Category Archives: Women Empowerment

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.

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.

Provision of expertise to support ETF initiatives for human resources development

Country: EU, IPA, ENPI, DCI regions

Donor: European Training Foundation

Period: 02/2008-02/2009

Activity: This framework contract is intended to cover contracting of specific expertise services to support ETF initiatives in the partner countries covered by its work programme, in different fields relating to human resource development. Inputs from experts may be required, for example, in one or more of the following areas:

  • Programming and project design (including feasibility studies), monitoring and evaluation, impact assessment, dissemination of project results and good practice;
  • Policy analysis and targeted policy advice;
  • Data collection and analysis, report writing, desk research, editing of specialised reports;
  • Design and delivery of capacity building activities such as study visits, training and event facilitation;
  • Translation and interpretation requiring knowledge of specialised terminology, etc.

Support to the reform of Vocational Education and Training (first and second part of Second Phase)

Country: Morocco

Donor: GTZ

Period: 08/2007 – 02/2011

Activity: The overall goal of the project is that the dual (cooperative) system of vocational education and training is an integral part of the national VET system and contributes to a better qualification and higher employment of graduates and employees. The goal of the second phase is that the in-company apprentice training in the sectors of textile and tourism/hotel is an accepted and integral part of vocational education that can be applied to other sectors as well.

Labour market oriented Vocational Education and Training

Country: Croatia

Donor: GTZ

Period: 07/2006 – 10/2009 + 11/2009 – 10/2011

Activity: The program is intended to strengthen the capability of the project partners to gear vocational education and training towards the needs of economy and youth, in accordance with the drafts for the European Qualification Framework (EQF). The project provides methodical, technical and financial support to the improvement of the general framework of reform processes, the establishment and promotion of selected regional excellence schools, the institutional and staff development of participating social partners as well as the introduction of target group oriented and gender specific pre-vocational and vocational guidance to support integration of VET graduates into the labour market.

Teacher Education Project

Country: Nepal

Donor: Asian Development Bank

Period: 11/2004 – 04/2009

Activity: The Project aims to establish an effective and sustainable teacher education system for primary education. The Project will (i) build the capacity for policy making, planning, and managing teacher training programs; (ii) enhance the professional skills of teachers by training trainers and teachers, and developing curriculum and materials; and (iii) improve access to basic education for girls and other disadvantaged groups by encouraging increased recruitment of teachers from these groups, and providing fellowships for pre-service training to women and candidates from other disadvantaged groups.

Support to the network of SME Development Agencies

Country: Russian Federation

Donor: Tacis

Period: 01/97 – 06/98

Activity: The overall objectives of the project were to assist SMEs in the regions of the Russian Federation by strengthening the skills and potential of the network of regional SME Development Agencies set up under a previous Tacis project. The Agencies were to be upgraded as the direct target group for the project, SME entrepreneurs in the regions as the indirect target groups. The specific objectives were:

-       To improve the effectiveness of SMEDAs so that advice and training standards approach EU standards

-       To establish/strengthen 4 specified agencies

-       To develop women’s entrepreneurship

-       To strengthen the Tacis/Russian Government DA network

Technical assistance to Russian women adapting to labour market conditions

Country: Russian Federation

Donor: Tacis

Period09/96 - 09/97

Activity: Organisation of a network in Russia, e.g. establishment of 5 regional training and advisory centres for women in Yekaterinburg, Tomsk, Ishevsk, Samara and St. Petersburg, with emphasis placed on training of female trainers and advisors and related development of curricula and training modules.