Support to Skilling Uganda Strategy (SSU)

LEVEL 1 Governance
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A coordinated governance strategy for the education and employment sector SSU supports capacity building activities laid out in the Skilling Uganda Strategic (SSU) Plan by:

• Encouraging involvement of the private sector in BTVET.
• Giving technical advice and support for the SSU reform process.
• Monitoring and evaluation of the education sector and capturing its best practices.
• Supporting Skills Development coordination structures at sectoral and at district level.

LEVEL 2 Financing
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Setting up a Pilot Skills Development Fund SSU aims to empower public & private partners to collaborate on innovative approaches to Skills Development for youth, women and girls through competitive calls for proposals. The experience from this pilot fund will shape the national Skills Development Fund, which will contribute to a trusted environment for combined publicprivate funding at a transitional stage.

LEVEL 3 Grassroots
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Quality of training and qualification processes is improved and the access to quality BTVET is enhanced SSU aims to empower 7 public and private not-for-profit institutions in the 3 geographical areas of Albertine Rwenzori, Northern Uganda and Karamoja to become modern, relevant and qualitative Skills Development Centres and ultimately Centres of Excellence for a particular trade. The support includes: infrastructure, relevant equipment and coaching on work-based learning practices, assessing market relevance of training, career guidance, tracing of graduates, etc

DONORS

In the framework of skills development reforms in Uganda, Enabel and World Bank are supporting new skills development funding mechanisms. The World Bank-funded Skills Development Facility is implemented by the Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU) countrywide: http://sdfuganda.org/

Enable implements the following skills development funding interventions through the Support to Skilling Uganda project:

In the Albertine-Rwenzori region the Skills Development Fund promotes joint-ventures between training providers and the local private sector, against the backdrop of an expected oil-infused economic development.This component is funded by the Belgian Government for €2,000,000.

In the refugee hosting districts of Northern Uganda, the Skills Development Fund through instant-trainings strengthens youth, women and girls from the refugees and their host communities to obtain the skills needed to find or to create a job in the settlement economy or in preparation of the economy back home.This component is funded by the European Union Trust Fund for €2,600,000 and part of the Support Programme for Refugee Settlements in Northern Uganda (SPRS-NU) aimed at Stability and Addressing the Root Causes of Irregular Migration and Displaced Persons in Africa.

In Karamoja, the Skills Development Fund through instant-trainings promotes incomegenerating and livelihood activities as well as skills relevant for the local labour market. Focus lies with Karamojong, youth, girls and women. This component is funded by Irish Aid for €1,190,000.

CONTACT US HERE


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Support to Skilling Uganda (SSU) project
Kyadondo Road, Legacy Towers, 1st Floor
Belgian Development Agency (BTC)
P.O. BOX 40131 Kampala

KARAMOJA OFFICE
Skills Development Office
Plot 78 – Independence Avenue, Moroto, Karamoja

FORT PORTAL OFFICE
Support to Skilling Uganda (SSU) project
Plot 8, Kakiza Road

ARUA OFFICE
Support to Skilling Uganda (SSU) project
Plot 2B, Jereke Road, Arua

GRANTS
Training providers:

Public, private Not-for-Profit BTVET providers that are licensed  by Ministry of Education and Sports (MoES) and members of the  Uganda Association of Private Vocational Institutions (  UGAPRIVI). They must be accredited by Uganda Business and  Technical Examinations Board (UBTEB) or the Directorate of  Industrial Training(DIT).

 

Intermediate actors

NGOs (National and International), Trade associations of informal sector enterprises or cluster organisations.

 

 

Private sector actors:

a. Large enterprises with more than 100 employees
b. Medium enterprises with between 50 and 100 employees
c. Small enterprises with between 5 and 50 employees
d. Micro enterprises with up to 4 employees (excluding the owner)
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CROSS CUTTING THEMES

NEWSFEED AND EVENTS

Questions about the SDF grant applications?

Questions about the SDF grant applications?

You can find the Frequently Asked Questions about the application procedures under the section APPLY NOW - CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Skills Development Fund Uganda

The Skills Development Fund (SDF) by Enabel aims to stimulate bottom-up initiatives and partnerships between Business, Technical, Vocational Training and Education (BTVET) institutions and the labour market. It supports a series of joint ventures between training providers and the labour market in order facilitate transition from the world of training (training institutions) to the world of work (the institutions of the private sector and the labour market). The learning and experience from the intervention will shape the development of a National Skills Development Fund.

VOUCHER SCHEME

Learn all about the SDF voucher scheme in this video
Signing of SDF grant agreements for Albertine-Rwenzori

Signing of SDF grant agreements for Albertine-Rwenzori

Last week of June we concluded the signing of grants by 14 successful applicants in the Albertine and Rwenzori Region. The grants will support relevant skills development in the region with emphasis on skills needed for oil exploration in Uganda. This is the second call under the pilot Skills Development Fund (SDF) for Albertine and Rwenzori. SDF supports joint ventures that equip youth especially women and girls with skills that are on demand in the labour market #Skills4Jobs.

APPROVED GRANTEES – ALBERTINE RWENZORI

APPROVED GRANTEES – KARAMOJA

APPROVED GRANTEES – NORTHERN UGANDA

SUCCESS STORIES

Skill Development Fund works in 3 regions and has three (3) baskets with funding from three separate sources


Skills Development Fund basket for
Albertine-Rwenzori, funded by the Belgian Government


Skills Development Fund basket for
refugees and host communities in Northern Uganda and Kiryandongo, funded by the European Union Trust Fund


Skills Development Fund for
Karamoja, funded by Irish Aid

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Following the guidelines, the applicants will submit the application documents before the set deadline. A complete application will contain

• A detailed project description in accordance with the Call for Proposal guidelines using a provided format
• All other documents or attachments relevant to the proposal
• The financial proposal of the intervention

Completed applications shall be addressed to The Project Coordinator or Co-Coordinator SSU Project and submitted to the SSU project offices in Kampala or in the field as hard copies.

CALL FOR CONCEPT NOTES FOR SKILLS DEVELOPMENT FUND ALBERTINE RWENZORI

1,000,000€
DEADLINE: 5th of November 2018, 4:00pm

Download PDF

  Concept Note Template

The SDF(Skills Development Fund) Albertine Rwenzori

Download from the links below

Concept Note Template    Applicant Declaration     Letter of Intent

WHAT IS IT

Objective of the SDF voucher scheme
Breaking down skills provision into its smallest possible form, a voucher scheme is set up to provide qualitative and flexible ‘instant trainings’ to answer to training demands of beneficiaries identified by other agencies supporting livelihood and income generating activities, hereby addressing humanitarian concerns through a development approach.

Learn all about the workings of the voucher scheme in Karamoja it in this video

What is a voucher? And what is the SDF training voucher?
A voucher is a bond of the repayable (redeemable) transaction type which is worth a certain monetary value and which may be spent only for specific reasons or on specific goods.

The SDF training voucher is an earmarked payment made by a training consumer for use at a selected training provider of 10 to 100 hours trainings in specific training topics

How does the SDF training voucher scheme work?
1.  and select highly qualified training providers
2.  A livelihood actor that is active in the implementation region issues a voucher request to the SSU/SDF unit online
3.  After the administrative check, and assessing the relevance of the application for the region, the adequacy of training venue and the number of beneficiaries, the voucher request will be approved (or refused) and the voucher issued
4.  Livelihood actors will then distribute the vouchers to the beneficiaries
5.  and ensure that beneficiaries are able to attend the training (provision of training venue, transport and food if applicable). The training provider deliver the training, that include training materials and safety equipment and assessment and certification
6.  Every month, the training provider provide supporting documents to SSU/ SDF Unit in order to cash vouchers in.
7.  Throughout the process, SSU/ SDF Unit is providing monitoring and quality assurance of trainings

 

Find out in this video how we organise instant trainings in the Bidi Bidi refugee settlement

CATALOGUE

Green Skills
Fuel/energy efficient
stoves (biogas, etc)
Basic
(0-30 hrs)
Medium
(31-70 hrs)
Advanced
(71-100 hrs)
Briquette making Basic
(0-30 hrs)
Medium
(31-70 hrs)
Advanced
(71-100 hrs)
Electronics repair – phones,
radios, TV, Solar
Basic
(0-30 hrs)
Medium
(31-70 hrs)
Advanced
(71-100 hrs)
Forestation-tree nursery
bed management 
Basic
(0-30 hrs)
Medium
(31-70 hrs)
Advanced
(71-100 hrs)
Agriculture
 Organic pesticides and fertilizer production Basic
(0-30 hrs)
Medium
(31-70 hrs)
Advanced
(71-100 hrs)
Fruit & vegetables production and processing (mango, passion fruits, citrus, maize, mushroom, ginger and hot pepper production Basic
(0-30 hrs)
Medium
(31-70 hrs)
Advanced
(71-100 hrs)
Post-harvest handling/ value addition in agriculture (simsim, cassava, ground nut, etc) Basic
(0-30 hrs)
Medium
(31-70 hrs)
Advanced
(71-100 hrs)
Basic of animal health management (goats, pigs, rabbits, dairy cows, poultry-production and management) Basic
(0-30 hrs)
Medium
(31-70 hrs)
Advanced
(71-100 hrs)
Bee-keeping and value addition to honey bee products Basic
(0-30 hrs)
Medium
(31-70 hrs)
Advanced
(71-100 hrs)
Fish processing and handling (smoking, refrigeration, icing) Basic
(0-30 hrs)
Medium
(31-70 hrs)
Advanced
(71-100 hrs)
Construction
Masonry/ Brick-laying Basic
(0-30 hrs)
Medium
(31-70 hrs)
Advanced
(71-100 hrs)
Tiles fitting/ Glass fittings Basic
(0-30 hrs)
Medium
(31-70 hrs)
Advanced
(71-100 hrs)
Plumbing Basic
(0-30 hrs)
Medium
(31-70 hrs)
Advanced
(71-100 hrs)
Painting and decoration/ interior designing Basic
(0-30 hrs)
Medium
(31-70 hrs)
Advanced
(71-100 hrs)
Land scaping and gardening Basic
(0-30 hrs)
Medium
(31-70 hrs)
Advanced
(71-100 hrs)
Handicraft
Ceramic production Basic
(0-30 hrs)
Medium
(31-70 hrs)
Advanced
(71-100 hrs)
Weaving and mat making Basic
(0-30 hrs)
Medium
(31-70 hrs)
Advanced
(71-100 hrs)
Leather work and shoe making Basic
(0-30 hrs)
Medium
(31-70 hrs)
Advanced
(71-100 hrs)
Tailoring and garment cutting Basic
(0-30 hrs)
Medium
(31-70 hrs)
Advanced
(71-100 hrs)
Manufacturing
Tin smiting Basic
(0-30 hrs)
Medium
(31-70 hrs)
Advanced
(71-100 hrs)
Blacksmithing for production of agricultural items, household items etc. Basic
(0-30 hrs)
Medium
(31-70 hrs)
Advanced
(71-100 hrs)
Services
Entrepreneurship skills training Basic
(0-30 hrs)
Medium
(31-70 hrs)
Advanced
(71-100 hrs)
Hair-dressing, barber Basic
(0-30 hrs)
Medium
(31-70 hrs)
Advanced
(71-100 hrs)
 Car washing/ Car Battery charging and repair Basic
(0-30 hrs)
Medium
(31-70 hrs)
Advanced
(71-100 hrs)
 Car washing/ Car Battery charging and repair Basic
(0-30 hrs)
Medium
(31-70 hrs)
Advanced
(71-100 hrs)
Soap making (Liquid soap, detergents etc.) Basic
(0-30 hrs)
Medium
(31-70 hrs)
Advanced
(71-100 hrs)
Bakery (cake and bread baking)/ Rolex making Basic
(0-30 hrs)
Medium
(31-70 hrs)
Advanced
(71-100 hrs)
Photography, studio production (music, photos, videos) Basic
(0-30 hrs)
Medium
(31-70 hrs)
Advanced
(71-100 hrs)
Technical trades
 Bicycle repairs Basic
(0-30 hrs)
Medium
(31-70 hrs)
Advanced
(71-100 hrs)
Motor vehicle repair & basic MVT maintenance Basic
(0-30 hrs)
Medium
(31-70 hrs)
Advanced
(71-100 hrs)
 Hand water pumps- Operation and maintenance Basic
(0-30 hrs)
Medium
(31-70 hrs)
Advanced
(71-100 hrs)

This catalogue demonstrates the instant trainings currently organized with funding from the Skills Development Fund. For each training the topic, duration and organizing partners are depicted. The following training topics are initially proposed in the voucher scheme:
• Matching skills development with ongoing livelihood or other social protection activities;
• Green skills for the green economy such as sustainable construction of homes (eco-friendly brickmaking), energy efficient cooking instruments, solar energy, etc;
• Specialized skills required by operators in support of “emerging local economy” in the Albertine and Karamoja regions and in support of the “settlement economy” in Northern Uganda.
Given the demand oriented nature of the voucher scheme, this initial list of trainings will be regularly updated.

APPLY FOR VOUCHER SCHEME

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