Collins Agoro, a Kenyan participant from the Afrika Kommt Programme, shared with us during an interview about the Programme and working in Germany.
He shared with us how he got to know about the programme, the requirements, the structure of the programme and the benefits geared towards back in Africa. Collins has a Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.), Industrial and Textile Engineering, Moi University (Kenya) Advanced Certification in Petroleum Engineering, Eastern Hemisphere Education Centre (Dubai) International Diploma in Computer Engineering, Nairobi Institute of Computer Science (Kenya).
Collins is currently working for B. Braun Deutschland, a pharmaceutical company here in Germany. He is involved in a project called Track and Trace in Pharmaceuticals which prevents the entry of counterfeit medication into a legal supply chain by ensuring end to end visibility. Collins is the Project Manager for the EU implementation. Read more about Collins experience through the Africa Kommt Programme and his engagement with B. Braun Deutschland.
About Afrika Kommt Programme
Nineteen of Germany’s leading businesses have committed themselves to a common cause. In 2008, they launched the AFRIKA KOMMT! initiative for economic and capacity development. The programme trains young, future managers from Sub-Saharan Africa on-site with German companies. The main idea behind the initiative is to create a win-win-situation for the programme participants and the partnering companies. Thus, the initiative lays the foundation stone for sustainable economic cooperation with Africa and aims at forming stable cooperative partnerships for the future.
After 10 successful programme years, the results are very positive: Some of the participating companies have decided to host more than one AFRIKA KOMMT! participant since the third year. Former participants continue to pass along their knowledge and experience in their home-countries and more than two thirds of the participants of the previous programme year now work in the branch office of their respective partner company in Africa.