Development of a Technical-Professional Training System in Mozambique

21 January 2022

Continent: Africa

Duration: 2012-2016

Donor: The Water and Sanitation (WATSAN) sector

Partner: Vitens Evides International B.V., Salomon Ltd., African Sanitation Knowledge Network (ASKnet)

29 July 2017

The Water and Sanitation (WATSAN) sector in Mozambique receives a lot of attention and policies are being implemented  to improve  management, services and infrastructure.

Challenge: The Water and Sanitation (WATSAN) sector in Mozambique receives a lot of attention and policies are being implemented  to improve  management, services and infrastructure. The lack of qualified professionals hampers the development of the water and sanitation sector in Mozambique. The Training Centre for Professionals in Water and Sanitation (CFPAS) in Mozambique wants to strengthen its capacity to deliver the graduates and services that respond to the needs of the sector. The project aims at increasing labour market responsiveness of the education programmes and enhancing the employability of graduates, revise its approach in order to achieve a higher degree of financial independence and determine its present place and role to play in the (ever changing) sector. Furthermore the aim is to develop CFPAS to be the National Reference Centre for training and education in the area of water and sanitation, and water resources management, with a gender perspective, and delivers graduates and services that respond to the needs of the market.

Our solution: Relevant capacity development activities need to be synchronized in order to reach the objectives. This applies at the individual level, whether it is a CFPAS staff-member that will undergo a formal training or a CFPAS employee who is in need for skill upgrading in particular technical or managerial fields. It also applies to the organizational level, e.g. organizational capacity building at CFPAS. Although the focus may be initially internally oriented to CFPAS, organizational capacity building in this project also needs to measure the capacity development requirements of the stakeholders in the water supply and sanitation sector.

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