Webinar on ‘Mechanisms for Licensing and Accrediting TVET Institutions’
Date: 30 October 2023
Venue: Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara - Türkiye

Within the framework of the Vocational Education and Training Programme for the Member States of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC-VET) and in line with the OIC-TVET Strategic Roadmap 2020-2025, SESRIC organized a Webinar on “Mechanisms for Licensing and Accrediting TVET Institutions” on 30 October 2023 for the benefit of 66 experts and executives from TVET Authorities and relevant national institutions in the 11 OIC Africa French-Speaking Member States.

The main objective of the webinar was to share knowledge, experiences, and good practices for developing and implementing effective licensing and accreditation systems for TVET institutions, with a focus on the challenges and potential solutions faced in the domain. Participants gained insights into the different methods and mechanisms for licensing and accrediting TVET institutions and learned from the experiences of experts in the field.

During the webinar, the speakers from the national TVET authorities of the Republic of Cameroon, the Kingdom of Morocco, the Republic of Senegal, and the Republic of Tunisia, provided in-depth presentations, meticulously delineating the unique practices, policies, and systems employed by their respective countries in the field of licensing and accrediting TVET institutions. These insights fostered a rich exchange of knowledge and experiences, highlighting innovative approaches, proven best practices, and addressing challenges within the domain, thereby contributing to the collective enhancement of TVET systems across the OIC Africa French-Speaking Member States.

As an initiative of SESRIC, the Vocational Education and Training Programme for the Member States of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC-VET) was launched in 2009 at the COMCEC Economic Summit in Istanbul, Türkiye. The main aim of the programme is to enhance the quality of TVET systems in the OIC Member Countries, as well as to assist them in their efforts to overcome challenges and constraints in the TVET sector. Within the framework of the OIC-VET Programme and in line with its Strategic Roadmap for the years 2020-2025, SESRIC, in its capacity as the Executing OIC Organ of the Programme, initiates and implements various capacity-building training activities by facilitating the transfer and exchange of know-how, knowledge and experience among the national TVET institutions in the OIC Member Countries. These activities cover a diverse range of topics, including entrepreneurship skills development, and embrace a blended model of delivery approach by combining face-to-face and virtual for increased efficiency and flexibility. For more details about the OIC-VET and its activities, please visit: https://www.oicvet.org