What is the relation between youth employment and education in agriculture and migration? And how should organizations working to improve food security via employment and education programs relate to the political agenda of mitigating (international) migration? These were questions discussed during the Community of Practice Youth in food systems Meet-up on September 11, 2018. Edukans and SNV presented insights from their experiences, followed by a lively debate with organizations active in this field – aiming at creating a better understanding of the eclectic relation between job creation, better skilled and qualified youth and the root causes of migration.
The insights from both Edukans and SNV confirm that it is difficult to pinpoint to a direct effect of skills training and education on migration decisions, as there are so many influencing... Read more
Brigitte Cerfontaine, skills expert, tells us in about 3 minutes what Edukans does and shares examples of their work with Heifer in Uganda and how the AgriProFocus network in Ethiopia provides a platform for their programmes!
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Fair & Sustainable Ethiopia (fs-ethiopia.com) in collaboration with AgriProFocus, ICCO Cooperation and Edukans seek a consultant to assess and map agri-skills services in two parts of Oromia region (Arsi and West Shewa zones).
This person will be responsible to conduct a study on public and private agri-skills and agricultural extension services. The consultancy includes developing research tools, conducting field research, and reporting on results.
Key competencies sought:
- At least 5 years of working experience in the agricultural sector in Ethiopia
- Knowledge of agricultural development; vocational training or skills development expertise and familiarity with the agricultural extension service and network is a pre
- Awareness of inclusive agriculture development challenges from the perspective of women, youth and persons with disabilities.
- Excellent research and report writing skills.
- Ability to collaborate and work j... Read more
The AgriProFocus network, in close collaboration with F&BKP, facilitates the second Community of Practice (CoP) for and with professional youth from members and stakeholders! The aim is to exchange our knowledge, share experiences and jointly contribute to innovative solutions for young people to become successful entrepreneurs in the agrifood sector and to have their voices heard among decision makers.
How to “bridge the gap” between the skills of unemployed youth and the requirements for successful (self-)employment in the agrifood sector? Many interventions focus on either the supply side - improving youth skills - or the demand side - creating market and... Read more
The workshop was aimed at celebration of 10th year of DEC and sharing the Edukans developed 7-STEPS, a tested formula that builds sustainable links between the local labour market, schools and training institutions. The result? Young people gain skills through relevant and high-quality education, while employers get the highly-skilled personnel they need.
Ato Teshome Lemma the State Minister of TVET Agency also gave a brief explanation about the general situation of the TVET sector of Ethiopia. The minister also quoted our aim is to "creating coherent based TVET sector in formal and non formal ways"
At the event there were also a group discussion on the 7-steps of Edukans.
Please watch the video and read more about the steps here
Training and Education for a better future!
The growing number of unemployed youth in Africa is one of the most challenging issues we face – and that’s while African economies are growing and there is increasing demand for a skilled workforce. But how do we ensure that young people’s skills match the demand from the market?
Join the Edukans Learn4Work event and find out how we can maximize youth employment together!
We are delighted to announce that Education State Minister Teshoma Lemma will be our keynote speaker. As head of the Federal Technical and Vocational Education and Training Agency (FTVETA) he will share his view on the developments within the labour market and the education sector.
Wednesday 11 October 2017
Ghion Hotel, Addis Ababa
10.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.
Followed by a networking cocktail party until 6.00 p.m.
Morning progra... Read more
Workshop tackling youth unemployment!
• Inspiring speakers from the private sector and field of TVET
• Interactive and practical sessions to learn more about a market-driven approach
•Discussions on the seven steps of Edukans
• Networking with different stakeholders
• Meeting young people who benefit from Edukans Learn4Work projects
Spaces are limited, so please let us know via this email: firstname.lastname@example.org
if you would like to secure your place for this event.
Edukans is the development organization for education. Globally, 263 million children and young people do not go to school or they stop prematurely. Education gives children skills to build a good future. That is why we are working on better education in developing countries every day.
Aim of the job: The Programme Officer Skills contributes to the development of the skills programme in Kenya, based on the focus areas of Edukans International.
From chalk & talk to active learning, that is the summary of Edukans exchange visits for Dutch agricultural teachers. See the video on the exchange visit to Uganda in 2014: http://vimeo.com/116189744
In 2015, further exchange visits are planned for Uganda and Ethiopia. Topics include:
First thing to do: contact the national coordinator in your country! He or she can help you with developing your idea into a concrete and detailed plan, with finding suitable and capable partners, with filling out the forms, and with submitting your proposal. In short: with all the steps that are necessary to turn your idea into reality. Please make sure to ask for support from the national coordinator on time, well before the expiration of the deadline!
Contact details of the national coordinators.Read more
The Learn4Work programme is coordinated by Edukans; it facilitates public-private partnerships in order to improve the quality of vocational education in Africa.
Please find in attachement the announcement for the third call for proposals from Learn4Work. Partnerships are invited to submit a concept note for co-financing of their project idea.
Join us: help to establish a sustainable income for young people in Africa!
Do you think vocational education in Africa is a challenge? Do you want to start or continue a project on improving the quality of and access to vocational training? Then we are looking for you. You can now submit a project proposal to Learn4Work, together with a public-private partnership, consisting of schools, companies and NGO’s. This partnership must consist of at least four partners from Africa and the Netherlands. The implementation countries in Africa are: Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya and Rwanda.
Learn4Work is a program that improves vocational education in Africa. It connects African and Dutch organisations, training institutes, companies and people. Learn4Work contributes to:
• The number of young people learning a trade;
• The quality of vocational training;
• Better matching supply to the labour market demand.
Learn4Work is co-financed by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In Africa... Read more
Join us: help to establish a sustainable income for young people in Africa!
Do you think vocational education in Africa is a challenge? Do you want to start or continue a project about skills training and food security? Then we are looking for you. You can now submit a project proposal to Learn4Work. Together with partners such as schools and private companies you can form a public-private partnership. This partnership must consist of at least four partners from Africa and the Netherlands. The implementation countries in Africa are: Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya and Rwanda.
Learn4Work is a program that improves vocational education in Africa. It connects African and Dutch organisations, training institutes, companies and people. Learn4Work contributes among others to:
• the number of young people learning a trade
• the quality of vocational training
• better matching training supply to the labour market demand
Learn4Work is co-financed by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In
Edukans is organising a tour-conference in Ethiopia to exchange good practices and lessons learned from Learn4Work phase-I and to train on the appropriation of concepts that facilitate labour market driven vocational education and entrepreneurship in Africa. This tour will provide a unique opportunity to explore the potential for new international, multisectoral public-private partnerships as part of Learn4Work-II (2012-2016). These partnerships need to enhance access to and improve the quality of vocational training that meets the demands of the local labour market.
Learn4Work is a programme that focuses on the enhancement of quality of and access to vocational education and training in Africa. Phase-I ran from 2008-2012 and encompassed 8 projects in Ethiopia, Kenya, Zambia, and Ghana. Phase-II will start in December 2012 and will focus on public private partnerships between the Netherlands and Africa for improved technical and vocational skills that enhance labour opportunities in Ethiopi... Read more
(CONNECT 4 CHANGE consotiun consists of: ICCO,Edukans,Cordaid, AKVO and IICD)
The highly motivated C4C round table workshop went on very well at Courtyard Hotel in Lusaka. A 2 day workshop brought together various stakeholders from, and supporters of the economic development sector in Zambia.It was was organised and facilitated by IICD, OPPAZ and Agri-ProFocus Zambia.
The workshop was well attended by key personel from various institutions who participated and contributed very well to the workshop. Selected institutions presented their experiences on crucial issues linked to " improving the flow of information, and the system of communication,among value chain actors and suppoters" while the rest joined in to discuss key issues either in smaller groups or general platform. the atmosphere of the workshop was very enthusiastic.
The workshop explored various challenges facing the Organic Producers and Processors Association Zambia(OPPAZ)during their implementation of various progr... Read more