Previous Events

Inaugural event ACQF-II: 11-13 July 2023, headquarters of the African Union, Addis Inaugural event ACQF-II: 11-13 July 2023, headquarters of the African Union, Addis
Jul 11, 2023 09:30 AM to Jul 13, 2023 04:30 PM

The project ACQF-II supports implementation of the main areas of activity defined in the ACQF Policy Document (final version of 17 November 2022, section 3.4), thereby establishing the basis for sustainable and effective functioning of the ACQF as a policy instrument. The project ACQF-II builds on the policy and technical basis developed by the first phase of the ACQF project (2019-2022). The event is hybrid and multilingual (English-French-Portuguese).

SADC Qualifications Framework: review and way forward. Special TCCA meeting SADC Qualifications Framework: review and way forward. Special TCCA meeting
May 11, 2023 09:00 AM to May 12, 2023 05:00 PM Radisson Blu Hotel, Sandton, Johannesburg,

Meeting of Technical Committee on Certification and Accreditation (TCCA) to discuss the review and next steps for further development and implementation of the SADCQF. Implementation of the SADC Qualifications Framework started in 2016, and in 2021 SADC Secretariat and with expertise of the European Training Foundation (ETF), conducted a study to review the status of implementation and identify areas for further improvement of the SADCQF. This study was part of the research activities of the Project “Developing the African Continental Qualifications Framework (ACQF-I)”. The findings of the study were discussed at two TCCA meetings (November 2021 and April 2022) and presented to the annual Joint Ministerial meeting (Education and Training, Science Technology and Innovation) held in Malawi in June 2022.

SADC TVET Symposium 2023
May 08, 2023 09:00 AM to May 09, 2023 04:55 PM Radisson Blu Hotel, Sandton, Johannesburg,

The SADC TVET Symposium 2023 is convened on 8-9 May, in Johannesburg to promote TVET as an integral part of efforts to enhance skills and employability and ultimately sustainable and inclusive development in a context of accelerated transformation. The Symposium is organised by SADC Secretariat in cooperation with the project ACQF-II implemented by the European Training Foundation (ETF), and with expert contribution of ILO and UNESCO.

Final Webinar: looking back and leap forward Final Webinar: looking back and leap forward
Dec 19, 2022 from 08:00 AM to 10:00 AM Online - Zoom,

This webinar sums-up the activities and outputs of the ACQF project, and discusses with stakeholders their views on the road from 2020 and key recommendations on the way forward. Panelists and other participants shared their commitment to actively support ACQF implementation.

2nd Training Week 5-9 September 2022: Skills, Qualifications and Frameworks for Mutual Trust in a Changing World 2nd Training Week 5-9 September 2022: Skills, Qualifications and Frameworks for Mutual Trust in a Changing World
Sep 05, 2022 10:00 AM to Sep 09, 2022 04:15 PM Radisson Blu Sandton - Johannesburg, South Africa,

The second ACQF training week takes place in Johannesburg - South Africa, as a hybrid event. Participants will interact with world class speakers, share their experiences, and engage in practical and hands-on sessions to develop and strengthen their knowledge and skills on a range of issues related with the conditions and enablers of transparency of qualifications and mutual trust between qualifications frameworks in a changing world. Themes of the training programme: national and regional qualifications frameworks, quality assurance, digitalisation and development of qualifications, recognition of learning and qualifications, online registers of qualifications, novel approaches to labour market intelligence, monitoring and evaluation, and referencing to ACQF.

Training Programme: Skills and qualifications - towards better frameworks and systems for people's lifelong learning Training Programme: Skills and qualifications - towards better frameworks and systems for people's lifelong learning
Apr 18, 2022 09:00 AM to Apr 22, 2022 01:30 PM Online,

Individuals, societies, economic systems, countries and regions need more and better skills and qualifications for the green and digital transition, for equal opportunities, better jobs, resilience and democracy. Refresh and upgrade your knowledge on qualifications frameworks and systems. Learn on new and digital tools supporting modernisation of qualifications and the response of qualifications frameworks and systems to the transformation of learning and work. Be part of an inspiring learning journey with many other African and international participants.

14th Peer Learning Webinar - RPL / VAE / RVCC (RCA) 14th Peer Learning Webinar - RPL / VAE / RVCC (RCA)
Mar 03, 2022 from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM Online,

Recognition of prior learning is not limited to lower levels of qualifications. Three different country cases show a wide and diverse scope of RPL / VAE in Africa and Europe.