- African Development Bank – ADB. The Instructor Training programme was conducted by UGAPRIVI in partnership with the African Development Bank and the Ministry of Education and Sports under the ADB Education III Project- “Support to the Post- Primary Education and Training”. Since the project started in 2007, a total of 262 instructors had benefitted from this intervention by 2010 and qualified for the award of Certificate in Technical Teacher Education (CTTE) of Kyambogo University. This certificate is equated to Grade V Teaching certificate by the Ministry of Education and Sports.
- Programme for the Promotion of Employment Oriented Vocational and Technical Education and Training – PEVOT. As its name says, PEVOT, the Programme for the Promotion of Employment Oriented Vocational and Technical Education and Training, is about employment. Both in quantity and quality, productivity, employment and economic growth are the driving factors for poverty reduction. Noticing this, and as a reaction to the many problems confronting the existing system, the Ugandan and German governments agreed that one of their areas for cooperation would be vocational training. PEVOT was born out of this agreement, and all contributions to vocational training by the various German organizations working in Uganda were coordinated by the GTZ (currently GIZ) in the PEVOT framework. One major component of the programme was to reform the technical vocational education and training system in Uganda called BTVET and the programme greatly involved Ugandan Association of Private Vocational Institutions (UGAPRIVI) and supported its member institutions.
- German Development Bank (KfW). KfW promoted selected Vocational Institutions through the Promotion of Private Training Providers Programme. Sixty Private BTVET Institutions under UGAPRIVI throughout the country received investments in building of workshops and classrooms, equipment, books and training of management and instructor training.
- InWEnt was mainly active in the field of human resource development, through advanced training programmes, international networking, and dialogue events. Its programmes were directed at experts, executives and policymakers in UGAPRIVI member institutions and administration.
InWEnt provided participants on its courses with tools for further networking, and for lifelong learning, through e-learning platforms (Global Campus 21 and InWEnt e-Academy) and alumni programmes.
- The German Development Service (DED) was a leading human resources secondment services of development workers to projects in Ugaprivi in the years 2002 to 2012.
The development workers were professionally experienced and socially committed specialists, helped UGAPRIVI by providing expert advice, financing relatively small programmes and supporting the employed professional staff. It also organised the secondment of young and old volunteers German to the UGAPRIVI member institutions through the weltwärts volunteer service for international exposure and Senior Expert Service – SES and handled their administrative and financial tasks.
Since 2011, all these Germany organisations merged under one name of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
- The German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ) is a German development agency that provides services in the field of international development cooperation.
- Weltwärts volunteer service is currently conducted by the Artefact. Arrangements are under way to have an understanding between UGAPRIVI and Artefact on the South to North Volunteer exchange. Under this arrangement, German will be sending volunteers to Uganda and Uganda will be sending volunteers to Germany.
- Belgium Technical Cooperation – BTC. BTC Uganda and the Ministry of Education and Sports are jointly implementing a 5-year project (2015-2020) to Support the implementation of the Skilling Uganda Strategy. SSU tries to advance the existing “Skilling Uganda” strategic plan (2012-2021) through a multilevel focus where it promotes systemic change at the policy level, while stimulating bottom-up partnerships between the UGAPRIVI and training institutions and ensuring equitable access to training for vulnerable groups such as girls and refugees communities. This is done in the three target regions of Rwenzori, Albertine, Karamoja, West-Nile and Kilyandongo. By improving the quality of skills development and making it more responsive to labor market needs, the project aims at making the SU paradigm shift a reality.
- European Union
Since 2009, UGAPRIVI has been implementing a pilot “Skills Development Networks (SDNs)” in cooperation with the German Technical Co-operation (GTZ) in selected districts targeting three economic sectors (building and construction, agriculture and hospitality).
UGAPRIVI signed a MoU with European Union to implement the approach to Northern districts in Uganda in Acholi and Lango sub-regions. The project worked closely with local government and built synergies with them together with development partners in order to institutionalize non-formal skills training for disadvantaged and vulnerable groups.
Employment Oriented Skills Development Networks (EoSDN) UGAPRIVI won a tender to implement a project in Acholi and Lango sub regions of Northern Uganda with support from European Union for 36 months beginning September 2012. The project contributes to poverty reduction in the sub regions through adapted skills and entrepreneurship training that enhances income generation potential of the rural young adults.
- Diamond ICT, was founded in 2006 by German ICT professionals to support African countries moving forward into the world of modern technologies. They supplied UGAPRIVI regional offices with computer labs in 2006 and 2007. They trained the UGAPRIVI staff and capacity building in the field of ICT, with a focus on the development of practical skills. They designed and hosted the UGAPRIVI and Woker’sPAS websites.
- Stiching Gered Gereedschap. This is an organisation in Netherlands that has donated new and refurbished tools to the UGAPRIVI institutions since 2006. The Regions of North, East, South and South-West have received tools from this organisation which is a nationwide organization in Netherlands run by volunteers, who collect and refurbish discarded tools for the benefit of small-scale projects in developing countries. These tools and equipment have helped the institutions on hands on training. We expect to enhance the cooperation between UGAPRIVI and Stiching Gered Gereedschap to promote skills training in Uganda.
- Restless Development
UGAPRIVI signed a subcontract with Restless Development to identify two occupations that are marketable to the Karamoja context. A market scan was conducted and two occupations were identified; tree planting and phone repairing.