WASSER FÜR WASSER – WATER FOR WATER (WFW) is a Non-Profit-Organisation founded in 2012. In Switzerland, WfW promotes the ecological consumption of tap water, raises awareness for the value of clean water and integrates donations into everyday life. In peri-urban areas of Zambia and Mozambique, WfW enables sustainable access to drinking water and basic sanitation as well as vocational training (More information: https://wfw.ch/en/africa/countries/zambia).
In cooperation with Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP), WfW has been active in Zambia since 2013, by supporting local providers to develop services and build infrastructure for low-income communities. To fulfill one of its key objectives of building up local know-how, WfW has likewise focused on capacity development in the water sector at the vocational level. This has enabled more than 300 students to graduate from Lusaka Vocational Training Centre (LVTC).
The Government of Zambia 7th National Development Plan pillar on “Enhancing Human Capital development” Goal No. 2, states that “Zambia’s Vision 2030 emphasises developing quality human capital, including investing in quality education and skills development.” It further states that “Technical Education, Vocational and Entrepreneurship Training (TEVET) will play an important role in contributing to building human capital that will effectively support economic diversification.” There are, however, several constraints that Zambia faces in attaining this objective, some of which include low access to skills training, poor quality of skills training and skills mismatch caused by the peripheral role played by industry in the development and implementation of TEVET curricula. In contribution to this national direction especially for the water sector, our goal is to improve “the conditions for transparent planning and implementation processes for ensuring water and sanitation services as well as competence development for professionals in the water sector”, in line with the GIZ supported “Reform of the Water Sector Phase II” (RWS II). To support WfWs existing partnerships and to complement Government efforts such as by the Ministry of Water Development, Sanitation and Environmental Protection (MWDSEP), the Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE), as well as the GIZ supported RWS II, and to support Vocational Training Centres, WfW is hiring its first permanent representative in Lusaka.
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