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1 UNESCO Support to SADC Countries’ Commitment to Revitalize TVET Yung-chul KIM Section for TVET UNESCO Gaborone, 2 March 2011

2 Contents UNESCO TVET Strategy UNESCO-ROK Cooperation BEAR Project

3 3. UNESCO contributes to peace and human development in an era of globalization by furthering international cooperation through its programmes in education, sciences, culture and communication Education for All (EFA) Goal 3: Ensuring that learning needs of all young people and adults are met through equitable access to appropriate learning and life skills. The building blocks of EFA: Literacy, Teachers and TVET

4 4 UNESCO TVET STRATEGY ( ) Core area 1: Provide upstream policy advice and develop capacity at the country level Develop and review comprehensive national TVET policies Establish coherent and cooperative multilateral approaches Core area 2: Facilitate conceptual clarification and improve the monitoring of TVET Towards a joint definition of « skills » Identify TVET indicators Assess and monitor normative instruments Core area 3: act as a clearinghouse and inform the global debate

5 5 Core Area 1: Provide upstream policy advice and develop capacity at the country level Policy reviews Malawi: finished Benin, Bahrain, Malaysia Cambodia, Laos, Bangladesh, Eastern Caribbean, SADC Policy advice and capacity development Djibouti: ongoing Madagascar: ongoing Thailand: early discussion Sudan: early discussion

6 6 Core Area 2: Facilitate conceptual clarification and improve the monitoring of TVET Interagency Group (UNESCO, ILO, OECD, WB, ETF, EC, Asian Development Bank, others... ) Working Groups (Indicators; Entrepreneurship) Providing input to G20 on the monitoring of skills

7 7 Core Area 3: Act as a clearinghouse and inform the global TVET debate UNESCO-UNEVOC: information resources Third International Congress on TVET State-of-the-art publication on World Trends and Issues in TVET as an input to the Congress on TVET

8 UNESCO-ROK Cooperation Bear Project

9 Summary of the Project Project Title: Better Education for Africa’s Rise (BEAR) Beneficiary: 5 SADC countries Donor: The Republic of Korea Duration: 5 years (2011 – 2015) Budget: Min. 1,000,000 USD per year (overall) 2011: 1,000,000 USD The first large development cooperation initiative from Korean government in education in Africa

10 Overview of BEAR Project Objectives UNESCO Priority Africa: To support SADC countries’ commitment to revitalize TVET To support UNESCO’s TVET strategy ( ) and to achieve EFA goals Expected Outcomes To contribute to poverty reduction and economic growth by fostering the development of quality workers

11 Basic Framework of the Project 2011 (Inception Phase) Advocacy/consensus building Design of the project/Project kick-off (Implementation/Enhancement Phase) Full scale of implementation Monitoring of progress 2015 (Scale-up Phase) Evaluation, identification of best practices, and expansion

12 Progress of the BEAR Project 04/10 Project initiation by the request of SADC ministers to UNESCO 07/10 Submission of Project Proposal to Korean government by UNESCO 11/10 Discussion of BEAR proposal in Korean Ministerial Meeting 12/10 Approval of the budget for 2011 by Korean National Assembly 11-12/10 Desk research 01/11 Selection of five potential beneficiary countries (Botswana, DR Congo, Malawi, Namibia, Zambia)

13 Next Steps of the Project 1. Two-day Exploratory Mission (March) Advocacy, dialogue & consensus building Meeting with SADC Secretariat Roundtable meeting with country representatives Bilateral preparation of field missions 2. One-week Field Missions (March & April) Project design: 5-year overall framework Identification of needs Meetings with key stakeholders and partners

14 Thank you for your attention !


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