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Human Resource Development Council (Botswana)

UNEVOC Centre (National Body) since 2015

Human Resource Development Council (HRDC) is the former Tertiary Education Council of Botswana which was established in 2002 and transformed into the Human Resource Development Council in 2013. Its mandate is Planning and Funding for Education and Training in Botswana. It is a semi- autonomous body (parastatal) established under the Ministry of Education and Skills Development and Now Ministry of Tertiary Education Research and Technology. It is amongst others responsible for coordinating the implementation of the National Human Resource Development Strategy (NHRDS), policy advice on education and training, workplace learning, promote internship and apprenticeship, determine approaches to skills development


HRDC`s mission is to advise, plan, fund and coordinate the development of Botswana`s human resources to achieve a knowledge based economy by engaging and integrating stakeholders.


  • Provide for policy advise on all matters of national human resource development
  • Co-ordinate and promote the implementation of the national human resource development strategy
  • Prepare the national human resource development plans
  • Plan and advise on tertiary education financing and workplace learning.

Regular tasks

Oversee development and implementation of human resource development plans

Fund education and training

Research and innovation

Provide skills development, internships and apprenticeship

Focus and interest

Work area

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


Who are the beneficiaries of the UNEVOC Centre's work?
  Secondary focus
Primary focus
Policy makers
Primary focus
Private sector
Primary 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 contribute
   Interested to learn
OER and Online Learning
  Interested to contribute
Equity of access in TVET
Interested to lead
Gender equality in TVET
Interested to lead
Fostering entrepreneurship
  Interested to contribute
Industry 4.0 / Smart production
  Interested to contribute

Activity interest

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


Human Resource Development Council (Botswana) (HRDC)
Peolwane, Block 7, Gaborone
Block 7, Gaborone, Botswana
0000 Gaborone, Botswana


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Head of UNEVOC Centre
Meshack Tafa
Acting CEO

UNEVOC Coordinator
Dr Matthews Phiri
Head, Strategy and Business Development

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7 December 2021
HRDC, Botswana organized TVET Pitso 2021 to provide a platform for stakeholders to dialogue on issues relevant to the transformation of TVET as a viable avenue for skills development and employment creation. Participants were exposed to new concepts in the area of digital technology and the 4IR as well as GIZ's new e-learning platform – Atingi. Access the full conference report.
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