The employment and social cohesion effect of inclusive training on host and refugee communities: Evidence from Ethiopia

March 7, 2024 | 12:30 h - 13:30 h

We'd like to invite you to our upcoming Public Lecture!

Topic: The employment and social cohesion effect of inclusive training on host and refugee communities: Evidence from Ethiopia

Speakers:

Dr. Jana Kuhnt, Project Lead & Senior Researcher, Transformation of Political (Dis-)order, IDOS

Dr. Armin von Schiller, Project Lead & Senior Researcher, Transformation of Political (Dis-)order, IDOS

How to join

The lecture will be held in hybrid mode (zoom and in-person at ZEF). 
You can join us in-person at ZEF, ground floor, conference room, Genscherallee 3, 53113 Bonn,
or online via Zoom: https://uni-bonn.zoom-x.de/meeting/register/u5Irde-rpzsiHNT16f9-oUeUu40pqhowE5b_

About

In pursuit of employment opportunities and increased productivity, governments and donors have the highest ambitions for technical and vocational education and training (TVET) systems. Beyond its employment impacts, TVET supporters also anticipate that it will improve societal outcomes such as inclusion, gender equality and social cohesion. Does TVET live up to these promises? Overall, systematic empirical evidence on the impact of TVET is limited and often inconsistent. Given the amount of funding and the high expectations found in the policy discourse, it is essential to better understand if and how TVET measures contribute to achieving their self-declared goals.

Jana Kuhnt and Armin von Schiller will present results of an accompanying research study of an inclusive TVET programme implemented by GIZ in Ethiopia where host and refugee participants are jointly trained, with the explicit goals of fostering social cohesion and improving employment opportunities. Based on a quantitative panel dataset and qualitative interviews, they investigated the programme’s effect on the participants employment and income as well as on several dimensions of social cohesion.

Contact

Katrin Glatzel

Dr. Katrin Glatzel

Phone.:
+49-228-73-1884