CAPACITY BUILDING FOR HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT IN BOTSWANA

Location: Gaborone, Botswana | Client: Government of Botswana

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Objective of Assignment: To build the capacity of the HRD Advisory Council and support the development strategic sector based HRD plans.

CEI has been instrumental in helping countries to implement a more coherent approach to education and skills development through what has become known Human Resource Development. In Botswana the CEI team worked under a direct contract from the government helped build the capacity of the state and stakeholders to manage human resource development. This work must be seen in the light of the government’s 10th and 11th Economic Development Plan (EDP) and an attempt by government to diversify the country’s economy away from diamonds and towards more productive sectors that generate employment and support wealth creation. One of the constraints identified by the government hindering diversification is the lack of competent human resource. In this respect the government established the Human Resource Development (HRD) Advisory Council.  read more…

MAPPING SECTOR SKILLS DEVELOPMENT ACROSS THE COMMONWEALTH: ANALYSIS, LESSONS AND RECOMMENDATION

Location: 15 countries across the Commonwealth | Client: Commonwealth Secretariat

00456_dsc03211Objective of Assignment: Understand how countries approach sector skills development across the Commonwealth and make practical recommendations for reform.

This work was commissioned by the Commonwealth Secretariat, as part of their programme to understand and facilitate improved access and the delivery of quality skills across the Commonwealth. The specific objective of the study is to unpack the term sector skills development and to understand how Sector Skill Councils (SSCs)across the Commonwealth operate, including how they develop skills, what roles employers play, and how government policy frameworks facilitate these processes. A total of 16 country case studies were conducted across the Commonwealth, covering: Africa, Asia the Caribbean, Canada, Europe, and the Pacific. Through analysing these different countries experience it was possible to offer lessons and understanding of why sector SSCs in certain countries are more strategic and demand-led than others, including the role played by Public/ Private/Partnerships (PPPs) in this process.    Read more…

ANALYTICAL AND POLICY ORIENTATED SUPPORT TO THE ILO AND UNDP

Location: Sudan | Client: Government of Sudan

GM-workshopObjective of Assignment: To undertake the first base-line study of skills and employment issues and also support the development of a TVET strategy

CEI has developed a recognized expertise in undertaking analytical pieces of work and providing policy advice to governments and international organisations. An example of such work was undertaken by CEI for the ILO and UNDP in Sudan. The challenges facing Sudan are enormous and one of the key issues is how to accelerate economic growth, and translate this into improved employment opportunities for the vast majority of the country’s population. After consultation with the government it was agreed that the key to moving forward is to develop a base-line of skill provision and also to develop a road-map for future interventions in the area of TVET.  Read more…