’s Human capital. [Read More]
GE has been operating in Nigeria for over 40 years, with businesses spanning a number of key sectors including aviation, power generation, oil and gas, healthcare, and transportation. In the past three years, there has been a renewed focus on the country with an eye on new service facilities and employment of more local talent to expand the company’s capabilities.  [Read More]
GE’s first overseas office outside of the USA was opened in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1898. In support of sanctions imposed against the apartheid system of governance, the company disinvested in South Africa in the late 1970s. GE re-invested in South Africa in the 1990s in support of rebuilding a new democratic South Africa. [Read More]
GE has been operating in Tanzania since 2013 and is currently working to supply Tanzania Railways with 58 locomotives to further develop oil and gas and mining operations. GE has been a key player In Tanzania’s power sector working together with the Tanzania Electricity Power company (TANESCO) and a number of power producers to boost electricity generation in the country. [Read More]
ge at work in africa

GE first started operating in Sub-Saharan Africa over 100 years ago. However in 2011, we decided to renew our focus to meet Africa’s current and future needs. Our footprint in sub-Saharan Africa now consists of over 2600 employees, revenues of about $3.3 billion dollars (2015) and operations in 33 countries. GE’s main operations in SSA are in Nigeria, South Africa, Angola, Ghana, Mozambique and Kenya where its SSA Headquarters is located.

A key partner in supporting SSA’s socio-economic growth, GE operates in the Oil & gas, power, transportation, healthcare, renewables, energy connections and aviation sectors.

Partnership with Governments and local companies form a very important part of GE’s growth in SSA. We have signed MOUs with the Governments of several countries such as Nigeria, Kenya, Angola and Ghana to develop infrastructure projects, including sustainable energy solutions, providing efficient and reliable transportation as well as improving access to quality healthcare. These MOUs involve significant investments in creating jobs and human capital development.

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