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European Development Fund – “Zantchito – Skills for Jobs” Programme – 2021

The “Zantchito-Skills for Jobs” Programme, embedded in the 11th European Development Fund (EDF), is an intervention aimed at addressing the Malawi economy’s need for skilled professionals and providing decent jobs and self-employment opportunities for young Technical, Entrepreneurial and Vocational Education and Training (TEVET) graduates, in particular girls.
5 million euro

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Additional regional information :
  • Countries eligible to the programme: OECD member state or developing countries and territories, as included in the OECD-DAC list of ODA Recipients, which are not members of the G20 group
  • The action must take place in Malawi
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Regions : Africa-Carribean-Pacific, Developing countries, European Economic Area, European Union
Category : Call for proposals
Manager : Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Malawi
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Priorities and funded actions



Priority 1 – To increase access to informal and formal relevant, innovative and labour market oriented TEVET training with particular attention to vulnerable youth through provision of both technical, entrepreneurial, vocational and life skills training

Priority 2 – To promote greater gender and women empowerment, equity and environmental inclusion in the TEVET system through:

Priority 3 – To promote innovation, market-driven and evidence-based approaches in the TEVET sector through improved linkages with the industry and the private sector

Priority 4 – To contribute to diversify and innovate the TEVET offer, including (and not limited to) areas such as Digital/ICT skills and Green TEVET/Climate resilient skills by responding and anticipating the labour market opportunities

Priority 5 – To increase the quality of the TEVET offer as well as the capacities of staff and instructors to meet the labour market requirements

Priority 6 – To promote entrepreneurship and employability skills and the transition of TEVET graduates to decent jobs, being employment and/or self- employment

Priority 7 – To inform the policy dialogue in the TEVET sector through applied research and analysis (labour market assessment, tracers studies, skills gap analysis, solid monitoring and evaluation, etc..) around the responsiveness of the sector to the evolving economic opportunities

Priority 8 – To support collaboration amongst various entities and TEVET providers (public, private, etc.) at different levels to enhance their respective training offer, innovation, exchange of practices as well as operational and financial sustainability (e.g. support to Community Skills Development Centers, Community Technical Colleges and Technical Colleges targeted (and not limited to) by the EU STEP Programme)

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