Since 2015, the Platform of Expertise on Vocational Education and Training (PEFOP) has been working for youth employment in Africa. Through this major initiative, IIEP-UNESCO Dakar has contributed, together with its partners, to strengthening and reforming the continent's technical and vocational education and training (TVET) systems.
Over the past seven years, the Platform of Expertise on Vocational Education and Training (PEFOP) has helped to strengthen the effectiveness of technical and vocational education and training systems in Africa. First in four countries... and then more broadly on a regional scale. In Mauritania, for example, PEFOP's technical support has led to major advances.
After 7 months of study, the second intake of the IIEP-UNESCO Dakar training course in Leadership and Management of Technical and Vocational Education and Training, PGEFTP, met in Dakar in May 2022.
IIEP-UNESCO Dakar’s course in Sectoral Analysis and Management of Education Systems( PSGSE) is offered annually, in collaboration with the Faculty of Science, Technology, Education and Training (FASTEF) of Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar, Senegal. A 14-month programme intended for education stakeholders in charge of planning, management, financing and the evaluation of African education systems. Academic and professional, this course is taught in French and combines both face-to-face and distance learning methods.
Support for innovation
Over the past decades, Burkina Faso has made vocational training a policy priority to accompany growth and employment. To contribute to the country's efforts in implementing reforms, civil society organisations are leading key youth employment initiatives.
Among them is the Christian Relief and Development Organisation (CREDO). With its innovative project, this Burkinabe NGO was selected in 2018 by PEFOP, the IIEP-UNESCO platform of expertise in vocational training.