06.06.2019 - UNESCO Office in Nairobi

Coming together to transform TVET governance in South Sudan

Group work presentation by key stakeholders on key aspects of framework for the Body of Authority(c) UNESCO

Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in South Sudan is considered a vehicle to meaningfully engage youth and to empower them to contribute to the national economy and peace building. Considering TVET as a key priority, the Transitional National Legislative Assembly (TNLA) organized two-day workshop on 21-22 May 2019 with technical support from UNESCO through its Capacity Development for Education (CapED) Programme.

The workshop served to bring together main actors and to build a common understanding on the status of TVET governance, coordination challenges and its implication in South Sudan. During the workshop, experts from Ghana, Namibia and Sri Lanka shared their knowledge and experiences on TVET governance mechanisms to allow South Sudan to learn from these best practices. In addition, UNESCO presented the key components that a TVET body of authority should address, UNESCO’s TVET strategy, as well as several governance models that South Sudan could adopt going forward. 

Based on the international best practices, UNESCO’s presentations, and South Sudan’s national TVET draft policies, participants discussed eight components of the TVET governance framework, namely mandate, function, strategic goals, structure, staffing, values and principles, financing, monitoring and evaluation. Participants recommended organizing a follow up workshop to continue reviewing the draft components and consult more TVET stakeholders to agree on the contents of a TVET governance framework.

The TNLA Specialized Committee on Education, Research, Science & Technology led this initiative in collaboration with the Specialized Committee on Labour, Public Service and Human Resource Development. UNESCO’s technical assistance to this effort through the CapED Programme is possible thanks to the support of Finland, Norway, Sweden and Dubai Cares. Participants included TNLA members, representative ministries, NGOs/INGOs, private sectors, and relevant UN agencies. The contents of this press release are the sole responsibility of UNESCO and do not necessarily reflect the views of the financing donor community.


For more information, please contact:

Bharati S. Pokharel, UNESCO, +211 920001239, bs.pokharel@unesco.org

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