Malawi - Support to Higher Education, Science and Technology (HEST) Project


Project Summary

Approval Date 08 Feb 2012
Signature Date 15 Mar 2012
Planned Completion Date 28 Jun 2019
Last Disbursement Planned Date 29 Mar 2019
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Social
DAC Sector Code 11420
Commitment U.A 26,500,000
Status Completion

Project General Description

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.

Project Objectives

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).

Beneficiaries

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.

Participating Organization

Funding
African Development Fund
Funding
Nigerian Trust Fund
Implementing
GOVERNMENT OF MALAWI

Information

IATI identifier 46002-P-MW-IAD-001
Last Update 31 Oct 2019

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Contact Details

Name KGOSIDINTSI Nana Beth Gokwadilwe
Email n.kgosidintsi@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Malawi
Coordinates Location Name
-15.386 35.3188 zomba
-15.8104 35.0227 Soche
-13.7804 34.4587 Salima
-11.4656 34.0207 Mzuzu
-13.9669 33.7872 Lilongwe
-15.7527 35.2158 Chiradzulu district
-15.6473 34.9396 Blantyre District
-15.785 35.0085 Blantyre
-11.422 33.9932 Mzuzu University