Human Dynamics successfully concluded the 65-month “EDF10 Botswana HR Development Sector Policy Support Programme” with a successful closure workshop was held in Gaborone on 11 August 2016. It was an opportunity to discuss the project’s successes and future applications. The event drew together the head of the European Union’s Delegation to Botswana and leaders from each of the beneficiaries. Throughout the project, our team has provided technical assistance that supports the development of a unified education and training sector in Botswana capable of boosting employability and the welfare of the nation’s citizens.
Our team have delivered strategic support, monitoring assistance, technical assistance and capacity building to Ministry of Education and Skills Development (MoESD) to: (1) implement the education management related aspects of the NDP10 with regard to General Education, Tertiary Education, Teacher Development & Management and Skills Development — with particular attention given to strategic planning, sector performance and monitoring and evaluation; (2) implement the National Human Resource Development Strategy; and (3) develop and establish a National Qualifications and Credit Framework (NCQF).
Human Dynamics team produced a number of key outcomes:
The Botswana Education and Training Sector Strategic Plan (ETSSP) will support a major improvement in the delivery of education in Botswana. It clearly elaborates Botswana’s educational mission, goals and objectives. It presents the strategies necessary for achieving them together with an indication of the requisite enabling supportive structures and indicative costs. It transparently pathway to meet the Millennium Development Goals. Our team helped draft the ETSSP, which sets out priority programmes and interventions that will strengthen students’ acquisition of relevant knowledge and skills. The ETSSP will make a key contribution to the achievement of the overall education sector goals at different levels as follows:
The ETSSP ensures inclusive and life-long learning goals and in doing so is aligned to the international contexts reflecting Botswana’s long-standing commitments to Education for All (EFA) and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). It is also a platform for addressing cross-cutting issues such as, gender, ICT, HIV and AIDS that are, wherever appropriate, mainstreamed across each sub-sector.
Our team supported the development of this strategy by building a broad consensus derived from principles agreed with key stakeholders prominent in the sector. The goals, policy objectives and activities were defined through broad participation in discussions, workshops and through a process of interactive reviews of programmes and priorities. At the central level the MoESD-led the development of the strategy with analytical work and advisory support from international and local consultants.