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Government of the Republic of Korea

Development Organization

United National Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

Implementing Partner

1 January 2017 to 31 December 2022

Project Timeline


Project Budget

Main target group is Youth, but different project components would  address institutional capacity building and systemic reinforcement

Project target


  • Ministry of Education


Virginia Mumo Ntheketha 
National Programme Officer for Education
E  v.ntheketha@unesco.org 
T  0721 790917                             

Leszek J. Bialu 
Project Coordinator 
E  l.bialy@unesco.org
T  0720 659 690


Better Education for Africa’s Rise (BEAR) II

The Better Education for Africa’s Rise II (Phase II) is a joint initiative of the Republic of Korea and UNESCO.

​The activity is working to update curricula, better train teachers, re-brand the image of TVET, boost infrastructure and engage employers and enterprises to help create more comprehensive TVET Systems in Eastern Africa (Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Tanzania and Uganda). BEAR II interventions focus on improving the quality, relevance and perception of TVET in specific sectors carefully chosen for their potential for job creation. 

In Kenya, the BEAR project is strengthening TVET systems with focus on environmental sector, selected for its potential for economic growth, green jobs creation and environmental preservation. The sector was identified by the national government in line with Kenya’s Green Economy Strategy and Implementation Plan (2016-2030) and the National Climate Change Response Strategy (2010).

​The Strategy focuses on three key areas: 


  • Fostering youth employment and entrepreneurship
  • Promoting equity and gender equality
  • Facilitating transition to green economies and sustainable societies


  • National

Key Focus Areas: 

  • TVET Curriculum Reform (CBET)
  • Infrastructure Development
  • Capacity Building
  • Life/Employability Skills
  • Policy Development
  • Private Sector Engagement
  • Youth instructor Training (TOTs)
  • Youth Technical Skills Training


  • Agro-processing
  • Environmental
  • Textile Industry
  • Post harvest management
  • Agribusiness
  • Creative industries
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