Support to Countries

In line with its wider objectives, the ACQF works in cooperation and complementarity with AU countries and offers commensurate support to national entities in charge of the NQF (on demand).
Supporting the NQF development process in Guiné-Bissau. Presentations, reports, handbook. Supporting the NQF development process in Guiné-Bissau. Presentations, reports, handbook.

The ACQF project and Guiné-Bissau have started cooperation towards development of the National Qualifications Framework. The 1st NQF workshop in Guiné-Bissau was successfully conducted on 5-6 July 2022, under the auspices of the Minister of Education, who officially opened the event and recalled the importance of the NQF to support the wider education and training reforms. This workshop counted on active participation of over 30 representatives of all key institutions, Chamber of Commerce, EU Delegation, UNICEF and was co-organised by ACQF and the project RESET. The outputs of the workshop include the roadmap for NQF development and the essential inputs to draft the foundations of the NQF concept document. ACQF experts contribute to the ongoing national effort to reinforce the TVET system, supported by RESET, the European Union-supported project implemented by ENABEL. This partnership with a national reform programme, the national stakeholders and international cooperation partners proves the advantages of synergy and complementarity, and will ensure that the future NQF will be embedded in the wider education and training system.

Mozambique builds capacities on National Qualifications Framework, with ACQF contributions Mozambique builds capacities on National Qualifications Framework, with ACQF contributions

Mozambique is advancing towards approval of the new integrated and comprehensive NQF, based on a participative approach which includes all key institutions involved in policy making and implementation in the education and training sector, employment and labour market policies, and different education providers. In this context development of capacities among stakeholders is essential. To refresh knowledge and understanding on national qualifications and the NQF, the National Council for Quality Evaluation of Higher Education (CNAQ) implements a programme of monthly capacity building and debate webinars with the stakeholders, with regular contributions of the ACQF project. Mutual learning contributes to mutual trust.

Democratic Republic of Congo: Supporting the starting reflections on the NQF. Democratic Republic of Congo: Supporting the starting reflections on the NQF.

DRC is committed to develop and operationalise the NQF. The ministry of vocational training and trades started an exchange of views with ACQF project at the SADC Joint Meeting of Ministers of Education Science Technology and Innovation (14-17/June 2022, in Lilongwe, Malawi) regarding possibilities of cooperation on the starting NQF reflection and dialogue process. A first webinar is scheduled for 22 July 2022.