ACQF 7th Peer Learning Webinar

Oct 29, 2020
Discussed cases: South African NQF (in implementation for over two decades) and Sierra Leone NQF (in development and consultation). We learned about Europass Digital Credentials. Final experts panel gathered representatives of Mozambique, Seychelles, Democratic Republic of Congo, Senegal, Morocco, Tunisia, and East African Community.
  • When Oct 29, 2020 from 02:00 PM to 04:30 PM (Africa/Johannesburg / UTC200)
  • Where Online - Zoom
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Session 1


Opening. Introduction and objectives of webinar

Overview of the peer learning journey. Video. Presentation

AUC, Mr Chigozie Emmanuel Okonkwo

ACQF project team (Eduarda Castel-Branco, ETF)

13.20-13.50 Session 2


South Africa: Two decades of NQF. Evolution, consolidation. Main features of the NQF. SAQA´s mandate and responsibilities. Registration of qualifications and part-qualifications. Regional cooperation, alignment with SADCQF. Response to COVID-19 crisis. Way forward.

Dr Julie Reddy

Acting CEO

Ms Coleen Jaftha

SAQA - South African Qualifications Authority


13.50-14.10 Session 3

Sierra Leone: A new NQF in development. Main objectives and challenges to be addressed by the NQF. Involved institutions. Concept and way forward.

Mr. Mohammed Jalloh


Replies to questions

Session 4

Europass Digital Credentials: The concept, added-value, infrastructure. Quality assurance, data security, acessibility. International cooperation.

Mr Dennis Van-Gessel

European Commission. Directorate General Employment Social Affairs and Inclusion. Unit Skills and Qualifications.


Session 5

Debate: making sense of the learnings from seven peer-sharing webinars

1.     Lessons learned: Value-added of NQFs and conditions for their contribution to change – for systems and people.

2.     The way forward for integration and mobility in Africa: NQFs, RQFs, ACQF – working together.





Session 6

Synthesis. Final conclusions.


AUC, Mr Chigozie Emmanuel Okonkwo

ACQF project team (Eduarda Castel-Branco, ETF)