In Tanzania, UNESCO offers technical support to help partners identify areas where TVET can be enhanced, fostering sustainability through coherence between TVET and education policies, the economy, the labor market and social needs, Promoting inclusion, social cohesion, and gender equality in and through TVET, major challenges arise from the assumption that, based on traditional notions of gender roles, certain jobs and skills are inaccessible to some. UNESCO recently conducted a gender analysis of the TVET system in Tanzania Mainland to identify concrete steps to ensure policies and plans effectively respond to these challenges through gender responsive strategies. Through this participatory and inclusive approach,, UNESCO will work with relevant stakeholders, to not only encourage systemic change at the policy level, but also to raise awareness and challenge gender biases at the community level. To learn more about the findings and recommendations of this study, click here.
In Zanzibar, UNESCO is also supporting the government to review and revise its 2005 Vocational Education and Training (VET) policy providing assistance to identify solutions, and to strengthen its capacities to implement policy revisions.
For more information on UNESCO’s global support to TVET, click here