“Capacity Building
processes to support education and curriculum innovation”

Changing lives, opening minds, enlarging the horizon !

 « Capacity building »or capacity building is an English term that was defined by Van Geene (2003) as “the process by which individuals, groups, organizations, institutions and societies increase their abilities to: :

1) Perform basic functions, solve problems, define and achieve goals ;

2) To understand and respond to their development needs, in a broader context and in a sustainable way.

OBJECTIVE OF THE PROGRAM :To strengthen the capacity of higher education and education stakeholders in general to design and implement innovative educational pathways that meet the needs of today’s and tomorrow’s job market .

Globalization

Globalization and the acceleration of the economy make the skills obsolete in shorter and shorter deadlines. Companies are finding it increasingly difficult to find employees with the necessary skills for their economic development. Budget constraints prevent academic institutions from providing the necessary and indispensable means for educational innovation, the development of new programs that meet the requirements of companies. This results in the massive casualization of young graduates.

SHORTAGE OF SKILLS

The shortage of technical skills remains the major problem in most countries, but it must be borne in mind that it ultimately reflects the inadequacy of skills acquired in school curricula with the needs of enterprises. According to a survey of experts from 36 African countries on the major challenges of young people in the labor market, 54% of them identify as a major barrier to employment skills mismatch between what the applicants have to offer and what employers require. Similarly, 41% report as a major obstacle the general lack of skills among jobseekers (AEO-Country Experts Servey 2012).

ACCOMPANIMENT

The capacity building program aims to help educational managers and academic institutions to develop high quality content in order to effectively support vocational training and lifelong learning. It becomes essential to train academic leaders (teachers, pedagogical directors, etc.) to design and develop educational content, but also to create learning processes that will be useful for their pupils and students, in order to better prepare them to the professional world.

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