Sub-Saharan Africa

Countries: Rwanda, Namibia, South Africa, Burundi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Cape Verde, Mozambique, Madagascar, Uganda, Tanzania, Botswana, Ethiopia, Eswatini, Lesotho, Cameroon, Liberia, Senegal, Ghana, Kenya, Sierra Leone, Mauritius, Malawi, Angola, Benin, Guinea, Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Gambia, Mali, Togo, Côte d'Ivoire, Chad, DRC

Sub-Saharan Africa, with a gender gap of 32%, scores third on the overall gender inequality rank. However, within this region there is very widespread performance between countries. For example, consider Rwanda with a gap of 20.9% and the DRC with a gap as high as 42.2%. The country that, globally, has made the most progress this year is Ethiopia. Gender differences in education remain particularly large beyond elementary school.

 

 

Experience of our team members

Our team members have relevant work experience in Rwanda, South Africa, Mozambique, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia and Kenya.

Congo

Capacity building on inclusive value chain management for the potato and maize seed chain and postharvest handling in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Description: Capacity building on inclusive value chain management for the potato and maize seed chain and postharvest handling in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Client: Nuffic (OKP-TMT+.18/00003).

Services rendered: Training in the field on inclusive value chain management, value addition and project management.

Period: Jan 2019 - Dec 2020


Ethiopia

Bright Future in Agriculture (BFA): Enhancing employability and food security in Ethiopia through quality ATVETs in horticulture and dairy.

Description: Bright Future in Agriculture (BFA): Enhancing employability and food security in Ethiopia through quality ATVETs in horticulture and dairy.

Client: Nuffic, Q-Point as a part of the MSM consortium (OKP-ETH-10019).

Services rendered: Value addition, value chain management, linkage private sector and gender mainstreaming.

Period: Jan 2019 - Dec 2021

Ghana

Reviving Agricultural Technical and Vocational Education and Training in Ghana by integrating Farm Institutions (FIs) in the wider agricultural education system with public agricultural colleges and universities

Description: The project aims to contribute to SDG 2: ‘End hunger and children's undernourishment, double smallholder productivity and income, and ensure the sustainability and resilience of food production systems by 2030’ by realising the following outcome: ATVET/HE organisations perform their core tasks better, firmly embedded in their environment (in line with Ghanaian, regional specific labour market needs & aiming at inclusiveness).

Client: Nuffic, Q-Point as a part of the MSM consortium (OKP-GHA-10030).

Services rendered: Value addition, value chain management, labour market need assessment, linkage private sector and gender mainstreaming.

Period: Jun 2019 - Dec 2021

Kenya

Strengthening skills and training capacity in horticulture in Kenya.

Description
: It is based on the fundamental notion that improving the quality and employability of A-TVET graduates should be based on the needs in the labour market. Bukura Agricultural College, Egerton University and Latia are capacitated to introduce gender-sensitive and market-driven (blended learning) programmes and perform inclusive value chain management, food safety, production teaching, technology transfer and industry extension (incl. apprenticeships).

Client:  Nuffic, Q-Point as a part of the MSM consortium (OKP-KEN-10017).

Services rendered: Project coordination, value addition, inclusive value chain management, linkage private sector, female talent programme, and gender mainstreaming.

Period: Jun 2019 - Dec 2021

Gender responsive capacity building on sustainable aquaculture production

Description: Gender-responsive capacity building on sustainable aquaculture production with the Department of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries - Makueni County

Client: Nuffic (OKP-TMT.18/00182).

Services rendered: Training in the field of fish production, fish health, inclusive value chain management gender-responsive extension practices and project management.

Period: Jan 2019 – Sep 2019

Feasibility study for a mobile juice press in Kenya

Description: Development of a mobile juice press and taking the 'factory' to waste areas, to enhance value addition at small and medium-sized farmer gate level and minimize nutritious food loss. Targeting women groups.

Client: Netherlands Enterprise Agency - SBIR MJP (SB1SH18017).

Services rendered: Project management, feasibility study focusing on economic, environment and social aspects (including gender dynamics), product development.

Period: Aug 2018 - May 2019

Mozambique

Strengthening entrepreneurship and applying a multi-disciplinary approach to boost food security, production and inclusive value chain development in Gaza with Instituto Superior Politécnico de Gaza (ISPG)

Description: Strengthening entrepreneurship and applying a multi-disciplinary approach to boost food security, production and inclusive value chain development in Gaza with Instituto Superior Politécnico de Gaza (ISPG).

Client: Nuffic (OKP-TMT.18/00206).

Services rendered: Linkage labour market, inclusive value chain management, gender programming, training and project management.

Period: Jan 2019 - Sep 2019

Incubation services for youth and women in Manica to promote agricultural growth and food security

Description: Subjects included: organisational development of business incubation centre ISPM, marketing and growth strategies and positioning, gender programming, inclusive business modelling, facilitating access to finance for youth and women entrepreneurs, product development.

Client: Nuffic TMT (OKP-TMT.20/00043).

Services rendered: Project coordination, programme development, business incubation, inclusive business models, gender programming, blended learning.

Period: Jun 2020 - May 2021

Promoting resource-smart green technologies in technical professional and higher education

Description: Promoting resource-smart green technologies in technical professional and higher education, to increase Mozambique’s food production and nutrition security. Establish a Centre for Innovation and Resource-Smart Green Technologies in Manica (Chimoio) attached to ISPM, where TVET/HE, research institutions, public and private sector partner/collaborate to facilitate innovations, knowledge and skills sharing based on demonstrations of the benefits of resource-smart green technologies for different customer segments including youth and women, gender-sensitive programme delivery, best practice exchange, resource sharing, joint programmes and increasing access for young people and smallholder farmers to skills training and employment creation.

Client: Nuffic, Q-Point as a part of the MSM consortium (OKP-MOZ-10062).

Services rendered: Project coordination, value addition, inclusive value chain management, female talent programme, gender-sensitive programming and linkage private sector.

Period: Jan 2020 – Dec 2021

Rwanda

Strengthening agricultural value chain development in the Congo-Nile Ridge area (CNR)

Description: Strengthening agricultural value chain development in the Congo-Nile Ridge area (CNR) in North-West Rwanda through improved vocational and professional education and training in agriculture with a nexus to water.

Client: OKP Nuffic, Q-Point as a part of the MSM consortium (OKP-RWA-10001).

Services rendered: Value addition, inclusive value chain management, linkage private sector and gender mainstreaming.
Period: Jan 2019 - Dec 2021

South-Africa

Strengthening skills of TVET staff in the food & water nexus, to prepare students for entry into the labour market and/or further HE studies in South Africa

Description: The project combines the promotion of agriculture growth and sustainable & equitable water use. It will concentrate on educating young people in the field of optimising
water usage & climate-smart agriculture.

Client: Nuffic, Q-Point as a part of the MSM consortium (OKP-SAF-10023).

Services rendered: Project coordination, value addition, value chain management, linkage private sector and gender mainstreaming.

Period: Jun 2019 - Dec 2021


Strengthening skills of TVET staff in the food & water nexus, to prepare students for entry into the labour market and/or further HE studies in South Africa

Description: To address via training the lack of skills of emerging commercial farmers and processors in South Africa (especially technology skills – such as the use of IT, data, applications for producing/processing and marketing and entrepreneurial skills) of emerging commercial and small-scale farmers. An important element is the development of blended learning programmes and gender-sensitive programme delivery.

Client: Nuffic TMT+ (OKP-ZAF-20031P).

Services rendered: Project coordination, gender programming, value addition, value chain management, linkage private sector, curriculum development, blended learning.

Period: Oct 2020 - Mar 2022

Tanzania

Strengthening skills and training capacity in the horticulture sector

Description: The project will concentrate on the horticulture sub-sector in Tanzania. It is based on the fundamental notion that improving the quality and employability of A-TVET graduates should be based on the needs in the labour market. In Tanzania, The National Council for Technical Education (NACTE) and three A-TVET colleges will be capacitated to introduce gender-sensitive and market-driven (blended learning) programmes and perform inclusive value chain management, food safety, production teaching, technology transfer and industry extension (incl. apprenticeships).

Client: Nuffic, Q-Point as a part of the MSM consortium (OKP-TZA-10035).

Services rendered: Quality management, food safety, value addition, inclusive value chain management, linkage private sector and gender mainstreaming.

Period: Jun 2019 - Dec 2021

Uganda

Strengthening skills and training capacity in the horticulture sector in Uganda

Description: Main activities of the project are curriculum development, gender mainstreaming programs, training of teachers in activating didactics, strengthening linkages with the horticultural practice, and stimulating horticultural entrepreneurship.

Client: Nuffic, Q-Point as a part of the MSM consortium (OKP-UGA-10021).

Services rendered: Project coordination, value addition, inclusive value chain management, linkage private sector, female talent programme, and gender mainstreaming

Period: Jun 2019 Dec 2021

Zimbabwe

Developing gender friendly and sustainable fresh produce value chains

Description: Developing gender friendly and sustainable fresh produce value chains: building capacity in the Higher Education Institutions of Zimbabwe with requesting organization Chinhoyi University of Technology (CUT).

Client: Nuffic (OKP-TMT.18/00051).

Services rendered: Linkage labour market, gender programming, training and project management.

Period: Aug 2018 - May 2019

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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