Global Gateway projects

Learn about the Global Gateway business opportunities supported by Team Finland.

Several major projects have already been launched or are being developed under the Global Gateway strategy. On this page, Finnpartnership presents latest information about projects that Team Finland has screened and where there is a particular demand for Finnish companies.

Check out the projects below and contact us if you find interesting opportunities for your company. Finnpartnership’s Global Gateway campaign enables Finnish companies to receive Business Partnership Support and tailormade advice on how to take advantage and get involved in EU procurements and investments.

For more information about our campaign, click here. If you cannot find a suitable opportunity from the links below, all Team Europe projects under the Global Gateway strategy can be found here. If you find opportunities that interest your company, please contact us and we will try to help you with the next steps.


If your company is interested in international tenders, you can find information about them on the DevelopmentAid portal. The Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland is offering all Finnish SMEs free access to the DevelopmentAid website which includes information about tenders and grants, donors, tender organisers and potential partners. The service is valid for one year and gives Finnish SMEs an unlimited access to the site and its services. If you would like to get access to it, please contact us.


Contact us

Julian Blom, Global Gateway Project Lead

julian.blom(at), puh. 040 531 6537


Tam Nguyen, Regional Coordinator – Asia

tam.nguyen(at), mobile: +84(0)766645488


Experts in teacher training needed
  • Project: Regional Teachers’ Initiative for Africa
  • Funded and implemented by: Team Europe

In early 2023, the European Commission launched a Regional Teachers’ Initiative in Africa. Through the project, the European Union will invest around €100 million in education in Africa. The project aims to improve the quality of education in sub-Saharan Africa by focusing on improving teachers’ working conditions and teacher training. The challenges can be many: the profession of teaching can be unattractive, teachers lack professional development opportunities, resources, competences or support in their work, and initial teacher training may be insufficient in scope or quality.

Finland is actively involved in the project together with France, Germany and Belgium. The Finnish National Agency for Education and in particular the Finnish Centre of expertise in Education and Development (FinCEED) are involved in the design of the project. The Regional Teachers’ Initiative for Africa project will open up opportunities for Finnish organisations that have carried out teacher training projects or done research on teacher training.

Call for proposals for the various projects within the Regional Teachers’ Initiative will open next year. Finnpartnership’s Business Partnership Support enables Finnish organisations to look for potential partners or launch pilot projects already before the call for proposals, providing support and better chances for Finnish actors to participate in the Regional Teachers’ Initiative.

Kenya: Finnish vocational schools and training consultants needed for GIZ training project
  • Project: Youth Employment and Vocational Training Project (TVET)
  • Funded by: the Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs and the German Ministry for Development Cooperation
  • Partners: Ministry of Education of Kenya, Finnish National Agency for Education (FinCEED)
  • Implementation: GIZ (German Development Agency)

Youth unemployment is an acute challenge in Kenya as around 80% of the unemployed are between 15 and 34 years old. Although many young people complete training programmes at public vocational education and training schools (TVET), they often cannot find adequate jobs after the training. Finland and Germany are working together with Kenya on the Youth Employment and Vocational Training Project. The aim is to increase youth employment by supporting Kenyan actors to provide industry-oriented vocational training in close cooperation with the private sector. Finland and Germany are co-financing the project with around €15 million and Kenya with around €2.5 million.

The project is now looking for Finnish vocational schools and training consultants to support the work of GIZ. There are outsourcing opportunities, for example, in the area of vocational school training, including developing modern teaching methods and national gender policies. For current and future calls for tender, please visit the GIZ website: Vergabemarktplatz GIZ | Projekte

You can also find more information on the project on the Finnpartnership website.

Namibia: opportunities for cooperation in green hydrogen production
  • Project: Inclusive Green Growth – Tsau //Khaeb National Park (HyphenSCDI)
  • Funded and implemented by: Team Europe, Hyphen Hydrogen Energy (Hyphen), Germany

Part of Team Europe’s “Inclusive Green Growth” project, German company Hyphen is investing €10 billion in Namibia to produce green hydrogen from wind and solar power. The project is part of a larger Team Europe project to develop access to renewable energy in Namibia. There is a demand for Finnish expertise, particularly in energy and water sectors. You can find more information on the project website.

With several Team Europe initiatives taking place in Namibia, EU-Namibia Business Forum will also be organised in late spring. In addition, the Namibian Chamber of Mines will organise Mining Expo at the end of August. Finland is planning a possible delegation visit to Namibia at the same time.

Namibia: support for the procurement of critical raw materials
  • Project: Inclusive Green Growth
  • Funded and implemented by: Team Europe

Part of Team Europe’s “Inclusive Green Growth” initiative, the project aims to promote responsible sourcing of critical raw materials and sustainable investment throughout the value chain. The project provides good opportunities for Finnish companies working in mining and water sectors. You can find more information about European Commission’s and Namibia’s strategic partnership here and Memorandum of Understanding here.

With several Team Europe initiatives taking place in Namibia, EU-Namibia Business Forum will also be organised in late spring. In addition, the Namibian Chamber of Mines will organise Mining Expo at the end of August. Finland is planning a possible delegation visit to Namibia at the same time.

Uganda: business and investment opportunities in several sectors

In Uganda several sectors, including infrastructure, mining, health and energy, are providing opportunities for investment and partnerships. Uganda Investment Authority (UIA) has issued a report of bankable projects in the country which gives an overview of how each sector has developed in the recent years.

For example in the minerals sector, companies have developed viable investment projects and are currently looking for partnerships to implement them. In the health sector, the Government of Uganda through the Ministry of Health is seeking private sector investment to increase energy supply in the low rural electrified areas, and to renovate and equip selected hospitals.

For the tourism sector, there has been identified several priority projects to be handled by both public and private sector entities. These include for example establishing the Lake Victoria Tourism circuit to enhance tourism activities and experiences around Entebbe for both domestic and regional visitors, and the construction of Hoima International Airport to essentially support the development and operation of the oil refinery as well as development and production of upstream oil.

Companies focused on digital services and products needed for global digitalisation projects
  • Project: Data Governance in Sub-Saharan Africa (part of D4D Hub initiative)
  • Funded and implemented by: Team Europe

The Data Governance in Sub-Saharan Africa project aims to strengthen policy governance for personal and other data and to promote the transfer of data across borders to support business in Africa. It also focuses on promoting partnerships for green and secure data infrastructure investments. The project is part of the larger D4D Hub initiative, which brings together digitalisation projects. Finland is participating in the preparation of the project together with Belgium, France, Germany, Estonia and the European Commission.


Indonesia: Opportunities for development of the new capital Nusantara

Indonesia is planning to move its capital from Jakarta to a new city named Nusantara in East Kalimantan by 2024.  The new capital is expected to relieve pressure on Jakarta, with the aim to build a smart, high tech and green metropolis, run on renewable energy. At the same time, this project will require a huge investment capacity from Indonesia’s government and international communities.

The government of Indonesia is enhancing its collaboration with different international organisations, DFIs and governments, including Finnish government and the Team Finland organisations. Team Finland, including Business Finland, has organised several events to introduce Finnish technologies to the government of Indonesia. The development of Nusantara will welcome international companies in different sectors, such as education, connectivity, health, digitalisation, energy, housing, technology, financial center and development, as well as waste management.

If you are interested to learn more about the process and collaboration opportunities, please contact Tam Nguyen: