Project profile — Education for Employment in Tunisia



Overview 

CA-3-P006071001
$5,887,292
Colleges and Institutes Canada(previously named ACCC) (CA-CRA_ACR-0010011137)
2019-02-05 - 2023-12-31
Operational
Global Affairs Canada
EGM Europe, Arctic, Middle East and Magh

Country / region 

• Tunisia (100.00%)

Sector 

• Education, Level Unspecified: Teacher training (11130) (40.00%)
• Post-Secondary Education: Advanced technical and managerial training (11430) (40.00%)
• Industry: Small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) development (32130) (20.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (significant objective)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (principal objective)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (significant objective)

Description 

The project aims to increase the economic power of young adults, particularly women living in the most disadvantaged regions of Tunisia. The project activities include: 1) support the Higher Institutes of Technological Studies (ISET) in the development of training program according to the competency-based approach in the sectors of maintenance of agricultural machinery, ecotourism, renewable energies and agrifood; 2) the establishment of a Business Relations Office, including a student placement service and a graduate monitoring service; 3) support the ISET network in the development and implementation of the gender equality strategy promoting the training and employability of female graduates; 4) provide technical and pedagogical training to women and men working as teachers or directors within the ISET network. The project plans to directly benefit 1200 graduates (45% women), 40 professors and 175 management staff within the ISET network, and professionals from various targeted ministries. The project also expects to indirectly benefit 27,745 graduates and their families for a total of about 110,000 people (50% women).

Expected results 

The expected results of this project include: (1) better matching of training provision with the employment needs of young women and men; and (2) improvement of equity and equal employment opportunities for women with higher education degrees.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of March 2023 include: (1) facilitated the graduation of 51 students, of whom 22 have found jobs in their respective fields, and 16 have pursued a Master’s degree; (2) trained 41 teachers in improved pedagogical techniques, of whom 21 went on to train their colleagues; (3) trained 43 individuals in soft skills, of whom 24 women; (4) trained 41 individuals in feminist entrepreneurship, of whom 24 women; (5) trained 80 academic staff on developing and teaching gender-sensitive curriculums, of whom 52 women; (6) trained 56 academic staff in developing and teaching competency-based curriculum; (7) held an ecotourism forum and provided capacity-building to 41 participants, of whom 18 women; (8) organized multiple visits to Canada to encourage knowledge-sharing and foster networks between participating Canadian and Tunisian academic institutions; (9) provided 1,237 students with training on feminist entrepreneurial topics; (10) facilitated the signing of 37 agreements between Tunisian academic institutions and enterprises, entrepreneurial associations and public organizations to better align academic curriculums with industry needs; (11) organized an event on female employability and entrepreneurship attended by 70 participants, of whom 40 women; and (12) held 10 sessions on gender equality and female empowerment, employability and entrepreneurship attended by 853 participants, of whom 535 women.

Budget and spending 


Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Transactions
Transaction Date Type Value
03-10-2023 Disbursement $441,582
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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