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Regional seminar on public-private partnerships

regional seminar senegal
Regional seminar
Dakar, Senegal
Implementing agency


From 19 to 21 March 2018, the VET Toolbox, through LuxDev, participated in a regional seminar to exchange and strengthen public-private partnerships (PPP) in vocational education in Africa. Over three days, participants worked to:

  • enable key players in VET from 18 African countries to share their experiences to strengthen the quality and performance of the public-private partnership in their sector
  • strengthen the dialogue between public and private sector actors
  • stimulate the networking approach by sharing practical experiences
  • deepen the practical and functional understanding of crucial aspects of PPP development through sessions focused on current sub-themes for African countries engaged in the renovation of their vocational training system
  • produce a summary document.

More than 100 participants from 18 African countries were involved. The regional seminar was a collaboration between LuxDev, PEFOP (IIPE Pole de Dakar) and IFEF.

Paul Comyn

Senior Skills and Employability Specialist, ILO

To be responsive and flexible is key to success PPP in VET.

Hannelore Kress

Senior Project Manager, Federal Institute for VET (BIBB)

A legal framework is a basis to success PPP in VET.

Nicola Tissi

TVET Expert, UNESCO - IIPE Pôle de Dakar

We created an online platform to share resources and tools on TVET reforms in the countries of the West African Economic and Monetary Union.

Elmar Kerck

Regional Programmes Africa, GIZ

Trust is key to success PPP in VET.

Amadou Adamou

E.D. of the polytechnic Centre of Mazayaki, Niger

It is about fighting against youth unemployment, immigration, banditry and religious fundamentalism, all of which are caused by the lack of training for young people.

Marie Dorléans

Expert in Finance and Governance for the European Training Foundation, Italy

The public-private partnership can only be achieved if it is already associated with a public-public partnership that works well.

Michel Faye

E.D. of the VET Department of the Ministry of VET, Apprenticeship and Handicrafts, Senegal

The first challenge is an equitable and inclusive access to VET.

Alexis Hoyaux

VET Expert for the Luxembourg Development Agency, Luxembourg

There are many ways to organize vocational training and so many sources of funding.

Awa Ndiaye Sagna

E.D. of the Training Center for Port and Logistic Professions of Dakar, Senegal

The person who runs a training centre must know how a company works and more, have knowledge of administrative management and marketing.

Hedi Charfi

Representative of the Tunisian Union of Industry, Trade and Handicrafts, Tunisia

Training is the elevator of companies and human beings to develop.