Education, training & employment

Education is key to economic and personal development.

What we do

Improving the access to and the quality of education

Together with our partners, we invest in improving the quality of primary and secondary education through teacher training, curriculum reform, the introduction of teaching innovations – like digitisation – and the promotion of student-centred teaching and learning methods.

We work on increasing access to education and more specifically on improving school attendance of girls by addressing access barriers and supporting the creation of a safe, inclusive and healthy learning environment. In addition, we assist with the rehabilitation and construction of schools with a particular focus on climate-smart schools.

Strengthening the education and training system

All our actions aim at structural improvements of the education and training system. We do so by strengthening education and training instances, so they are enabled to better design policies, as well as to plan, manage and monitor education and training. This is always done in collaboration with partner ministries and local stakeholders.

Typical activities in this area include: supporting policy development, including adherence to the principles of decent work, strengthening monitoring and evaluation systems, introducing results-based planning and budgeting and improving the financial management of the sector.

Skilling for Decent Jobs

We support skills development as a key strategy to address (youth) unemployment. We aim at improving the match between skills requested by the labour market and the skills training offered by education and training providers. This approach generates a skilled labour force that is better equipped to find a decent job or to become an entrepreneur. It contributes to individual well-being, as well as to the economic development of a country and involves the private sector in the development process.


We also focus on developing and promoting tools, methods and approaches for inclusion of specific vulnerable groups , for whom the labour market is hard to access.

News & Events


24 March 2023

Women at the heart of the social and solidarity economy

The Tiguisselt cooperative in Morocco’s Souss-Massa region is a real stepping stone for women emancipation and a driver for local economic growth.

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22 March 2023

Better Healthcare for Mozambicans

How can Public Financial Management data drive change? Lara Gani. junior expert for Enabel in Mozambique explains how it contributes to better health services for Mozambicans. Follow her on her journey.

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24 March 2023

Water access and management: A path to decrease inequalities and to adapt to Climate Change

During the UN 2023 Water Conference in New York, Enabel participated in a debate on “Collaborative innovation: the key towards a water smart society” and was proud to be part of the launch of the Team Europe Initiative on Transboundary Water Management in Africa.

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22 March 2023

Station J: broadening the minds of young Palestinians

In East Jerusalem, Enabel partnered with Station J, an innovation hub, to guide young innovators and potential entrepreneurs from ideation stages to investment and job opportunities.  

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14 March 2023

Digital Technologies taking Education in Uganda to the next level

All over the world, digital technologies are becoming an integral part of the education experience. In Uganda, the introduction of ICT tools to fight teacher absenteeism in National Teacher’ Colleges has proven its worth.

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09 March 2023

Junior Programme – Looking for young talents!

Between March 9 and 27, 14 new vacancies in various sectors will be open to young talents with the European nationality.

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