20th june 2017
UNESCO’s Better Education for Africa’s Rise (BEAR) aims to implement sectoral programmes in selected countries of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region through public and private partnership and improve the knowledge base and capacity of TVET systems to develop evidence-based TVET policies.
Supported by the Government of the Republic of Korea, BEAR is a five-year project that targets the TVET sector in five SADC countries (Botswana, DR Congo, Malawi, Namibia, and Zambia).
The common framework for the BEAR project is determined by the SADC regional agenda; the building blocks of TVET systems (governance, labour market, content, institution-building, legislation and finance); themes that reflect SADC preoccupations (in particular the need for data for sound decision-making); and country-specific reform initiatives.
ecoper is now participating in the evaluation of the project in Namibia. Next week, we will travel to Democratic Republic of the Congo to carry out a field research.