The UNESCO TVET Section, in collaboration with the UNESCO Regional Bureau -Harare, will coordinate with the Ministry of Education Technical, Entrepreneurial, Vocational Education and Training Authority and the Ministry of Labour in Malawi to implement the BEAR project. The overall objective is to contribute to the development of the TVET system in Malawi to meet the challenges of transforming Malawi from a predominantly importing country to an export one, in a context of lifelong learning. More specifically, the project aims to improve TVET system quality, efficiency and equity through integrated interventions focusing on strategic planning, human resource development and pilot sectors’ (agro‐food and construction) development.
The project is expected to achieve three main results:
A sustainable and replicable model for matching demand and supply of skills and empowerment of individuals in the Agro‐food and Construction Sectors is promoted.
1.1 Lead skills needs assessment in the agro‐food processing and Construction Sectors.
1.2 Develop curricula and teaching and learning materials.
1.3 Support implementation of curricula in selected sectors including through providing equipment and teaching and learning materials.
1.4 Support the quality and expansion of apprenticeship scheme.
1.5 Support for the capitalization of new model and roll‐out to new sectors.
A sustainable teaching staff career management and training system is adopted.
2.1 Facilitate policy dialogue to define relevant teaching staff development policy.
2.2 Foster the ToT unit in Lilongwe College and enhance cooperation with Polytechnic.
2.3 Train new and on‐service teachers.
2.4 Assist in the formulation of a policy on recruitment of TEVET teachers.
An operational Management Information System to support strategic planning, monitoring and evaluation is in place.
3.1 Map, review and assess key sources of information on TVET/LM.
3.2 Foster the key institutions’ MIS/LMIS.
3.3 Network key institutions in charge of MIS/LMIS.
3.4 Develop national capacities in data analysis and strategic planning.