TVET projects and operations



Better Education for Africa’s Rise II (BEAR II)

The Better Education for Africa’s Rise II (2017-2021) is a joint UNESCO and the Republic of Korea initiative to improve the relevance, quality and perception of technical and vocational education and training (TVET) systems of five countries in Eastern Africa (Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, the United Republic of Tanzania and Uganda). The project expands on BEAR I, which supported the TVET sector in five Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries: Botswana, DR Congo, Malawi, Namibia, and Zambia.

Capacity Development for Education (Cap-ED)

Capacity Development for Education (CapED) is one of UNESCO’s main capacity development programmes for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET). The programme assists Member States in reinforcing their education and training system reforms, developing the capacities of their institutes and stakeholders, and acting towards better access to TVET for youth, especially for girls and women.

Networks of Mediterranean Youth (NET-MED Youth)

The Networks of Mediterranean Youth (NET-MED Youth) programme aims at mainstreaming youth issues and priorities across national decision-making and policy implementation in 10 countries of the Southern Mediterranean. The programme supports capacity-building of youth and youth organizations, and promotes their engagement in the development and implementation of national policies and strategies to improve access to employment and inclusion in different sectors.  

Skills and Technical Education Programme in Malawi (STEP)

The Skills and Technical Education Programme in Malawi (STEP) is a project aimed at strengthening the governance structures of TVET in Malawi by tackling specific challenges in the sector. The project promotes equitable access to TVET; explores innovative financing systems to address the lack of resources in the sector; and supports the establishment of clear governance structures to enable all stakeholders to access quality and inclusive TVET systems.

Transparency Portal

Through a visual mapping with detailed information, the UNESCO Transparency Portal provides an overview of UNESCO’s numerous TVET projects, among others, around the world.