Projects and Support Structures

Learn more about SPECTARIS' projects in the field of development cooperation

The continuously growing export rate of around 60 percent in the SPECTARIS sectors shows the importance of foreign business for the association members. In particular, medium-sized companies unlock future markets through active involvement abroad and take advantage of opportunities that open up in a globalized world. In addition to the classic instruments of foreign trade promotion, the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) offers support for companies within the framework development cooperation (DC). Thus, to access new markets and achieve sustainable economic engagement in developing and emerging countries.

SPECTARIS has also been involved as a project partner in an association partnership project with the East African Health Platform for years. 

Fabian Jäkel - the new Business Scout at SPECTARIS advises and supports our member companies on business opportunities in developing and emerging countries. Fabian was seconded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development.

The Business Scouts for Development are active in Germany and around 40 other countries. They advise German, European and local companies on the opportunities for promotion, financing and cooperation available through German and European development cooperation, facilitate networking with potential partners and initiate cooperation projects.

More information on the Business Scouts: Business Scouts for Development (

Our association partnership

SPECTARIS and the East African Health Platform have been involved in the association partnership project „Strengthening Health Access & Policies in East Africa“ (SHAPE) until 2022. With BMZ (German Federal Ministry of Economic Development and Cooperation) funding via sequa gGmbH, SPECTARIS is using its know-how to support the establishment of the EAHP as an umbrella organisation for the health sector in the countries of the East African Community (EAC). The well-networked organisation based in Arusha (Tanzania) is thus also becoming a contact for SPECTARIS members with interests in East Africa. Not least because of the EAC's efforts to unite its six member countries Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and South Sudan into a single economic area, the region with its 177 million inhabitants is becoming increasingly interesting for German companies.

More infomation on our partner EAHP: East African Health Platform, EAHP – Fostering Stronger Ties For Better Health In East Africa (