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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Representative of the Tunisian Union of Industry, Trade and Handicrafts, Tunisia
Training is the elevator of companies and human beings to develop.