Training systems


  • Developing vocational training to better integrate young people

    The Government of Benin has set out to overhaul and adapt the vocational training system in order to help their integration... The problems are the outdated reference training systems, the virtual absence of practical modules, the lack of equipment, the low level of retraining of trainers. The number of students currently in vocational training is estimated at 30 000. This figure is lower than demand for training and highlights the challenges faced by the technical and vocational education system in terms of both the number of places and the match between training provision and demand from professionals
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  • A €4m grant to develop distance teacher training (July the 7th, 2011 Board of Directors)

    In order to break away from the traditional system of continuous training, which leads to a loss of content with high costs, the Francophone Initiative of Distance Training of Teachers (IFADEM), launched in 2006 by the Association of Francophone Universities (AUF) and the International Organization of Francophonie (OIF), has developed an innovative training system designed to directly reach teachers, which focuses on improving their skills and teaching practices
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  • What Vocational Training for What Development in the French Overseas Communities' Focales n°12, June 2012

    The situation is marked by the complexity of vocational training systems and mechanisms, which have been designed in mainland France for mainland France... Stakeholders in the education system have a great deal of autonomy in defining initial vocational training provision, with little reference to the needs of the labor market
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    The issues in reforming vocational training systems. Vocational training must hinge on the economic system in order to successfully meet market needs... In promoting approaches for reforming education systems it is therefore imperative to consider vocational training as a full component of education systems (and not as simply a way to find solutions for the failure of many young people unable to follow general education)
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    The issues in reforming vocational training systems. Vocational training must hinge on the economic system in order to successfully meet market needs... In promoting approaches for reforming education systems it is therefore imperative to consider vocational training as a full component of education systems (and not as simply a way to find solutions for the failure of many young people unable to follow general education)
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  • Innovative approaches to improve training for young people in Cameroon

    AFD and the Government of Cameroon are earmarking part of France's Debt Reduction-Development Contract (C2D) for the development of a new vocational training system... Cameroon, like most countries in Sub Saharan Africa, has a training system which does not sufficiently meet the training needs of young people and the needs of companies for a skilled labor force: system undersized, obsolete training facilities, trainers who have not benefited from in-service retraining for a very long time, etc
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  • Press Releases

    The current performances of Senegal's education and vocational training system are unsatisfactory and inadequate... In order to break away from the traditional system of continuous training, which leads to a loss of content with high costs, the Francophone Initiative of Distance Training of Teachers (IFADEM), launched in 2006 by the Association of Francophone Universities (AUF) and the International Organization of Francophonie (OIF), has developed an innovative training system designed to directly reach teachers, which focuses on improving their skills and teaching practices
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  • News from the Research Department of AFD

    It is shown that the capacity of the formal vocational training system is unlikely to be adequate for the provision of services that reach the poorest segments of the rural labour force, despite significant improvements brought about by ongoing reform processes. The analysis of Uganda's strategy for agricultural education, as well as its agricultural extension system, points to the need for a more comprehensive approach to rural skills development, which can respond to the skills needs of smallholder farmers and agricultural wage workers
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  • News from the Research Department of AFD

    It is shown that the capacity of the formal vocational training system is unlikely to be adequate for the provision of services that reach the poorest segments of the rural labour force, despite significant improvements brought about by ongoing reform processes. The analysis of Uganda's strategy for agricultural education, as well as its agricultural extension system, points to the need for a more comprehensive approach to rural skills development, which can respond to the skills needs of smallholder farmers and agricultural wage workers
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  • An innovative partnership to meet new public health challenges in East Africa

    Training and research: a priority The Aga Khan University Hospital in Nairobi completes this cutting-edge technological system with an ambitious training and research program in cardiology and cancer treatment, which contributes to making up for the shortcomings of the public training system in these areas
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