Thematic Group Education and Vocational Training of the West Africa Division

 

​The Thematic Group Education and Vocational Training of the West Africa Division is composed of all SDC heads of programme active in Benin, Burkina Faso, Niger, Mali and Chad. The regional group also includes partners fromthe relevantsectors (NGOs, socio-professional organisations, ministries, local authorities) in the workshops it organises in the subregion. Partners are identified based on the chosen themes.

Education systems are confronted with issues broadly similar from one country to another.The regional groupthus acts asa forum for exchange,sharing best practices and encouraging inter-country cooperation. In addition, the group aims to promote the involvement of partners in areas of political dialogue where they canadvance their often innovative experiences.

The regional group is part of the SDC EducationNetwork and cooperates with the Employmentand Income Network (theme of the vocational training).

Objectives:

  1. participate in political dialogue focusing on particular issues relevant to the sector (promoting quality educational alternatives, bilingual education, educational continuum, training rural actors and training in the informal sector).
  2. promote the exchange of experiences in order to resolve problems in education / vocational training quickly and strengthen inter-country cooperation.
  3. raise awareness on the subject of education to increase the visibility of the issue and ensure its place on the development agenda.