The United States sees a prosperous, secure, and stable Pakistan as vital to regional peace and security. As part of its commitment to the Pakistani people, the U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), has provided nearly $2 billion in assistance since 2009. U.S. support is helping strengthen Pakistan’s energy sector, increase the educational and economic opportunities available to Pakistan’s citizens, improve the provision of health care services, and meet critical infrastructure needs in remote mountain areas. USAID also provides substantial relief and recovery assistance, such as when floods devastated the country in 2010.
USAID programs in Pakistan are focused on five key areas: energy, economic growth, stabilization, education, and health. To ensure that programs are responsive to local needs and have a sustainable impact, USAID has adopted a government-to-government model, in which the majority of programs are implemented through national and provincial governments. USAID also works extensively with local contractors and other indigenous institutions—an approach that ensures programs are aligned with local priorities and build local capacity. Two cross-cutting themes—good governance and gender equity—inform all program design and serve as key measurements of success.
Education is a top priority for families in Pakistan, but about 20 million school-age children do not receive a basic education. The U.S. Government, through USAID, is helping ensure that Pakistan children have access to a quality basic education as well as generous opportunities for higher education. Current projects focus on supporting teacher education, expanding the use of technology in the classroom, providing training to administrators in budgeting and finance, providing scholarships, and rehabilitating and reconstructing schools.
The British Council is the UK’s leading international organization for educational and cultural relations.
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CHEFS ASSOCIATION OF PAKISTAN (CAP) is a non-profit, professional and non-political body organized and existing under the Laws applicable to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan having its central office in Lahore. It is the only association of the chefs of Pakistan which represents Pakistan on the international world map by virtue of being a permanent member of the World Association of Chefs Societies (WACS), The Global Authority on Food.
The CAP aims at making a positive difference in the field of culinary arts locally and internationally through education, training, apprenticeship and certification, while creating a fraternal bond of respect and integrity among chefs not only in Pakistan but also in the international arena.
CNFA was founded on the principle that empowering people economically gives them the tools and confidence they need to change their lives. We are committed to providing economic opportunities to entrepreneurs in developing countries, where far too many people live in poverty and enterprises often fail simply because they do not have the tools they need to succeed.
CNFAs mission is to stimulate economic growth and improve rural livelihoods in the developing world by empowering the private sector.
The United Kingdom Assistance for International Development (UK AID) is meant for the people of democratic nations –like Pakistan- in the global village who are need of economic and financial assistance to live a better life.
From the Jordan valley to the coast of India, from rural Tanzanian villages to the favelas of Brazil, you will learn about IYFs impact on young lives. Throughout these pages, we also introduce you to the businesses, governments, and civil society organizations that work with us to ensure that todays youth have the knowledge, skills, and opportunities they need to succeed.
For over twenty years, IYF has sought to tell a new story about the role of young people in our world. Rather than view youth as ‘problems to be solved, we recognize and support their role as creative problem solvers. We engage young people as partners in development, equipping them with the know-how and tools to contribute to their communities.
The Rural Support Programmes Network (RSPN) was registered in 2001 under Pakistans Companies Ordinance (1984) as a non-profit company by the Rural Support Programmes (RSPs) of Pakistan. RSPN is a network of 11 RSPs (AJKRSP, AKRSP, BRSP, GBTI, NRSP, PRSP, SRSO, SGA, SRSP, FIDA and TRDP), and N-IRM. The RSPs involve poor communities (mainly but not exclusively rural) in improved management and delivery of basic services through a process of social mobilization. RSPN is a strategic platform for the RSPs: it provides capacity building support to them and assists them in policy advocacy and donor linkages. Currently, the RSPs have a presence in 108 out of 131 districts (districts include those in the four provinces, Gilgit-Baltistan and AJK) and 2 out of 13 Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and Frontier Regions. The RSPs collectively work with a rural membership of community organizations of 4.8 million rural households.
RSPN is an organization certified by the Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy (PCP). PCP evaluated RSPN on standards in areas of internal governance, financial management and programme delivery.
The ILO is the international organization responsible for drawing up and overseeing international labour standards. It is the only “tripartite” United Nations agency that brings together representatives of governments, employers and workers to jointly shape policies and programmes promoting Decent Work for all. This unique arrangement gives the ILO an edge in incorporating “real world” knowledge about employment and work
National apex body for Technical & Vocational Education & Training (TVET)
Ordinance promulgated November 8, 2006
Policy making by Board of Directors (members: key ministries, provincial governments and industry)
Placed in the Prime Ministers Office
The Need for NAVTTC
The paucity of labor market information and disconnect with training
Fragmented and uncoordinated delivery of technical and vocational training
Lack of evaluation of efficiency and outcomes of training institutions
Weak participation of the private sector in policy-making and training delivery
Nonexistence of employment placement data of trainees
To regulate, facilitate and provide coordinated & integrated policy direction for TVET
To shift from supply-oriented to a demand-driven approach
Enhance the role of the private sector in TVET implementation & management
To ensure the TVET system is responsive to new technologies, trades & training methods
National Vocational & Technical Training Commission.
TEVTA was formed through an Ordinance (No XXIV of 1999) promulgated by Governor of the Punjab which has now been replaced by TEVTA ACT (ACT X of 2010) Punjab.
“To enhance global competitiveness in Punjab, through a quality and productive workforce by developing demand driven, standardized, dynamic and integrated technical education and vocational training service.”
Promote and provide demand-driven technical education & vocational training.
Re-engineer and consolidate the existing technical education and vocational training system under one management structure.
Develop a dynamic technical and vocational training system to ensure horizontal and vertical mobility.
Regulate and develop standards of technical education and vocational training including internationally recognized curriculum, examination, and certification system.
Upgrade teaching abilities, skills, and knowledge of teaching staff.
Upgrade teaching equipment to the required standards.
Establish close relationships with various sectors of economy namely Agriculture, industry, Services, and Commerce.
Assess the manpower training needs in the context of domestic and global markets.
Enhance the participation of the Private Sector in training activities at the Management level.
Establish a system of public coordination through Boards of Management at the District level, coordinating all institutions in the District and their administration.
Motivate the local entrepreneurs to patronize the training programs of TEVTA institutions, provide on-the-job training facilities and employment to the graduates.
Set up regular Monitoring/Evaluation & Feedback system for vocational training and teaching education to respond efficiently to the existing and changing demand of the economy.
Develop & regulate examination, Trade Testing & Certification System to ensure uniformity of Education & Training Standards.
Prepare training plans, programs, and projects keeping in view the local as well as foreign manpower training requirements.
Study and propose changes in the existing training legislation.
Develop and offer need-based short courses in the sector of new technologies to the Industry and also to offer services for solutions regarding associated production problems.
Establish a staff development system to offer demand oriented teacher & instructor training and upgrading performance.
Organize and conduct seminars & workshops for various types of personnel associated with vocational training and technical education.
Establish Data Banks for skilled workers and technicians.
PSDF aims to provide skills and vocational training opportunities to the poor and vulnerable populations of the four poorest districts of Punjab for improving their ability to find work or progress in their current employment or develop an enterprise. It also aims to up-skill those in low-skills-low-returns jobs and enhance their earning potential.
The Fund will provide resources to help private sector enterprises and partnerships develop and offer vocational training courses. It will be focused on establishing a market which responds to the needs of the individuals and the labour market. Its funding and incentive structures shall ensure such responsiveness from private, public and not-for-profit training providers. It is important, however, to realize that PSDF is a funding body and not a planning or implementing agency. It aims to encourage efficient use of existing capital investments and assets to achieve the stated vision through partnerships and innovative delivery methods.
The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) focuses on a small number of specific development problems by forming intellectual and financial partnerships with organizations sharing its objectives. Most Foundation grants are made to grassroots organizations testing innovative approaches in the field. With a small staff, a host of cooperating agencies, and thousands of volunteers, the Foundation reaches out to vulnerable populations on four continents, irrespective of their race, religion, political persuasion, or gender.