|Approval Date||08 Feb 2012|
|Signature Date||15 Mar 2012|
|Planned Completion Date||29 Mar 2019|
|Last Disbursement Planned Date||28 Jun 2019|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|DAC Sector Code||11420|
The Support to Higher Education, Science and Technology (HEST) Project aims to help improve the quality and relevance of skills development in Malawi for job creation and employability of graduates. This project is an investment operation designed to increase access and improve the quality and relevance of HEST in Malawi. It involves the active participation of institutions of learning and industries in skills training at the various target institutions. Its sectoral objective is to develop human resources to promote economic and social development, and reduce poverty in Malawi.
The Support to Higher Education, Science and Technology (HEST) Project's main objective is to improve the quality and relevance of skills development in Malawi for job creation and employability of graduates. The strategic outcomes of the project include: (a) increased access to and use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) through enhanced facilities and services; (b) increased access to Technical, Entrepreneurial, Vocational Education and Training (TEVET) and Higher Education (HE); (c) improved quality and relevance of HEST in target TEVET and HE Institutions with links to the productive sector; (d) improved monitoring and evaluation system in each of the beneficiary institutions linked to the Ministries of Education; Labour, Industry and Trade; and in TEVETA. The project will also include impact evaluations to measure the effectiveness of project interventions in increasing participation and improving retention in HEST, improving the quality of HEST graduates, and strengthen links with the productive sector (including HEST graduates' insertion).
The direct beneficiaries of the improved access to HEST will be graduates from secondary and post-primary school levels, especially female students, prospective employers of graduates, the GoM, and society at large. The TEVET subcomponent will cover all four Government Technical Colleges (Lilongwe, Nasawa, Salima, and Soche). The Higher Education (HE) sub-component will cover Chancellor College, the Polytechnic, and Mzuzu University. The project was designed by incorporating the inputs and advice provided by all beneficiary institutions, the Ministry of Education Science and Technology (MoEST), TEVETA, Civil Society Organizations (CSO) active in the Education sector, the Education Cooperating Partners Group (ECPG) and other relevant stakeholders visited during the Bank’s project formulation missions.
African Development Fund
Nigerian Trust Fund
GOVERNMENT OF MALAWI
|Last Update||02 Mar 2021|
|Name||KGOSIDINTSI Nana Beth Gokwadilwe|
|-15.7527 35.2158||Chiradzulu district|
|-15.6473 34.9396||Blantyre District|
|-11.422 33.9932||Mzuzu University|