ACQF 6th Peer Learning Webinar

Oct 22, 2020
Discussed cases: the evolution of NQFs of two countries with significant experience (Zambia and Cabo Verde), and engaged with two regional qualifications frameworks in Africa (Southern African Development Community and East African Community).
  • When Oct 22, 2020 from 02:00 PM to 04:30 PM (Africa/Johannesburg / UTC200)
  • Where Online - Zoom
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Session 1



Introduction and objectives of webinar

Brief recapitulation of main learnings from previous Webinar

AUC, Mr Chigozie Emmanuel Okonkwo

ACQF project team (Eduarda Castel-Branco, ETF)

14.20-14.50 Session 2


Zambia: an operational NQF making the difference. Main objectives, principles, levels, register of qualifications. Review and further consolidation of the NQF. Covid-19 response.

Ms Mirriam Chiyaba

Zambia Qualifications Authority

Director and Chief Executive Officer

14.50-15.20 Session 3

Cabo Verde: a decade of experience with the NQF. Features and principles of the NQF, governance set-up, national catalogue of qualifications, RPL. New developments in 2020. Covid-19 response.

Mr Amilcar Mendes

Head of Technical Team of

UC-SNQ (Coordination Unit National Qualifications System)



Questions and answers



Session 4

Southern African Development Community Qualifications Framework (SADCQF): growing experience for better qualifications, mutual trust, integration and mobility in SADC. Alignment with SADCQF. Complementarity with national level.

New demands and solutions in the context of Covid-19.

Dr. Sannassee Raja Vinesh

SADC, SPO Education, Skills & Development,

Social & Human Development Directorate


Ms Coleen Jaftha,



Session 5

East Africa Community: experience and new developments for a regional qualifications framework. New demands in relation with Covid-19

Dr James Jowi

Principal Education Officer / East African Community


Session 6

Interactive joint assessment using Mentimeter


Final conclusions and next steps

AUC, Mr Chigozie Emmanuel Okonkwo

ACQF project team, Eduarda Castel-Branco, ETF