Strengthening Professional Training in Mozambique


22 January 2022

Continent: Africa

Duration: 2016-2020

Donor: Instituto Superior Don Bosco

Partner: Maastricht School of Management

29 July 2017

The project aims to strengthen the technical and pedagogical capacity of the Instituto Superior Don Bosco to deliver well trained, competent and qualified professionals, involving the private sector and taking into account environmental, gender and labour market needs.

TVET teacher training has been the main mandate in the history of Instituto Superior Don Bosco (ISDB) so far, but the Institute is requested to provide in the very near future higher polytechnic degree training for technicians and teachers, with the ambition to develop short and long term courses that respond to the needs of the labour market. In the coming years (and during the project) ISDB will be in a transformation process from a purely TVET teacher training institute to a comprehensive TVET provider, while being recognised as a Centre of Excellence.


  • ISDB is operating as the Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Technical Teacher Training and selected other technical areas in Mozambique, emphasizing cross cutting issues (gender / social inclusion, labour market) and applying an entrepreneurial result-based management approach
  • The existing education and training programs have been revised, upscaled, upgraded and extended (including E-learning introduction modules) based on labour market requirements and new TVET reform regulations
  • ISDB management, academic and support staff will have the technical and pedagogical skills and knowledge to design, deliver and manage CBET education (including Blended/E-learning and English Language)


  • Support the development of pedagogical, technical, managerial and leadership skills of management and teaching-staff of ISDB
  • Technical Advisory (TA: training, coaching) in Strategic Planning, business plan development and Organisational and Institutional Strengthening
  • Funding for investments (incl. procurement) in ICT and Library/Resource Centre.
  • Training for staff on Result based management and talent management
  • Support to methodology and implementation of labour market analysis
  • Strengthening of ties and partnerships with labour market representatives
  • Support in curriculum review, upscaling, upgrading and development
  • Enhancing entrepreneurship and incubation / gender / environmental issues / education technology (e-learning) / didactic methodologies / human resources development
  • Service provision for the execution of a TNA among staff and development of training programme
  • Developing and planning of professional development of management, academic and support staff (Msc, PhD, special training in management and leadership, English language, gender equity & social inclusion)

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