Eritrea Vocational Skills Training


Building upon a successful pilot phase (2017-2019), Switzerland will continue to contribute to two well established NGO-ted initiatives on technical and vocational education and training in Eritrea. The initiatives aim at improving the quality of teaching in targeted vocational skills institutions and testing the possibility of engaging in entrepreneurial activities. Ultimately the goal is to contribute to giving better life perspectives and job-opportunities to young Eritreans in their home country.

Land/Region Thema Periode Budget
Eritrea
Berufsbildung
Beschäftigung & Wirtschaftsentwicklung
Bildung
Berufsbildung
Schaffung von Arbeitsplätzen
Bildungseinrichtungen und Ausbildung
Ausbildung von Lehrkräften
01.09.2020 - 30.09.2023
CHF  4’300’000
Hintergrund The Eritrean economy is controlled by the state and the private sector is almost non-existent. The national service (military and civilian) keeps young people between 18 and 40 in —state attributed- employment with very little pay arid perspectives. This situation remains the main driver of asylum applications of young Eritreans in Europe, including in Switzerland. The Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) sector suffers from many shortcomings: underqualified teachers, outdated teaching methods and material, insufficient teachlng infrastructure, inefficient strategic and institutional embedment, very limited outreach.
Ziele  To contribute to better life perspectives and job-opportunities for young Eritreans in their home-country through supporting vocational skills and micro entrepreneurship initiatives.
Zielgruppen

Main target groups: the teachers and other staff of the targeted schools, the National Confederation of Eritrean Workers, the Department of TVET under the Ministry

Ultimate beneficiaries: learners in the TVE centers (about 1000 youth and 300 employed workers)

Mittelfristige Wirkungen

Outcome 1: The targeted training institutions deliver services of improved quality to their students.

Outcome 2: The trained young women and men improve their positions in employment, with some initiating entrepreneurial activities

Resultate

Erwartete Resultate:   Revision of curricula, development of learning modules for soft skills (such as entrepreneurial skills), rehabilitation of learning infrastructure, equipping young graduates with a kit (basic tools, microcredits) to start up their entrepreneurial activities; about 1000 youth and 3000 employed workers benefitting from teaching of increased quality.


Resultate von früheren Phasen:  

- about 2,000 young people benefited from improved training in the formal TVET centers receiving technical assistance by the partners;

- Switzerland acquired a better understanding of the local situation, access to government offices, as well as a basis of trust for further collaboration


Verantwortliche Direktion/Bundesamt DEZA
Kreditbereich Entwicklungszusammenarbeit
Projektpartner Vertragspartner
Internationale oder ausländische NGO
Privatsektor
Schweizerische Non-Profit-Organisation
  • Andere internationale oder ausländische NGO Norden
  • Andere Schweizer Non-Profit Organisation
  • Schweizerischer Privatsektor


Koordination mit anderen Projekten und Akteuren National Confederation of Eritrean Workers; Ministry of Education/ Department of Technical and Vocational Education and Training; UNDP Eritrea Vocational Skills Training Programme (currently on hold), potentially new activities financed by the SEM
Budget Laufende Phase Schweizer Beitrag CHF    4’300’000 Bereits ausgegebenes Schweizer Budget CHF    534’000
Projektphasen Phase 2 01.09.2020 - 30.09.2023   (Laufende Phase) Phase 1 01.10.2017 - 30.04.2021   (Completed)