Category Archives: HR Development

Feasibility Study for Establishing a National Curriculum Centre in Iraq (INCC)

Country: Iraq

Donor: UNESCO

Period: 07/2012 -12/2012

Activity: The INCC aims to contribute to the modernization and reconciliation in Iraqi society through rebuilding the Iraqi school curriculum and textbooks along side with teacher professional development to enhance and innovate educational practices. This project is part of an overall Iraqi educational reform and development strategy also targeting Teacher Training, Higher Education and Literacy.

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Inclusive Education Services

Country: Montenegro

Donor:  European Union

Period: 12/2011-12/2012

Activity: The existing social welfare and education system in Montenegro is in the process of intensive reforms and decisive endeavours are needed to restructure in accordance with best EU practices and in the best interest of the beneficiaries. One of the areas which require special attention is the education of excluded children. Direct beneficiaries are the MoES, the Bureau for Educational Services, Examination Centre. Indirect beneficiaries are the current and futures special education needs pupils.

Framework Contract: Provision of Expertise for Quality Assurance, Planning and Monitoring and Evaluation

Country: worldwide

Donor: European Training Foundation

Period: 01/2011 – 05/2013

Activity: The objective of the framework contract is to provide high quality experts to conduct quality assurance, planning, monitoring and evaluation services of ETF activities in the education and training and related sectors. The services may be implemented at a project, thematic or country level and may be conducted in ETF offices in Turin or at a country, regional or cross-regional level and may require country specific experience or knowledge.

New Modern Apprenticeship System

Country: Cyprus

Donor: European Social Fund (ESF)

Period: 11/ 2011 – 11/2012

Activity: The main components of the Consultants work are the following:

  • Cost benefit analysis of the New Modern Apprenticeship
  • Analytical Planning of the New Modern Apprenticeship
  • Development of an Implementation Mechanism for the realization of the analytic planning within the agreed timetable
  • Setting up specifications for  Experts /Researchers to crew the Research & Development Center of the   New Modern Apprenticeship
  • Technical Support of the Beneficiary (Cypriot Productivity Center, KEPA) to implement the New Modern Apprenticeship

 

 

 

 

Teacher Education Improvement Project: Upgrading Academic and Professional Teaching Qualification of Under-Qualified Class Teachers for Grades 1-4

Country: Palestine

Donor: World Bank

Period: 06/2011 – 05/2013

Activity: In the context of the Teacher Education Improvement Project (TEIP), and in keeping with the Teacher Education Strategy (TES), the aim of this project is to make provision for under-qualified, grade 1-4, class teachers to upgrade their academic qualifications to degree level and to gain a professional teaching qualification and, thereby, meet the standards required for teacher certification.

Rapid Employment Program – Provision of Pre-Employment Training

Country: Solomon Islands

Donor: World Bank

Period: 05/2011 – 05/2013

Activity: The overall objective of the project is to assist targeted urban poor to: i) increase their incomes through the provision of short term employment; and ii) improve their knowledge, experience and basic employment skills that are valued in the work place and society. Secondary benefits accrue to the target communities/neighbourhoods and the general urban population from the infrastructure and services that are provided through the Rapid Employment Project. The project is designed as a rapid response to address unemployment, underemployment and poverty in the main urban centre of the Solomon Islands. The project also serves to increase economic productivity through investing in the maintenance of infrastructure assets, particularly roads.

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.

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.

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.

Training of 1.000 inspectors for primary and secondary schools

Country: Democratic Republic of Congo

Donor: UNESCO

Period: 06/2008 – 05/2009

Activity: The overall objective is to contribute to the effort to improve the quality of education in the Democratic Republic of Congo, in accordance with the objectives of Education For All and the Millennium Development Goals, by improving the technical and managerial capacity of inspectors through targeted training. The immediate objective is the strengthening of the capacity of 1.000 inspectors from primary, secondary and vocational education so that they can more effectively perform the tasks of supervision and inspectorial control. At the end of this training activity, 500 inspectors in post primary and secondary education are able to provide better support to teachers councils and 500 new inspectors have been trained in school inspection methods, evaluation and educational disciplines.