Hermosa Life Tours and Travel is the best tour operator in Rwanda of the year 2018 according to the country’s Chamber of Tourism. The company received advice from PUM expert Paul van Hek at the end of last year. Paul: “Part of the reason why Hermosa won this award is because of their involvement in wildlife conservation and the education of young people on this matter.”
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Parakou, Benin - On January 14th 2019 PUM signed an agreement to cooperate intensively with two partners: the Institut Universitair des Sciences Economique et Biologiques Appliques (IUSEBA, former ESCG)) and Hospital Saint Jean de Dieu de Boko. This agreement is a good example of the approach of PUM to stimulate sustainable development by a train-the-trainer approach in the health care sector.
A well-educated workforce is essential for sustainable economic development. An important challenge in this respect is the connection of vocational training to the needs of employers in the labour market, so that young people can find work more easily. PUM offers support to vocational education and training institutions in close collaboration with the business sector in developing countries and emerging markets.
One of PUM’s ambitions is to intensify the cooperation with Dutch companies by sending their employees on advisory missions: so called Corporate Volunteering. Achmea, one of the largest health insurance companies in the Netherlands, was very interested in this cooperation. In November, a first joint advisory mission took place in Bangladesh.
PUM has been involved for several years in helping the John Fisher Teacher Trainings Institute (JFTTI) in Northern Uganda. JFTTI strives to give ICT education to its students, and teach specialized ICT courses to further groups of students.
With a unique climate, Zimbabwe is able to deliver fruits and vegetables to the international markets at a time when other countries cannot supply. Zimbabwe can supply peas in spring and summer, blueberries in October, and stone fruit and avocados earlier than its neighbour country South Africa.
The Hague, 8 November 2018 – Dick Ernste was appointed CEO of PUM Netherlands senior experts on November 1st. With 1800 volunteer experts, PUM works on the sustainable growth of the SME sector in developing countries and emerging markets.
IOM the Netherlands and PUM Netherlands senior experts together aim to encourage the Ghanaian and Ethiopian diasporas residing in the Netherlands to engage themselves, as entrepreneurs, for the development of the private sector in their respective home countries. The collaboration aims to support the diaspora to act as agent of change by transferring knowledge and skills, and investing in existing businesses or starting their own business, thereby promoting economic growth in their country of origin.