Background and Mission

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Within the context of its Technical and Vocational Educational and Training (TVET) Strategy, UNESCO is advocating for increased support for TVET in member states and more particularly in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region. With this respect, the Government of the Republic of Korea (ROK) decided to support five selected SADC countries (Botswana, DR Congo, Malawi, Namibia, and Zambia) in the TVET sector

The project's time-frame is five years and the overall is 10 million USD.

Through the project Better Education for Africa's Rise (BEAR), a new type of development cooperation is being established, where a recentlydeveloped country shares its expertise in education. UNESCO  sees BEAR as a unique opportunity to tie in with previous and on-going cooperation with SADC and its member countries, and in particular the comprehensive review of TVET provision conducted in 2010.  

More specifically, the Better Education for Africa's Rise (BEAR) project aims to: 1) implement sectoral programmes in selected countries of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region through public and private partnership and 2) improve the knowledge base and capacity of TVET systems to develop evidence-based TVET policies. For the former, the proposed activities will offer a range of programmes for different target groups particularly women with a view to improving access to quality TVET.


The project time frame

The project time frame is five years :

 2011 (Inception Phase)  

  •  Advocacy/consensus building , Identification of needs
  • Meetings with key stakeholders and partners
  •  Set up the governance, logical framework and the project management arrangement in each country

2012-2014 (Implementation/Enhancement Phase)

  • Full scale of implementation, Monitoring of progress

2015 (Scale-up Phase)

  •  Evaluation, identification of best practices, and expansion

Related information

Review of TVET provision in SADC countries  (2010)

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