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Technical Education & Vocational Training Authority – Khyber Pukhtunkhwa (KP-TEVTA)
200 women and men from amongst the temporarily displaced families from North-Waziristan Agency and hosting areas in Bannu and Dera Ismail Khan Districts
Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority of Khyber Pukhtunkhwa (KP-TEVTA)
Two Districts of KP Province – Bannu and Dera Ismail Khan (DI Khan)
Project ObjectivesOn 24 June 2014, the Pakistan Army launched an offensive against militants in North-Waziristan Agency (NWA) of Pakistan which compelled the local population to leave their homes and move to safer locations. As of May 2015 total of 103,108 families moved out of North Waziristan Agency to find shelter in neighbouring Districts. The major influx of displaced families was recorded in two districts of Khyber Phunktunkwa (KP) i.e. District Bannu (83%), followed by District Dera Ismail Khan (6.8%). This situation prompted the Government of Pakistan to call on the international community for emergency humanitarian assistance to tackle the challenge of the temporarily displaced families.
In response to the request of the Government of Pakistan for support on humanitarian grounds, the UN system in Pakistan initiated a relief and rehabilitation operation for the Temporarily Displaced Persons (TDPs) from NWA. As a result of this, the International Labour Organization (ILO) entered into a partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to implement interventions aimed at facilitating livelihoods support for the temporarily displaced families.
UNDP allocated a total of USD 100,000 to the ILO to undertake an ‘Employment Opportunity Identification’ study as well as the delivery of market-oriented skills through vocational training to 200 TDPs along with necessary tools and equipment through KP-TEVTA within a period of six months (Oct 2014 – May 2015). From its own resources (Regular Budget Technical Cooperation -RBTC), the ILO, established an Emergency Employment Information Centre (EEIC) in District Bannu of KP to facilitate access to employment for both TDPs and local (hosting) communities.
- Impart employable skills training to 200 women and men from temporarily displaced families and hosting communities
- Two hundred (200) women and men completed vocational training in four selected trades i.e. tailoring, hand embroidery, domestic-electrician and plumbing;
- Ten training centres were established at different locations for the delivery of vocational training at the closest points (within 1 kilo-meter) – particularly for women;
- KP-Technical Education & Vocational Training Authority (KP-TEVTA) was engaged to impart and certify vocational training which was closely monitored for good results and best delivery of skills;
- Study on ‘Employment Opportunities Identification’ completed and its findings were shared in a knowledge-sharing event;
- All 200 trainees were registered with the EEIC to facilitate market linkages to employment. The main focus was on self-employment – both individually as well as in groups;
- Case studies of good practices were documented and also recorded in a video-documentary;
- Developed training curricula aligned with the demand of local market and had 90% focus on practical (hands-on) techniques – while 10% on theory;
- Comprehensive monitoring mechanism was put in place to ensure good quality training – for women and men;
- Developed a comprehensive database of all trainees benefitting from the project
- The biggest achievement of the project was the overwhelming participation of women (60% of total trainees) in the training programmes which was very hard to predict due to highly conservative culture.
- The project gained good visibility by print and electronic media. At the end of the project, a Knowledge-Sharing event was organized in Islamabad to highlight key successes and good practices.