Posted By in Youth, Agriculture, Business
Posted 18 October 2017 at 02:50

EDUKANS with Development Expertise Center (DEC) hosted a full day workshop at Ghion Hotel on 11th October 2017

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!

Posted By in SEAD
Posted 29 September 2017 at 08:47

Focus on one of the international implementing partners: Q-Point

Q-Point BV is a Dutch consultancy firm, specialized in projects for agrofood businesses, NGOs and public institutions, with a broad experience in coordinating international supply chain and capacity building projects in food safety, market linkages, agrobusiness, sustainable agriculture and food production. Q-Point has a large portfolio of private sector clients in i.e. the agrofood sector, implementing and maintaining quality management systems.

For the SEAD project Q-Point brings extensive experience in implementing value chain related projects, business development and performance improvement of companies, cooperatives and organizations. Q-Point has been leading in several market assessments and studies carried out by HE Institutions in the region. In Rwanda Q-Point is involved as a leading partner in 4 relevant value chain development projects since 2013, with extensive experience in capacity building in Rwandan (and E

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Posted By in SEAD
Posted 29 September 2017 at 08:23

Introduction of Musanze Polytechnic

Musanze Polytechnic, which opened its doors on March 30th, 2015, is a government higher learning institution, located in Northern Province, established to offer all levels of training in Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET). It provides the students with skills for professionalism in Agriculture and Food Processing, Irrigation and Drainage Technology, Construction Technology, Hospitality Management and Electrical Technology. It also provides short courses to impart knowledge and skills to the local communities. One amongst those programmes is a 4-month training in Food processing, where the value chain-based knowledge to local citizens is a priority to preserve a farm to fork spirit.

Since 2015, Musanze Polytechnic started being involved in the SEAD project activities through its two departments of Agriculture & Food Processing (AFP) and Irrigation and Drainage Technology (IDT).

In the SEAD project, which aims at capacitating the HLIs’ staf

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Posted By in SEAD
Posted 29 September 2017 at 08:19

Rwanda Priority Skills for Growth (PSG) Program for Results Project

The Government of Rwanda has signed a new program worth 120 Million USD, with the World Bank aimed at strengthening skills in priority areas. The development objective of the Priority Skills for Growth Program-for-Results Project for Rwanda is to expand opportunities for the acquisition of quality, market-relevant skills in selected economic sectors including Energy, Transport and Logistics, and Manufacturing (with a focus on ‘Made in Rwanda’ products) . The proposed operation is aligned with themes under the World Bank’s Country Partnership Strategy for Rwanda FY2014-2018. The project duration is for 2017 to 2020.

The target sectors for developing skills were determined based on the following criteria: (a) priority sectors of focus under the EDPRS-2; (b) sectors that employ large numbers of the population; (c) sectors with potential for value addition and improved productivity; (d) sectors where foreign direct investmen

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Posted By in SEAD
Posted 29 September 2017 at 08:14

Research & Innovation Capacity Development - 1st cycle on its way!

One of the key components of the SEAD project is to strengthen the Research & Innovation Capacities of the beneficiary institutions, especially of those staff not having had that much exposure to the initiation, design, execution and dissemination of research. Beneficiaries were asked to identify interesting and foremost relevant research & innovation topics that address a verified challenge in one of the SEAD value chains.

Over 15 teams submitted their topics and were invited to a well appreciated workshop in June, facilitated by professor Meine Pieter van Dijk of Maastricht School of Management, to finetune their ideas, be guided through the essentials of research methodologies and, foremost, to be challenged on their initial thought on what and how to conduct their research. The better understanding of the topic at hand, the way to approach their research, complemented with a critical literature review around their topics,

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Youth Learn4Work Event

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
  11 October 2017, All Day Event
  Addis Abeba

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:   

if you would like to secure your place for this event.

Posted By in SEAD
Posted 5 July 2017 at 10:22

SEAD Newsletter -- 3rd Edition -- June 2017

The SEAD project has gained momentum as evidenced by the number of activities that took place in the last two months as well as the upcoming activities. The Labour Market Needs Assessments of the four value chains have revealed valuable information on the formal and non-formal education and training  programs that are needed by the sector as well as research and innovation themes the sector has flagged for the knowledge institutions to work on. The project has supported a national training of career guidance officers from all 392 TVET institutions in Rwanda.

Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 13 January 2017 at 08:54

Jobs at Woord en Daad



Application Deadline: 26th Jan 2017

Woord en Daad connects people throughout the world in their fight against poverty, from a Biblical perspective. In this way, we wish to contribute to sustainable change in the Netherlands and worldwide. Woord en Daad works in the following areas: education, technical and vocational education and training, job placement, inclusive agribusiness development, WASH, and emergency relief. In the Netherlands, Woord en Daad aims to make people, companies and the government aware of their responsibility with regard to poverty worldwide.

Woord en Daad is looking for a senior programme manager (click for more) and a senior MEAL programme officer (click for more) for the five-year programme Employable Youth in Ethiopia (EYE), which is a programme funded by the Addressing Root Causes of Migration (ARC) fund of the Dutch Ministry of

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TVET Expo 2015

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Rwanda
  02 October 2015 to 08 October 2015 - All Day Event
  Gikondo Expo Ground

The Ministry of Education in collaboration with its Development Partners have organized a TVET Week due to take place from October 2, 2015 to October 8, 2015.

The TVET week will comprise a TVET Expo, a regional TVET “Learning from Experience” Symposium, and a Ministerial Conference. The various activities will include field visits, a symposium, and an African Ministerial TVET Conference.

The schedules are as follows:

· TVET Expo from October 2, 2015 to October 8, 2015 at Gikondo Expo Ground;

· Site school visit in Southern and Western Province on October 5, 2015;

· TVET Symposium from October 6, 2015 to October 7, 2015 at Kigali Serena Hotel; and

· African Ministerial TVET Conference on October 8, 2015 at Kigali Serena Hotel.

The purpose of the TVET week is to share experiences from the field with a focus on quality, innovation and employment promotion. And the Ministerial Conference will be a follow up of the decisions made during the 2014 Ministerial Conference in Abidjan in which 28 m

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 24 December 2014 at 08:57

Learn4Work call 4 for concept notes (deadline 5 Feb)

Edukans announces a call for concept notes for Learn4Work, the partnership programme on technical and vocational training (TVET) in Africa. Do you have an idea for a project to improve the accessibility and quality of vocational education in order to fight youth unemployment in developing countries? And do you need support in carrying it out? Apply now!

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.

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