The European Union (EU) is partnering with the Government of Malawi and UNESCO Regional Office for Southern Africa (UNESCO ROSA) in a project called Skills and Technical Education Programme (STEP) whose aim is to expand and improve equitable and gender-balanced access to Technical, Entrepreneurial and Vocational Education and Training (TEVET) through Skills and Technical Education.

Apart from improving access to TEVET, the project is also supporting efforts towards review of qualifications system, update of curricula, and review of the governance and management of the TEVET system. The programme is also supporting efforts towards better training of TEVET teachers and trainers. For more information, access the following link: Skills and Technical Education Programme in Malawi (STEP).

Vocational Skills TrainingVocational Skills TrainingThe Second Phase of the CapEFA was launched on 11 July 2013 by the former Director General of UNESCO, Ms. Irina Bokova, at Lilongwe Technical College and ended in July, 2017. The goal of the project was to support Malawi TVET reform efforts in order to improve its long-term relevance, efficiency, equity, as well as institutional and financial sustainability.


The CapEFA project, achieved the following: Clarified the roles amongst key stakeholders in TEVET for better development of the TVET sector; Curriculum Harmonisation; Development of Standards in some Trades; Development of a career guide book on TVET trades; Development of an administration guide on TEVET institutions; and Establishment of a Centre of Excellence at Lilongwe Technical College for Technical teacher professional development.