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).