NIRAS: Your Partner in Education, Skills & Employment Promotion

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Education, Skills and Employment Promotion play a key role in achieving national development visions and strategies. They are essential for promoting inclusive, sustainable, low-carbon economic growth at a local level and addressing global challenges like economic ­migration at the same time. Learn more about NIRAS' work in this field and what a partnership with us has to offer.

Education is a fundamental human right and a well-recognised prerequisite for inclusive and equitable societies. We provide technical assistance to interventions in both primary and secondary, but also post-secondary education.

To enhance human capital and the skills of future employees, skills development enables people to reach their full potential and become productive members of society. It can unleash an individual's entrepreneurial potential, move people into the formal sector, stimulate innovation and create access to improved or new products and services. New technical and management skills help people to overcome marginalisation and foster social inclusion and gender equity.

Employment promotion enables people to apply their new skills. It is crucial for creating income, stimulating demand for goods and services, and making people economically independent. This provides the basis for improved living conditions and eradication of poverty.

The Sustainable Development Goals 1, 4 and 8 recognise the importance of education, skills and employment promotion for successfully addressing global challenges. NIRAS works to support the translation of the SDGs into practice in development projects across the world.

NIRAS applies a holistic and integrated approach to education, skills and employment promotion based on the three interrelated pillars: 1) education, 2) labour market interventions, and 3) private sector development. 

We work to strengthen governance structures linking education and training with the labour market. We promote a lifelong learning perspective and consider skills development within the entire education system recognising that it can be school-based, in-company, cooperative or informal in nature. Based on Nordic best practices, we apply tailor-made methods for mainstreaming cross-cutting issues like gender equality and social inclusion targeting women and youth.

In this brochure, we outline the services we offer in education, skills development and employment promotion and share some examples of successful projects. Download NIRAS: Your Partner in Education, Skills & Employment Promotion.

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