The team of consultants commissioned by the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) to undertake a fact-finding survey on the promotion of women in green manufacturing through skills development in the country today tabled their report for validation in a workshop held at Park Inn Hotel, Nairobi.

Green Manufacturing in Kenya aims to support 3,000 TVET trainees of which 1,000 should be women and 200 TVET trainers. The proposed project will involve the greening of five TVET-CDACC labour-oriented curricula and will be implemented in 20 TVET institutions.  The project is estimated to cost USD 8.5 Million. The five targeted curricula to be greened will be in industrial manufacturing, building and construction, Automobile, hospitality, and agriculture

If the proposal is approved for funding, the project will commence in 2025 and will aim to institutionalize and implement cooperative TVET in TVET institutions, provide career advice programs to trainees, strengthen existing gender committees, conduct skills need assessments at companies, develop trainers of trainers curriculum on green manufacturing, capacity build the trainers on green manufacturing technologies and skills and also conduct study visits for purposed of learning best practices.

The team of consultants was led by Prof. Jeom Seok Baek. The validation workshop was attended by representatives from the TVET Authority, TVET-CDACC, GIZ, industry, the State Department of TVET, and KOICA country director Dr. Jang Hee IM.