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The UNESCO TVET Section, in collaboration with the UNESCO Regional Bureau - Harare, will coordinate with the Ministry of Education and Skills Development and the Tourism Sector Committee in Botswana to implement the BEAR project. The overall objective is to provide TVET programs relevant to the skills needs of businesses and individuals.  More specifically, the project aims to enhance TVET system capacity to ensure employability of students from formal TVET programs in the Tourism Sector.

The project is expected to achieve three main results:

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Program delivery in the Tourism Sector is based on updated curricula developed with employers.


1.1   Identify skills needs in the Tourism Sector in consultation with the Tourism Sector council.

1.2   Develop new standards, curricula, teaching and learning materials.

1.3   Develop employers’ capacity to contribute to program design and implementation.

1.4   Provide necessary equipment and materials for program delivery.

1.5   Implement new curricula in courses for the Tourism Sector.


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Capacity of TVET trainers to deliver TVET programs in a competent manner is enhance.


2.1   Review TVET trainer’s training curriculum to include industry experience, pedagogical and technical training.

2.2   Develop capacities to organize enterprise-based training for trainers.

2.3  Train administrators and trainers on how to deliver the new program.

2.4    Design a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) route for experienced practitioners to become trainers.

2.5  Plan, design and implement open and distance learning modalities for professional development of trainers in cooperation with BOCODOL.


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Capacity of TVET system to monitor and evaluate efficiency, effectiveness and equity is improved.


3.1   Develop a MIS together with HRDAC.

3.2   Train staff on data collection, processing and analysis.

3. 3  Run a pilot on data collection, processing and analysis in Tourism Sector.

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