Programme for the Promotion of Employment Oriented Vocational and Technical Education and Training
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.