Thematic Areas: Youth Employment | Greening TVET | Access, Equity & Quality | TVET in a Digital World | Further Themes
Our Key Programmes & Projects: i-hubs: Skills for Innovation Hubs | YEM: Youth Employment in the Mediterranean | BILT: Bridging Innovation and Learning in TVET | UNEVOC TVET Leadership Programme | WYSD: World Youth Skills Day
Past Activities: TVET Global Forums
Ensuring an inclusive and gender-responsive learning environment is a goal of technical and vocational institutions in Malawi. Outlined are guidelines intended for administrators and instructors in technical, entrepreneurial and vocational education and training (TEVET) centres. The guidelines are to assist each training institution in their planning and decision-making processes, including in their use of finances and human resources. Implementation of the guidelines will result in the promotion of inclusion and gender equality in Malawi’s technical training centres. It is acknowledged that the implementation of a number of the guidelines will involve coordination and cooperation with both the Ministry of Labour, Youth, Sports, and Manpower Development (MoLYSMD) and the Technical, Entrepreneurial and Vocational Education Training Authority (TEVETA). The guidelines are divided into the following sections: Governance and Management; Career Guidance; Student and Staff Induction Programmes; Teaching and Learning; Hostel Accommodation; Provision of Bursaries and Scholarships; Infrastructure Improvements; Security, Safety and Health; Gender-Based Violence and Students’ Well-being; and Transition to Work or Self-Employment. A number of the identified actions are found in several sections, indicating both their importance and their effect on numerous areas of college life. The guidelines are developed based on the findings from a study supported by the Skills and Technical Education Programme (STEP) on gender and inclusion in the TEVET system, conducted in October and November 2017. STEP encourages the Principals’ Forum to provide overall support and guidance in the implementation of these guidelines.