GENDER AND DISABILITY INCLUSION PROGRAM
The (BEST) Centre was founded for capacity development of the business community through training programs and various activities for capacity development.
As an avid advocate of youth and skills development, the centre was designated by the European Union as pioneer for implementation of disability and gender inclusive Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) in Nigeria, following its technical and institutional support through the VETToolbox project on gender and disability mainstreaming.
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This manual was developed for ACCI BEST Centre and TVET institutions/stakeholders in Nigeria by a disability consultant Nadege Riche and Gender Expert Aisha Lawal with the support of the VET ToolBox project and its implementing partners.
LATEST NEWS AND ACTIVITIES FROM THE CENTRE ON GENDER AND DISABILITY INCLUSIVE TVET
The Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Business Entrepreneurship Skills and Technology (ACCI BEST) Centre has the objective to develop the capacities of the business community through training programmes and activities. The Centre is collaborating with the GIZ implemented programme Skills Development for Youth Employment – SKYE, a programme funded by German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), to organise a 3-day training on “Gender and Disability Inclusion in the Nigerian Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) System”.
The training will focus on promoting an inclusive Vocational Education and Training (VET) training using the capacity development master training and materials developed and provided by the GIZ-EU VET Toolbox program.
The purpose of the training is to provide practical guidance to VET teachers, private sector actors, NGO’s and TVET administrators on how to teach inclusively.
The Director of the Centre, Mrs Tinuke Temitope stated that key stakeholders in the TVET sector have been strictly and carefully selected to participate in the program.
She also noted that most of the expected participants were drawn from vocational training, gender and special needs department of relevant government agencies and ministries, NGOs, and technical colleges.
The first batch of the 3-days training with 20 participants is expected to start on Tuesday 17th November 2020, while the second batch will come up from 23rd of November 2020.
EU-GIZ strengthens ACCI BEST Centre’s institutional capacity through VET Toolbox workshop and training on Gender and Disability Inclusion.
The Vocational Education and Training (VET) Toolbox program is strengthening the capacity of ACCI BEST Centre as an institution to implement VET and labour market reforms that will enhance labour market relevance and employability for all.
The workshop held on Thursday 31st October 2019 featured presentations, focus group discussions and plenary sessions lead by Nagede Riche an international Disability and Diversity Consultant and Aisha Lawal a Gender Consultant.
The 3 days Training on Gender and Disability Inclusive technical and vocational education and training in Nigeria at ACCI BEST Centre started on Monday 4th -Wednesday 6th November 2019.
The objective of the training is to increase participants awareness and understanding of the needs and rights of women, girls and persons with disabilities attending TVET Training.
Following the capacity strengthening program in November 2019, ACCI BEST Centre has since being promoting gender and disability inclusion in workplaces and in the labor market. The Centre is also developing curriculum for training and capacity development for individuals, organisations and other institutions on gender and disability inclusion.
The VET Toolbox gender and disability consultant Nagede Riche also promised to always support the centre in developing capacities on gender and disability inclusiveness.
In her words, she pointed out that her work at ACCI BEST Centre was one of her best project in 2019 and it was great working with the team.
“Yes, the support I gave to the BEST Centre was definitely one of my favorite assignment this year and I enjoyed working with your team very much. Pictures and links to the BEST Centre are both there for people who want to know more about the project”
VET Toolbox Consultant”.
Below are some of the picture of the program