Videos publicados por INTUR sobre recientes inauguraciones de Infraestructuras turísticas públicas (ITP) en el marco del proyecto Ruta del Cafe - Fase II.
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Videos publicados por INTUR sobre recientes inauguraciones de Infraestructuras turísticas públicas (ITP) en el marco del proyecto Ruta del Cafe - Fase II.
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Afin d’améliorer la performance des acteurs de la Formation professionnelle et technique (FPT) et de l’Artisanat pour qu’ils soient à même de réaliser les objectifs qui leur sont assignés, un plan unique de renforcement des capacités (PRDC) du dispositif ministériel vient d’être achevé le 4 février 2016. Il couvre, en plus du renforcement des compétences, les aspects matériels, la disponibilité de ressources et divers volets et outils nécessaires au management et à une meilleure gestion du secteur.
La Formation professionnelle et technique et l’Artisanat (FPTA) du Sénégal évolue dans un contexte marqué par une faible croissance économique, une économie dominée par le secteur informel et une pression très forte sur le marché du travail. Ces éléments, ajoutés à la faiblesse de la productivité et à l’insuffisance de l’investissement du secteur privé, font que les secteurs de la FPT et de l’Artisanat doivent opérer les changements nécessaires pour devenir les véritables leviers d’un développement économique et social réel et inclusif. En effet, l’amélioration de la performance de la FPT et de celui de l’artisanat impacte fortement sur l’évolution économique du pays en contribuant significativement à la lutte contre la pauvreté et l’exclusion.
C’est dans ce cadre que le Sénégal a élaboré, en septembre 2015, une nouvelle stratégie de développement des secteurs de la FPT et de l’artisanat. Le plan de développement stratégique (2016-2020) constitue le nouvel outil de gestion inscrit dans la logique du Plan Sénégal émergent (PSE). Il appelle à une réactualisation des priorités dans le secteur de la FPT, de l’apprentissage et de l’artisanat en lien avec les orientations déclinées dans ce plan.
Synergie des partenaires autour du renforcement de capacités
Deux particularités ont caractérisé le processus d’élaboration du PRDC :
Un processus participatif et consensuel
Chacune de ces phases a constitué une étape distincte avec ses produits et livrables selon une démarche participative.
Pour ce qui concerne son élaboration proprement dite, le plan de renforcement de capacités a été construit comme une réponse à des faiblesses constatées au niveau des différentes fonctions remplies par le dispositif de la FPTA.
Au niveau de chaque fonction, un diagnostic a été effectué auprès des différentes structures du Ministère : l’ensemble des services centraux et des services rattachés, deux inspections d’académie, trois établissements de formation de formateurs, 11 Établissements de Formation professionnelle et technique (EFPT) et une Maison de l’Outil (MO).
Chaque fonction a été analysée pour en déterminer les faiblesses et proposer des actions de RC aux plans institutionnel, organisationnel et individuel.
Afin de rendre la mise en œuvre du PRDC plus aisée et d’en faciliter le suivi, certains aspects ont fait l’objet d’approfondissements. On peut citer :
Soucieux de son opérationnalisation et de son articulation avec le Plan de Développement stratégique de la FPTA et le Document de Planification pluriannuelle des Dépenses (DPPD), le Ministère (appuyé par le programme SEN/028) va organiser au cours du mois de février un atelier pour l’élaboration du Plan de Travail annuel (PTA) 2016 consolidé et du PTA 2017 initial en s’inscrivant ainsi dans le contexte de la réforme des finances publiques en cours dans l’espace UEMOA. Cet atelier donnera le départ de la mise en œuvre du PRDC via une première formation des acteurs impliqués dans la planification et le suivi-évaluation des différents programmes au sein du ministère. Et ce, pour une meilleure connaissance et maîtrise des outils relatifs à la préparation des services à l’entrée en vigueur des directives de l’UEMOA liées aux finances publiques.
1 Le BOM est une structure d’étude, d’appui et de conseil, placée sous l’autorité du Ministre Secrétaire général de la Présidence de la République.↑ Haut de la page
The project is conducting a training needs analysis (TNA) that will be finalised in February 2016 with the aim of promoting VET in line with labour market needs, gathering data for evidence-based decision-making. This effort, one of several such donor-funded initiatives in the sector of Education, should lead to crucial orientations supporting the CoCs in the perspective of sustainability. For instance, the diversification of the CoCs’ educational offer through short courses and post-secondary programmes will gain further impulse. These should not only allow the CoCs matching their purpose as multifunctional Centres offering flexible training to different target groups, but also generating income.
In February 2016 the Riinvest Institute and Kosovo Chamber of Commerce, after a sophisticated process of data collection and analysis, in collaboration with LuxDev, private sector representatives and local stakeholders, will deliver the final report of the TNA. At the end of the study, clear overviews should be available of: effective (solvent) VET demand in selected sectors and potential corresponding financing sources; VET needs and potential financing sources; and market segmentation for each CoC describing the nexus Client/Service/Technology. The TNA will be an important point of reference and input for all initiatives oriented towards VET and Labour market and implementing agencies.
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With the beginning of September 2015, the new academic year got started. For the first time in CoC Ferizaj, students are enrolled across all three grades of initial VET programmes, and as it happens, 494 youngsters follow their educational paths in eight different Health Care profiles. 120 of them are making their first steps in five of the offered programmes. In CoC Prizren, 299 students, including the new second generation adding up to 195 registrations, are preparing themselves for Economy, Trade, and Travel and Tourism. These three sectors cover in total seven different profiles.
According to the objective of making young people ready for the labour market, hands-on training in the CoCs and in labour providing institutions will hallmark the students' learning process. For practical training, both CoCs are well-equipped. For professional practice, the Centres rely on partnership agreements. While CoC Ferizaj concluded to date a multitude of collaborations with private and public institutions, CoC Prizren successfully formalised its nine agreements this year. Finally, it should be noted that both CoCs will benefit from some degree of continuity, since the contracts of teaching staff members have been extended.
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The IFAD funded Soum Son Seun Jai (SSSJ) Programme, which is co-funded by the Luxembourg Government through LAO/026 project, aims at contributing to the reduction of extreme poverty and hunger in two provinces in Laos targeting 17.000 poor rural households living in 225 target villages.
The programme has recently launched an innovative video series linking agriculture and nutrition. These series allow the programme to scale up the support to its nutrition sensitive interventions by reaching out to a large number of poor households in a consistent and efficient manner using broadcasting technology.
Currently, every second child in the rural areas in Laos is severely malnourished or stunted. Malnutrition rates are particularly high among the SSSJ target group living in remote rural areas and ethnic minority communities. Nutrition education is crucial in fighting the current epidemic malnutrition. However, in the past the effectiveness of nutrition education in Laos was limited because of a lack of appealing educational materials that are available in local languages. The SSSJ-LAO/026 project has responded to this need by developing an innovative video tool kit that emphasizes on key messages customized to remote and rural areas. The video tool kit is made available in local languages like Lao, Hmong and Khamu. LAO/026 project has co-financed the production, particularly in making the videos available in local languages. Moreover, LAO/026 advisers have been instrumental in providing technical advice and in facilitating the shooting and production of the video series.
The series contain 12 short videos that all address specific themes regarding nutrition, from food production to consumption. Various agricultural production topics such as chicken raising, fish raising, vegetable production are covered. A particular note is also made regarding the availability of healthy and nutritious food from the wild. Production oriented messages are merged with messages that encourage consumption of healthy food instead of instant food readily available on the market. The videos also provide dietary recommendations and nutritious recipes for homemade dishes. As only showing/viewing the videos will not be sufficient to create behavioral change among the targeted groups, additional materials like discussion guidelines and posters are developed to facilitate focused discussions and dialogue with villagers to better understand the problem and raise their awareness to hopefully change to a more healthy diet. The complete package is broadly distributed and enthusiastically received by other organizations and already used by UNICEF, the World Food Programme, the Food and Agricultural Organization and non-governmental organization like Care and Plan International.
In order for the messages to appeal to rural villagers and not be another “boring extension message”, the videos are packaged into a rural soap opera that plays in one of the project target villages.
There are Phone and Xay who secretly fall in love; a grumpy grandmother who wants everything the way it was, because she is fond of the saying “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks”; a clever husband who learns from his daughter to pick nutritious wild foods and build up his physical strength by eating healthy food. There is Noy, a health volunteer and wonderful cook, who is advising pregnant and breast feeding friends. Absolute star of the series is the little Sonephet who, after a delicious homemade bean snack, scored a goal against the Lao national soccer team.
All actors are villagers from SSSJ target villages, increasing the real life appearance and making it easier for rural people to identify with the messages the series want to share.
The videos (Lao version with English sub-titles) are uploaded on YouTube and can be found at: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLeO0-UIO6Q-76Z58Pv9XGTKct-fC-oOS8
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Representatives from the Uganda Ministry of Health (MOH) visited Hanoi for the first time at the beginning of January to conduct a study tour to learn from our Vietnam’s successful Expanded Programme on Immunizations (EPI). The group of five delegates attended a presentation at the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology (NIHE). The former Chief Technical Adviser of the support project to the NIHE (VIE/025) was also present to exchange on the lessons learnt. The groups visited a national vaccine storage facility used to receive and distribute vaccinations as the first link in the nationwide vaccine cold chain extending to 5,000 communes, 700 districts and 63 provincial level cold chain facilities which were equipped primarily under the long standing Luxembourg support lasting over a decade. The EPI programme received support from the Luxembourg Government between 1995 and 2012, as well as other organizations like WHO, UNICEF, JICA and GAVI.
“We feel that Vietnam has come a long way in trying to understand the team performance of the cold chain systems, which we are not doing back home,” said Dr. Luzze Henry, acting manager of Uganda’s National EPI. “We will be able to learn from this and take this practice back home.”
NIHE, PATH and LuxDev representatives discussed the implementation and maintenance of the EPI programme, which has improved drastically in the last decade. Over the years, Vietnam has grown and enhanced its vaccine cold chain, the process by which vaccinations are stored and transported in refrigerated equipment to ensure that they are safely delivered to patients.
Joanie Robertson, Technical Adviser of vaccine and pharmaceutical technologies at PATH, Geneva, Switzerland helped to coordinate the meeting in order for the Ugandan MOH EPI team to learn about the successes and challenges Vietnam faced while expanding its cold chain model.
“We had a meeting, and they shared a picture from both sides, and one of the main thing is getting the Government to commit sufficient resources – that’s a common challenge that they both have”, Robertson said of the Ugandan and Vietnamese agencies. “They both introduced new vaccines in the last 10 years, and that’s also a challenge.”
Vietnam introduced two new vaccines in 2014 to protect citizens from Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) and measles-rubella (MR). Prior to that, Vietnam made strides in its vaccination programme by eradicating polio in 2000, followed by maternal and neonatal tetanus in 2005. The nation has also greatly reduced the rate of measles, Hepatitis B and other diseases that are targeted by the EPI programme.
Vietnam’s current cold chain model is unrecognizable from the system it had in 2009. At that time, only 57% of the 179 refrigerators in one northern province of Vietnam were functional. The distance of transporting vaccinations was an issue, as well as outdated equipment powered by gas. The system lacked systematic monitoring and documentation of equipment, clear responsibilities and communication, and resources to make repairs to equipment.
The project VIE/025 tackled these issues by training provincial and national equipment managers to manage and maintain the cold chain equipment. It also provided a set of tools and basic spare parts to all 63 provinces, and the maintenance of the equipment was outsourced during the span of the project. Equipment was added and upgraded, and all areas of the country now have reliable electricity-powered facilities.
Perhaps most importantly, the project focused on the importance of strengthening personnel, which is the true key to the EPI programme’s success, according to Raja Chowdhry, former Chief Technical Adviser to VIE/025:
“Our objective was to change the mindset of the staff. That was the first step,” Chowdhry said. “EPI in Vietnam has a successful programme – the programme side is very good, and I saw that they meet often, but they didn’t talk about all the EPI numbers and vaccinations. They never talked about how it is done, what are the logistics. So our first success was after years of trying, when EPI started to report the functional levels of the refrigerators in the facilities, which was the first success. Now they have received the message that it’s also important to report on how the cold chain is functioning at each level.”↑ Haut de la page
From 25 November through 10 December, Human Rights Day, the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence aim to raise public awareness and mobilizing people everywhere to bring about change.
Starting November 25, UN Women promotes the global 16-day ORANGE campaign, which aims to put this violence against women and girls in the spotlight, through many different actions and interventions by governments, civil society organisations, private businesses and individuals worldwide.
Studies and statistics demonstrate that such action is also necessary in Vietnam, where a study found out, that one in three women are beaten or sexually abused by their husbands or partners. If emotional abuse is added, the figure goes up to six out of ten. Further, a recent small-scale survey conducted in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City found that 87% of women and girls interviewed had experienced some form of sexual harassment in public places.
As a local development project in TT Hue province, VIE/033 takes a strong focus on women. Indeed, in spite of the overall achievements in socio-economic development, poverty remains a fact of life for many people and women are over-represented. Furthermore, many women who are not officially categorised as ‘poor’ or ‘near-poor’, are most vulnerable and at risk of falling into poverty quickly from the moment something goes wrong – for example as a result of a climate or weather-related event, to which the province is prone to.
The project, therefore, supports and works closely with the Women’s Union, specifically on the broad issues of Gender Equality and Women’s Economic Empowerment. As part of that support, we decided to jointly engage in the global campaign as well as "Orange Hue City".
The main event of this 16-day campaign took place on Campaign Day, in the morning of 5 December, at TT Hue’s main cultural centre, with music and dance performances, speeches by provincial leaders, the UN Women Country Representative and Lux-Development. They were joined by a campaign team of 500 enthusiasts – every single one of them dressed in the colour of the day.
Thousands of leaflets were distributed at key places around the city, and an Orange parade on bicycles rode the city’s streets, which had been decorated in the colours of the 16-day campaign and brought the Campaign Day to an impressive close.
As the UN Women’s Country Representative stated in her speech: “fear of violence leads women to withdraw from society and from jobs, and causes girls to drop out of school”. Through this Orange campaign, and the wide media coverage in newspapers and on TV, people’s awareness about the forms and level of violence against women and girls, and what action can be taken against it, has been raised. In combination with the active support of the local authorities to tackle the issues, we are hopeful that it will contribute to a safer environment for women and girls and foster their socio-economic prospects.
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(Published by the Ministry of European Integration, Kosovo)
On 30 November 2015 a High Level Partnership Commission between the Government of Kosovo and the Government of Luxembourg took place in Luxembourg.
During the meeting, the delegations discussed the progress and challenges in the implementation of the Luxembourg assistance in Kosovo in the areas of vocational education and training, health as well as water and sanitation.
Regarding the health sector, delegations discussed the health sector strategy and establishment of the Health Information System. For the education sector, progress has been reviewed in the operationalization of the Vocational Education & Training Agency and Centers of Competence. In the water sector, Kosovo confirmed co-financing of joint infrastructural projects, whereas the Luxembourg delegation asked for courageous steps to be taken in the improvement of water management in Kosovo. Delegations also discussed future technical assistance, potential support to civil society and potential exchanges between Kosovo and Luxembourg universities.
The Head of the Kosovo delegation, Mr. Ramadan Ilazi, Deputy Minister of European Integrations said: “Luxembourg has continuously been a strong supporter of the Kosovo European integration agenda. Furthermore, Luxembourg has allocated around EUR 24 million to support the efforts undertaken to reform Kosovo. Three sectors of our joint work are some of the key Government priorities in the years to come”.
The Head of the Luxembourg delegation, Ambassador Ms Martine Schommer, Director, Department for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Action, Ministry of Foreign an European Affairs of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg said: “Luxembourg remains strongly committed to Kosovo’s development and EU integration. A new four-year development program will be designed for the period 2017-2020 aiming to support Kosovo’s development strategies in various sectors (including health) and to strengthen Kosovo’s civil society”.
Luxembourg welcomed today the ratification of two agreements in the sectors of health and water by the Assembly.
Luxembourg will have granted Kosovo EUR 48 million of assistance in the period between 2013-2020.
The next High Level Partnership Commission will take place in Pristina in 2016.
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Desde el pasado mes de abril de 2014 la Cooperación luxemburguesa, a través del proyecto NIC/026 “Fortalecimiento Institucional de la Educación Técnica y Formación Profesional en Hotelería & Turismo”, apoya en este sector al INATEC ente rector de la Educación Técnica y Formación Profesional (ETFP) en Nicaragua. El principal resultado del proyecto es la remodelación del Hotel Escuela Casa Luxemburgo (HECL) e incluirá el apoyo a siete aulas de Hotelería & Turismo repartidas en otros tantos departamentos del país.
Este proyecto se ampliará a partir de enero de 2016, con un presupuesto adicional de 6 000 000 de Euros y una prolongación de tiempo hasta finales de 2017, todo ello enmarcado dentro de la extensión del III Programa Indicativo de Cooperación (PIC 2015-2017); ascendiendo a 10 500 000 Euros el monto total destinado al Fortalecimiento Institucional de la ETFP.
Esta nueva ampliación asume las actividades que se habían previsto en el proyecto NIC/026 original, incluyendo además los siguientes resultados: (i) apoyar integralmente cuatro centros de formación del INATEC convirtiéndolos en “centros de referencia”, (ii) apoyar la implantación/mantenimiento de los sistemas de gestión de calidad en INATEC central y 14 centros, (iii) reforzar las capacidades en aquellos departamentos del INATEC central de interés en relación con los resultados del proyecto y (iv) mejorar las relaciones e imagen de la Educación Técnica y Formación Profesional en la sociedad nicaragüense.
Gráficos por ordenador
La fecha de finalización del proyecto ampliado coincidirá con el lanzamiento de la programación conjunta que se llevará a cabo junto con la Unión Europea. Enfocados en esta Cooperación conjunta, desde hace un año se realiza una mesa de donantes de ETFP con todos los actores del sector presentes en Nicaragua (AECID, JICA, EU, COSUDE, OEI, USAID, entre otros). El objetivo de esta mesa de donantes es obtener información de los proyectos que se están llevando a cabo en el país y compartir buenas prácticas y experiencias, además de intentar desarrollar actividades de forma conjunta y que en definitiva sirva como instrumento de armonización entre donantes y alineación con las directrices del país. Dentro de este marco, se ha creado una base de datos de donantes que permite visualizar todos los proyectos de educación en Nicaragua, alineados al Plan Estratégico de Educación del país.
Dado que ha sido la primera experiencia de formulación de un proyecto de LuxDev bajo la modalidad de Gestión basada en Resultados (GBR), el equipo ha contado con la asistencia puntual de expertos en la materia. El trabajo ha supuesto un aprendizaje on-the-job para todo el equipo de formulación (incluida la asistencia técnica del proyecto) y será precisa una formación más profunda para aplicar al día a día la Gestión para resultados expresada en el Documento Técnico Financiero.
Este proceso de reformulación del proyecto ha sido responsabilidad de un equipo integrado por el NIC/026 y representantes del socio nacional (INATEC), así como del equipo de la Oficina regional de Managua, consultores expertos y colegas de la sede de Luxemburgo. El equipo del proyecto ha simultaneado el desarrollo de las actividades habituales y el desarrollo de capacitaciones, talleres y reuniones para el proceso de formulación.
Gracias a este trabajo de forma conjunta, paciencia y dedicación ha sido posible la ampliación de este proyecto, con el cual se cumplen diez años de apoyo de la Cooperación luxemburguesa a la Educación Técnica y Formación Profesional en Nicaragua.↑ Haut de la page
LAO/024 Khammouane Local Development Project (KHALODEP) successfully awarded scholarships to 26 selected students of the three project target districts: Boualapha, Mahaxay and Nakai in Khamouane province.
These scholarships are intended to strengthen human potentials and career alternatives through secondary school enrolment support and technical and vocational training. They are specifically aimed at supporting marginalized households whilst ensuring equal access for boys and girls (gender mainstreaming). Indeed the scholarships focus on increasing and ensuring access, enrolment and retention to secondary schools in the target villages.
Pupil signs her enrolment for the scholarship
Although primary schools are operating in each village, or located at a distance affordable for parents to send their children to, this is not the case for secondary schools. Those are less widespread, often offering fewer classes, too far away or simply overcrowded. The attendance by girls and, in some cases, also boys is limited by the family needs in labour and lack of income to make ends meet.
KHALODEP scholarships outreach was made possible through the dynamic collaboration between the project team and the provincial and district Departments of Education and Sports as well as the representative from Thakhek Vocational Training School. All the target districts lower and upper secondary schools were visited with a total of 581 applications received. After screening, which included visits to 114 households, 26 scholarships were granted to students (14 of whom were girls) who best matched the criteria related to poverty and ethnicity.
In the process, two lessons were learned: i) to attract scholarships for vocational training and not only for secondary school education, a different promotion strategy has to be followed next year, and ii) to receive applications from households who currently can’t afford to send their children to secondary school at all, the promotion should not be channelled through the villages’ schools and the village authorities but through direct contact with these households.
From 20 to 22 October 2015, in an official ceremony, the Vice-Governors of Mahaxay, Nakai and Boualapha have handed over the scholarship awards to the students and their parents.
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