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Strengthening of the Workforce Development Authority (WDA) and support to the establishment of an integrated TVET system in Rwanda

 

Background of the project

The project is funded by the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs through the NUFFIC Netherlands Initiative for Capacity development in Higher Education (NICHE) programme, and is implemented through a partnership between the Workforce Development Authority and BMB Mott MacDonald.

The first phase of the project was carried out between June 2010 and June 2012. The second phase started July 2012 and runs until October 2017, after a one-year budget neutral extension was approved.

 

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Overall Objective:

 An efficient and effective system to respond to the needs of Rwanda under the supervision of a strengthened WDA, that enhances the competitiveness of the economy and contributes to gender equality and poverty reduction

 

Specific Objectives:

1.    To strengthen the organisation and management capacity of WDA/IPRC’s

2.    To establish a sustainable training of trainers system at the A1 (post-secondary) level of TVET

3.    To establish a National Qualification Framework for the whole TVET offer, piloted in three occupational areas (construction, hospitality and tourism, and agriculture) at the A1 level

 

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Overview of results: 

 

Result Area

1

Strengthen the organization and the management capacity of WDA and IPRCs

1.1

Existing National TVET Policy Reviewed

1.2

Development of a national TVET Strategy supported

1.3

Organisational Structures and systems of WDA and IPRCs developed, approved and strengthened

1.4

Human  Resource capacity of WDA/IPRCs strengthened

1.5

WDAs legal framework analysed, working relationships defined, coordination mechanisms established

1.6

WDA and IPRCs acquire a robust learning organisation culture and make use of the new competencies acquired

1.7

Gender equality is mainstreamed in the management of WDA/IPRCs through the establishment of strong gender focal points

1.8

Well-functioning coordination framework and communication and feedback mechanism with labour market

2

To establish a sustainable ToT system at A1 level of TVET

2.1

Situational Analysis of trainers undertaken

2.2

Strategy for train the trainer developed

2.3

Development of systems and procedures to support implementation provided and institutionalised

2.4

Existing skills of current trainers in the short term upgraded

2.5

Formal qualification for TVET trainers linked to the new TVET qualification framework

2.6

Piloting of newly developed TVET Strategy for train the trainers supported

2.7

Resource Centre development supported

3

Establish RTQF, piloted in three occupational sectors (construction, hospitality, agriculture)

3.1

An initial blueprint of the RTQF is developed for the whole TVET offer

3.2

Rwanda TVET Qualifications Framework is designed

3.3

Quality Assurance Arrangements for the RTQF are in place

3.4

Governance Arrangements for the RTQF are in place

3.5

Systems and Procedures for involving industry are in place

3.6

Curriculum at the A1 level for hospitality, agriculture and construction reviewed

3.7

Curriculum at A1 level for construction, hospitality and agriculture piloted

3.8

Assistance provided to the WDA to develop marketing plan for CBT qualification