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These are in place to enable Ugandans to gain skills that are relevant to the world of work.
What Are The Skills Development Projects?
The ARSDP & USDP are flagship projects, developed by the Government of Uganda through the Ministry of Education and Sports (MoES) to initiate the initial reforms towards skilling Ugandans. These projects were particularly designed to support the implementation of the Ten (10) year BTVET Skilling Uganda Strategic Plan (2012-2022).
NB: The projects are funded with financial support from the World Bank.
The Uganda Skills Development Project (USDP)
The Uganda Skills Development Project (USDP) is a $100M project, designed to enhance the capacity of institutions to deliver high-quality and demand-driven training programmes in the Agricultural, Construction and Manufacturing sectors. USDP was purposed to create a scalable model for high-quality vocational` and technical training which is linked to labour market needs for the specified sectors. The USDP commenced in 2016 and will close in December 2021.
The USDP Project has four components.
1. Institutionalizing systematic reforms in Skills Development.
2. Improving Quality and Relevance of Skills Development.
3. Employer-led short-term training and recognition of prior learning (Implemented by the Skills Development Fund-SDF/Private Sector Foundation Uganda-PSFU
4. Project Management, Monitoring and Evaluation.
Key USDP Achievements
Albertine Region Sustainable Development Project (ARSDP)
The Albertine Region Sustainable Development Project (ARSDP) is a $145M, multi-sectoral project World Bank funded project, implemented by Uganda National Roads Authority, the Ministry of Lands and Transport, and the Ministry of Education and Sports. The Project was designed to support ongoing initiatives in the Albertine region through improving Regional and Local Access to infrastructure, Markets and skills development.
1. Regional Access and Connectivity.
2. Local Access, Planning and Development.
3. Skills Access and Upgrading
Component 3 of the ARSDP ($27M) falls under the Ministry of Education and Sports. It is aimed at improving skills access and upgrade in the Albertine Region.
Achievements under Component 3
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