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Young man busy welding in a workshop

Building Skills for Jobs

The overall objective of the programme is that people have job relevant skills. In the long term this is expected to lead to more people finding employment in the local job market.

Strengthening TVET in developing countries

Building Skills for Jobs is a programme financed by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, aimed at strengthening Technical and Vocational Education and Training in developing countries. The programme is administered by Diku on behalf of Norad.

In spring 2018 it was decided that no further calls will be launched under this programme. Diku's task going forth is to follow up on the nine projects allocated under the two calls, in 2016 and 2017. The projects last for 3–5 years and will all be finalised by 2021 at the latest.

Projects allocated under the calls for 2016 and 2017

Project number Applicant organisation Project title
BSFJ-2017/10050 CARE Norway Tajirika na Kilimo
BSFJ-2017/10074 The Salvation Army Norway, Iceland and the Faroes Vocational Training and Work Experience for employment in the hotel and hospitality sector for youths in Temeke Municipality
BSFJ-2017/10100 Norwegian Afghanistan Committee (NAC) Building skills for jobs in the private-care health sector in Afghanistan
BSFJ-2017/10112 Norwegian Church Aid (NCA) Building Skills for jobs - Afghanistan 2017
BSFJ-2017/10190 Basecamp Foundation Mara Conservancies Vocational Training Project
BSFJ-2016/10003 Norwegian Association of Disabled (NAD) Skills for Resilience: Educating young, independent and climate smart smallholder farmers in Malawi
BSFJ-2016/10052 Caritas Norway Farming jobs - Building skills on Aquaculture/Fish-Farming in Uganda
BSFJ-2016/10053 Flora Upper Secondary School (FUSS) The vocational entrepreneurs of Nkhotakota
BSFJ-2016/10059 Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO) Vocational skills for Vietnamese aquaculture industry

For more information about the projects, see the Diku project database.