Contributing to the improvement of employment and income-­ generating opportunities for youth in Ethiopia

Ethio-German financial cooperation: vocational education and agricultural training programme, phase 4

Dr Gerhard Müller, the German Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and Hubertus Heil, the German Federal Minister for Labour and Social Affairs (BMAS) examining equipment recently handed over to Ethiopia as part of the programme.

For 20 years, the German Financial ­Cooperation with Ethiopia has been supporting efforts to make vocational training more demand-driven. Phase IV of the Vocational Education and Agricultural Training Programme continues to develop skills and competences that meet the needs of economic and social sectors for employment and self-employment.

December 13, 2019
  • SDG: #4, #5, #8, #9, #10
  • SECTORS: Development Consulting
  • COUNTRIES: Ethiopia
  • DONOR: KfW German Development Bank
  • CLIENT: Ministry of Science and Higher Education (MoSHE)
  • CONTRACT VALUE: 42,000,000 €
  • DURATION: October 2017– September 2021

In recent years, Ethiopia has advanced enormously in the technical and vocational education and training (TVET) sector – both in terms of the quality and quantity of what is on offer to students. Through the German Financial Cooperation with Ethiopia, the German Development Bank, KfW, has been supporting Ethiopia for two decades to ensure vocational training is more practice-oriented and addresses the needs of the private sector. By being more market-focused, effective TVET leads to job creation and the development of business opportunities in the formal and informal sectors.

Under the programme, the training of vocational school teachers at university level is also being improved. Additional measures are being carried out to enhance college management, introduce practice-relevant subject matters, with a special focus on staff training on the maintenance of teaching and training equipment. 

German Financial Cooperation With Ethiopia

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