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Association of African Distance Learning Centers (AADLC) Project – Knowledge Transfer in Change Management

Country: AADLC member countries[1]

Donor: Institutional Development Fund – World Bank

Period: 05/2011 – 5/2012

Activity: The overall objective is to support the Association of African Distance Learning Centers (AADLC) in managing complex service contracts on behalf of its member centers and to help the Association in development and implementation, through peer/action learning on real-life projects, of an efficient working structure, including designing and implementing the strategic plan. The plan should allow AADLC to be the main point of contact for relations with the World Bank, to support the expansion of the network in Africa and manage membership, business development, advocacy, marketing and communication



[1] Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d´Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Senegal, Tanzania and Uganda

 

Education Quality and Relevance Project APL 2 – Technical Assistance for Development of Teacher Professional Development Scheme

Country: Armenia

Donor: World Bank

Period: 03/2011 – 01/2014

Activity: The objectives of the Education Quality and Relevance Project are:

(i)        Enhance and facilitate school learning in general education and improve the school readiness of children entering primary education; and

(ii)       Ensure equal access to and improve quality, relevance and accountability in tertiary.

More specifically the project has the dual aim of raising the quality of education and ensuring its relevance to the new economy and knowledge society needs along with carrying forward reforms to improve the efficiency of the education system. The objective of the TA is to support the implementation of the “Supporting further improvements in the quality of education through improved teacher in-service training and professional development” sub-component through the development of a national system for teacher professional development, and creating a school improvement network.

Strengthening the Vocational Qualifications Authority (VQA) and the National Qualifications System (NQS)

Country: Turkey

Donor: EuropeAid

Period: 10/2010 – 12/2012

Activity: The overall objective of the project of which this contract is a part of, is ensuring the provision of formal and non-formal vocational and technical education and training according to labour market needs, supporting life-long learning, strengthening the relation between education and employment and facilitating harmonization with European Qualifications Framework (EQF). The purpose of this contract is to support the VQA and Occupational Standards Development, Vocational Knowledge and Skills Testing and Certification Centres (VOC-TEST) to establish and initiate an efficient and sustainable National Qualifications System based on agreed occupational standards with an appropriate system for assessment, grading and certification at all levels in line with European Qualifications Framework.

Promotion of basic education in Punjab

Country: Pakistan

Donor: GIZ

Period: 09/2010 – 05/2013

Activity: The project consists of two components:

Regional Component 1: Improvement of the institutional framework, governance and capacity in the education sector at the federal level.

Regional Component 2: Improving the institutional framework, governance and capacity in the education sector in Punjab.

Technical assistance to complement the ‘EDF10 Botswana human resource development sector policy support programme’ by strengthening the capacity of the Botswana Ministry of Education and Skills Development

Country: Botswana

Donor: EDF10

Period: 09/2010 – 05/2013

Activity: The new National Human Resource Development Strategy (NHRDS) and the 10th National Development Plan (NDP10) both aim at creating an education system capable of providing an adequate supply of qualified, productive and competitive human resources. In line with these two policies, the technical assistance project aims at supporting the Ministry of Education and Skills Development (MoESD) in providing strategic planning and operational oversight in implementing key reforms.

National Vocational Qualifications Framework, Competency-based Curriculum and National Learning Resources Development in support of demand-driven TVET system in Mongolia

Country: Mongolia

Donor: Millennium Challenge Corporation

Period: 03/2010 – 09/2012

Activity: The TVET Project is one of five projects designed under the Millennium Challenge Account – Mongolia (MCA-M) to address the primary constraints to even economic growth in Mongolia. In addition to developing a National Vocational Qualifications Framework the program seeks to improve public-private partnerships in TVET, define industry-led skills training standards for occupations and trades and translate these standards into modern competency-based curricula. A new national curriculum has been integrated to Mongolia’s national education system and supported by modernized instructional equipment and technology, curriculum materials and learning resources and underpinned by improved teacher training and professional development. The project aims at securing more equitable access for Mongolians to a quality improved and relevant TVET system.

Provision of expertise to support ETF initiatives for human capital development

Country: IPA, ENPI, DCI regions

Donor: European Union

Period: 02/2010 – 02/2011

Activity: This framework contract is intended to cover contracting of specific high quality expertise services to support ETF initiatives in the partner countries covered by its work programme, in different fields relating to human capital development. The services may be implemented at a country, regional or cross-regional level and may require country-specific experience or knowledge.

Support to a Demand-oriented Vocational Training Network, Phase II

Country: Republic of Kyrgyzstan

Donor: GTZ

Period: 11/2009 – 05/2010

Activity: The project design aims at an integrated approach to improve the quality of vocational training and employment services. The project advises the relevant actors in three key areas “accreditation”, “certification” and “labour market information system” to change the procedures and processes in a way that will improve the market overview for stakeholders. In particular, it supports the State Committee for Migration and Employment, with its decentralized offices and information and communication centres, the State Agency for Vocational Education including selected education institutions, the Ministry of Education and Science and the Chamber of Commerce and other project participants, in creating conditions for improved accreditation and certification of educational institutions, education courses and vocational qualifications as well as the introduction and use of an improved labour market information system.

Rehabilitation of Rural Schools and other Social Infrastructures in Fergana Valley of Kyrgyzstan

Country: Republic of Kyrgyzstan

Donor: EuropeAid

Period: 04/2009 – 11/2010

Activity: The overall objective of the project is to contribute to alleviating poverty in Fergana Valley of Kyrgyzstan through improving the social welfare infrastructure by rehabilitation of Rural Schools, infrastructure development and capacity building for community development. The purpose of this project is to provide necessary technical assistance for the rehabilitation of rural schools, development of related infrastructure (esp. clean water supply infrastructure) and capacity building in the Batken, Osh and Djalalabad regions of Kyrgyzstan.