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Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development

UNEVOC Centre (Ministry) since 2005

Major area of activity:

  • Direct and lead the development of long and short-term plans of Teacher Education and TVET ih tandem with the Ministry’s Strategic Plan.
  • Plan and prepare programmes on human and capital development in Teacher Education and TVET.
  • Monitor and evaluate the implementation of programmes in Teacher Education and TVET
  • Maintain high quality standards in teaching and learning programmes in tertiary colleges
Principal Activities of the Ministry are to produce competent high level manpower through an effective quality higher and tertiary education and training system whose products are agents of development, social transformation and competitiveness in Zimbabwe and abroad.

The Department of Technical and Vocational Education formulates and disseminates policies that influence the establishment of an efficient national TVET System. It establishes major activities of institutions and consults stakeholders to meet national goals. It conducts surveys and skills audits in order to advise institutions on the country´s manpower needs. It is responsible for maintaining a responsive information system on TVET programmes implemented by the ministry.

The TVET Dept assists TVET institutions in designing and maintaining local infromation systems for their purposes, head office and stakeholders such as industry and commerce. The Dept also evaluates and determines the impact of TVET policies and programmes in relation to industry and commerce.

Focus and interest

Work area

Which of the following fields is the UNEVOC Centre working on?
Sharing knowledge about TVET
  Secondary focus
Developing knowledge
Primary focus
Developing and building capacities
Primary focus


Who are the beneficiaries of the UNEVOC Centre's work?
Primary focus
Primary focus
Policy makers
Primary focus
Private sector
  Secondary focus

Engagement interest

What is the highest level of engagement the Centre is interested in in the following fields?
Greening of TVET institutions and skills
Interested to lead
Interested to lead
OER and Online Learning
Interested to lead
Equity of access in TVET
Interested to lead
Gender equality in TVET
Interested to lead
Fostering entrepreneurship
Interested to lead
Industry 4.0 / Smart production
  Interested to contribute

Activity interest

Which types of activities is the UNEVOC Centre most interested in?
Capacity development projects
  Moderately interested
Policy oriented projects
Highly interested
Knowledge development
  Moderately interested
Workshops and conferences
  Moderately interested

Regional collaboration interest

What are the UNEVOC Centre's collaboration interests?
Within my cluster
Highly interested
With Africa
Highly interested
With the Arab States
  Moderately interested
With Asia and the Pacific
  Moderately interested
With Europe, CIS and North America
  Moderately interested
With Latin America and the Caribbean
  Moderately interested


Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development (MHTESTD)
Cnr Samora Machel Avenue and Simon Muzenda Street


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Head of UNEVOC Centre
Johnsai Tandi Dewah
Acting Principal Director Academic Affairs

UNEVOC Coordinator
Christopher Mudzingwa
Principal Manpower Planning and Development Officer

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27 October 2015
UNEVOC attends Regional Meeting in Harare and Mutare, Zimbabwe
From 14 to 16 October, 60 participants from eight countries representing ministries, youth organisations, NGOs and other UN agencies met in Harare and Mutare in Zimbabwe for a Regional TVET Meeting.
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