The European Training Foundation (ETF) has been appointed by the EU Delegation to the African Union (AU) to spearhead the critical project, "Support to the implementation of the African Continental Qualifications Framework (ACQF) (ACQF-II)
". This initiative is designed to bolster the development and execution of National and Regional Qualifications Frameworks in alignment with the objectives outlined in the Continental Education Strategy for Africa (2016-2025) and other AU policies and strategies.
PPMI has been awarded a contract by the ETF to support the ACQF-II implementation team of experts. Implementation team together with the ETF, will provide essential support to participating countries to ensure the successful realization of ACQF-II. The ACQF-II implementation team will play a pivotal role in various areas, including:
- The development and implementation of National Qualifications Frameworks (NQFs) and related policies in the designated countries. This includes conducting regular NQF surveys and coordinating referencing to ACQF.
- The establishment and execution of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Campaigns and RPL policies in the designated countries, directly linked to NQFs and ACQF.
- The creation and execution of credit systems in the specified countries.
- Facilitating strong linkages between ACQF and the Addis Recognition Convention Committee.
- Developing common qualification profiles.
- Building capacities at the national, regional, and continental levels.
PPMI will support the implementation of ACQF-II by equipping experts to deliver the expected knowledge and capacity-building outcomes, which will include several missions to participating countries. Additionally, PPMI will conduct surveys on National Qualifications Frameworks (NQFs), micro-credentials, and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) practices in Africa, gathering essential evidence for ACQF-II implementation.
The successful implementation of ACQF-II is anticipated to yield numerous advantages for the participating countries. ACQF-II is set to enhance the transparency, trustworthiness, and comparability of qualifications, leading to the recognition of skills and diplomas. This will foster increased mobility and lifelong learning opportunities for the youth of Africa.
For further updates and information on the ACQF-II project, stay tuned.