Eritrea - Skills Development for Employability and Entrepreneurship Project

Project Summary

Approval Date 03 Mar 2015
Signature Date 06 May 2015
Planned Completion Date 30 Jun 2024
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Social
DAC Sector Code 11110
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 13,500,000
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The proposed Eritrea Support to Skills Development for Employability and Entrepreneurship (SSDEE) is designed to assist the Government of the State of Eritrea (GoSE)’s commitment to improve equitable access, quality and relevance of Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in the country. The outcome of the project is to increase the supply of qualified male and female technicians needed by the Eritrean economy. The key outputs of the project are to train 1,400 graduates in two new formal TVET schools established under the project, and 5,000 students in non-formal TVET program by 2020. Additionally, 180 teachers and 60 managers/staff will be trained on relevant areas. Mentoring and training on gender policy will be given to 200 women in science technology. The project will be implemented over a five year period.

Project Objectives

The development objective of the project is to enhance human resources development with a gender perspective through skilled labor force in order to support inclusive economic growth. The specific objective of the project is to contribute to increased access, improved quality and equity of technical vocational education and training.


A total of 6,840 persons will benefit initially from the project directly. The primary beneficiaries of the project will be students enrolled in the institutions supported by the project. The beneficiaries of the two schools will be about 1,400 students (50% female). These will be national schools, and students from all regions of the country will benefit from the education provided. Additionally, 5000 students will enrol in non-formal TVET programs. Other beneficiaries of the project will include about 240 TVET teachers/staff, comprising 180 TVET teachers (40% female) and 60 TVET managers (40% female) who will receive training that will upgrade their qualifications and enhance their capacities to fulfil their duties more effectively.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Government Of Eritrea
Ministry of Education


IATI identifier 46002-P-ER-IA0-001
Last Update 31 Jan 2023


Contact Details

Name CHIKOKO Mulle

Geographic Location

Country Eritrea
Coordinates Location Name
16.5 37.5 Anseba Region
14.83333 38.83333 Debub Region
15.25 37.5 Gash-Barka Region
15.33333 38.91667 Maekel Region
14.88333 38.81667 Mendefera Subregion
16 39 Northern Red Sea Region
13.75 41.5 Southern Red Sea Region