C2D was mandated by UNESCO as part of the BEAR Project (Better Education for Africa's Rise Project) to design a technical and vocational education and training management information system (TEVET-MIS). Based on a contextual analysis and an assessment of user needs, the purpose of the assignment is to design a management information system allowing various stakeholders (ministries and publics organizations responsible for TEVET planning and management, training institutions, students, and private companies) to make informed decisions on public policies, resources allocation or career guidance in the area of technical and vocational education and training.
This mandate is in line with the UNESCO TEVET strategy whose goal is to “support the efforts of Member States to enhance the relevance of their TVET systems”. One of the challenges is to update the technical and vocational training to better match training with employment, through the strengthening of the educational partnership between training institutions and businesses.
C2D’s technical assistance covers: (i) Analysis of the current situation; (ii) Needs assessment regarding the governance system, content (statistics and indicators), and the technical environment; and (iii) Design of the TEVET-MIS. Validation of findings, needs, and elements of the TEVET-MIS design by various stakeholders in Zambia also constitute important components of C2D’s assignment.