PPMI will contribute to capacity building and peer learning on qualifications in Central Asia
In 2022, EU launched a five-year project, 'Dialogue and Action for Resourceful Youth in Central Asia' (DARYA). First of its kind, the action aims to support the post-COVID recovery in Central Asia by 'fostering improved employability of young women and men in the region through inclusive and labour-market oriented skills'. In line with the 2019 EU-Central Asia Strategy, DARYA targets Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. It is implemented by the European Training Foundation (ETF).
DARYA comprises activities in three areas 1) forward-looking skills development through better evidence and analysis of education and training outcomes and skills needs, 2) stakeholder-driven flexible and permeable approaches to qualifications at national and regional levels to allow equal opportunities for all, and 3) flexible and inclusive teaching and learning approaches, based on learning outcomes and relevant to the labour market. To support the design and delivery of activities within the 2nd (i.e. qualifications) area, ETF commissioned a team of experts to design and help implement a capacity building and peer learning programme on qualifications. PPMI is part of this team.
The assignment will include preparing a detailed programme of DARYA, area 2, for 2023-2027, support with delivery of a wide range of capacity building and peer learning activities, including webinars and offline events, and contribution to preparation for pilot projects.