Panel 47 of the Africa Knows! Conference | Report about key insights

Two reports and a three-page summart provide insights on how ATVET can bridge the gap between higher education, other forms of learning, and the business community. These are outcomes of a panel that was organized in collaboration with RUFORUM, Wageningen University & Research and Nuffic, as part of the “Africa Knows! It is time to decolonise minds” Conference.

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Agricultural Tertiary and Vocational Education and Training (ATVET) in Africa

On December 3, 2020, the Netherlands Food Partnership facilitated Panel 47, entitled “Agricultural Tertiary and Vocational Education and Training (ATVET) in Africa: integration within the broader Agricultural Knowledge and Innovation System”. The panel was organized in collaboration with RUFORUM, Wageningen University & Research and Nuffic and was part of the “Africa Knows! It is time to decolonise minds” Conference. It focused specifically on how ATVET can bridge the gap between higher education, other forms of learning, and the business community.

“Africa Knows!” is the closing activity of the 2020 Year of Leiden African Studies Association. The Conference started with an online opening event on December 2-4, 2020, involving many partners from Africa and Europe, and introducing keynote speakers. The conference continued with 50 thematic panels during the following 3 months, of which Panel 47 on ATVET in Africa was one, consisting of two, ninety minute sessions conducted virtually.

In preparation for this panel a background report was drafted that provides an overview of how the ATVET sector is organized, and how it relates to the broader national agricultural knowledge and innovation systems (AKIS) in Africa. To know more about the highlights and key-insights from this panel, download the background report, the three-page summary and the full report of the panel.

Download the background report

Download the three-page summary of key-insights from panel 47

Download the full report of panel 47

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