It is a great pleasure to share with you the synthesis report of the discussion on TVET in post-conflict and post-disaster situations. The report is the result of the recent UNEVOC e-Forum and was moderated by Karina Veal. The report illustrates that reaching out effectively to individuals whose lives have been disrupted by conflict or disaster takes time, resources and expertise. It furthermore concludes that developing and rebuilding TVET in countries post-conflict and post-disaster requires the involvement of local communities at all stages, ensuring connection to employers, placing emphasis on quality and relevance of training, and taking care to provide opportunities for all sectors of society.

Education for All (EFA) statistics confirm what many TVET practitioners and experts in the developing world already understood – that gains into ‘mainstream’ education and training have been made across the developing world but that large pockets of disadvantage and marginalisation persist. Progress is stronger in settings where simple expansion of provision enables greater participation but remains weaker in settings where a multitude of intersecting issues constrain successful provision and participation. The conditions under which education and training is planned and undertaken are often extremely challenging for all concerned.

You can download the report here: E-Forum Synthesis Report


Posted by Lee Dunn

Academic Staff University of Glasgow and Author of Science Fiction