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STePP Industrial Vocational Training Programme in Africa

STePP Industrial Vocational Training Programme in Africa

Transferring Japan’s sustainable technology to Africa

UNIDO ITPO Tokyo has launched the “Industrial Vocational Training Programme in Africa through Technology Transfer from Japan”, funded by Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI). The programme aims to provide training to local engineers and technicians in Africa (Ethiopia, Morocco, South Africa, and Uganda) on technologies from Japanese companies that contribute to sustainable development and disseminate the newly acquired knowledge within their home countries.

Be-A Japan, Ebara Corporation, ITOCHU Corporation, Hinode Sangyo Co., Ltd., Kaiho Industry Co., Ltd. were selected as the 5 companies to cooperate in this programme. The participating companies were chosen from the companies that have registered their technologies onto UNIDO ITPO Tokyo’s “Sustainable Technology Promotion Platform (STePP)”.


The project period is from May 2023 to March 2025, and will be implemented in two major phases.

  1. In Phase 1, instructors from the four countries are invited to Japan, where each selected company conducts training-of-trainers (ToT) activities relevant to their technology.
  2. In Phase 2, the instructors return to their home countries and share the skills they acquired in Japan with local engineers and technicians in their home countries.

List of target countries, technologies, and companies in this project 

Country Technology to be transferred Company
Ethiopia Female sanitary shorts sewing techniques Be-A Japan
ITOCHU Corporation
Morocco Decentralized wastewater treatment system with microbubble generators Hinode Sangyo
South Africa Pump technology for sustainable water distribution Ebara Corporation
Uganda Environmentally friendly automobile recycling technology Kaiho Industry


Visit the following country projects for more details              

Ethiopia Morocco South Africa Uganda


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