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African Continental Qualifications Framework

Skills and qualifications of the people in Africa are at the heart of African renaissance. Therefore, the African Continental Qualifications Framework (ACQF) is a vital policy of the African Union. Development of the ACQF is underway (2019-2022). The African Union Commission (AUC) is partnering with the European Union (EU), the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and the European Training Foundation (ETF), in developing the African Continental Qualifications Framework (ACQF), a key output of the “Skills for Youth Employability Project” (SYEP). JET Education Services (JET), was appointed to undertake the first part of the AQCF development process, namely the mapping study of qualifications frameworks in Africa aligned to the African Union’s (AU) Agenda 2063: The Africa We Want.

The African Continental Qualifications Framework (ACQF)-development activities are part of the AU-EU project 'Skills for Youth Employability' which supports a holistic process building on evidence and analysis; AUC political leadership and consultation of African stakeholders (national, regional and continental); and awareness-raising and capacity development of African stakeholders.
The African Union Commission (AUC) initiated the African Continental Qualifications Framework (ACQF) development process in September 2019 and is working in partnership with the European Union (EU), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationaler Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and the European Training Foundation (ETF) over 3 years (2019 to 2022).
The main planned output of the project by mid-2022 is the ACQF policy and technical document and action plan technically validated for decision making by the relevant organs of the AU.

See the ACQF factsheet infographic https://www.jet.org.za/resources/acqf_factsheet.pdf/@@download/file/ACQF_factsheet.pdf

See the Mapping Report:
https://www.jet.org.za/news/pre-publication-release-mapping-report-towards-the-african-continental-qualifications-framework

 
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