UNESCO, Zambia Qualifications Authority (ZAQA), Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education (NOKUT), United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), and the Commissioner for Refugees in Zambia held a preparatory meeting on 28th and 29th August 2019 in Lusaka, Zambia for the launch of the UNESCO Qualifications Passport for Refugees and Vulnerable Migrants (UQP) pilot phase. The aim of the UQP is to enable migrants to build on their existing qualifications to access further education in host countries, but also enable them gain relevant employment and thus enhance their chances of improving their livelihoods
The Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Higher Education, Mr. Mabvuto Sakala welcomed the move from UNESCO to test the feasibility of the Qualifications Passport methodology for the Africa region in the Republic of Zambia with Zambian Qualifications Authority (ZAQA) as the implementing partner agency.
The pre-pilot meeting established solid foundations for the project pilot phase, ahead of the planned first UQP assessment session in Zambia to be held by the end of October 2019.
Learn more about the UNESCO Qualifications Passport for Refugees and Vulnerable Migrants