Ogun Agric Commissioner, Odedina To Speak At AUDA-NEPAD Conference On Financing ATVET In Africa - THE ENCOUNTER NEWS


Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Ogun Agric Commissioner, Odedina To Speak At AUDA-NEPAD Conference On Financing ATVET In Africa


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ABEOKUTA - The Ogun State Commissioner for Agriculture, Dr Adeola Odedina is to join two other Pan African experts to speak on Financing Agricultural Technical Vocational Education and Training, ATVET in Africa.

The GIZ (German Cooperation  Agency) expert talk series 5 tagged: "Financing ATVET in Africa: Harnessing Financial  Tools to Boost ATVET and linking ATVET with investments", put together by Agribusiness Facility for Africa (ABF) which is working with GIZ  is slated for the 3rd of December, 2021 at 8:45 am Nigerian time.

Other two Speakers are, Senior Programme Officer, Human Capacity and Institution Development Division AUDA- NEPAD, South Africa, Mrs. Caroline Nutefpa and Chief of  Service of the Funds  For  Development  Formation Professional  (FDFP) Côte d’Ivoire, Mr. Tieba Quatarra.

The theme of the conference  centered around identifying the  professionals who are  to grow Africa’s agribusiness as well as the importance and the future of ATVET.

According to the organizers, Ogun State is considered for the programme due to the agribusiness dynamics of the state as well as the presence of several tertiary institutions in the state.

The invitation reads in part, "It  is because Ogun State is the cradle of education with over 20 tertiary institutions and referring to the striking agribusiness dynamic in your state, we want to learn from you and from Ogun State."

Some of the critical issues that would be dissected  at the conference will centre on, financing tools being harnessed to boost ATVET, the role of the private sector in ATVET,  how to link ATVET with investments.

Other areas of focus will include, the prerequisites in good governance and transparency to mobilize partnerships, How ATVET can offer high-quality training products to attract trainees willing to invest in a qualification, to be paid for either by apprentices themselves or by their companies among other issues.

The event is being organized in conjunction with African Union Development Agency and the New Partnership for Africa Development, AUDA-NEPAD.

The AUDA-NEPAD promotes Agricultural Technical Vocational Education and Training (ATVET) in 12 AU member states to transform agriculture and promote employability through skills development.

Participating Organizing countries for the event include, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Togo, Mali, Cote d ' I vote, Germany, Benin Republic, Cameroon, Nigeria, South Africa, Zambia, Malawi, Ethiopia, Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya, and Uganda, while the range of audience for the event is global.

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