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Consortium on Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET)
Description/achievement of initiative

Under the guidance of the SDG Philanthropy Platform, UNDP Kenya, Kuza Biashara and HF Foundation committed to engage in a partnership that would deliver, facilitate and catalyze industry relevant and sustainable practical skills required across sectors by building on technological and user trends.

Implementation methodologies

Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

The milestone consortium partnership in vocational skills training between UNDP Kenya, Housing Finance Foundation, Kuza Biashara and the SDG Philanthropy Platform will significantly transform the way youth would want to Learn, Connect and Grow beyond the current trainings offered by the Biashara centre in line with 21st Century technology to reach more youth even in the most remote areas that cannot always attend classroom training using mobile phones. Internet training on computers at the Biashara centre will be complemented by mobile phone training and TVET on wheels which will extend access beyond the centre to some of the most remote areas of Marsabit where youth cannot leave their occupations and income streams to learn full time.

Coordination mechanisms/governance structure


SDGPP, UNDP Kenya, Kuza Biashara, HF Foundation (including third parties such as Coca Cola Foundation)
Progress reports
Goal 4
Goal 8
Goal 9
Goal 17
Increase number of participants signed up to trainings
Staff / Technical expertise
Biashara Center Marsabit (UNDP Kenya)
Other, please specify
Relevant contacts/convening power that led to the initiative (SDG Philanthropy Platform)
Staff / Technical expertise
Ruka device to store, manage & distribute content (Kuza Biashara)

Basic information
Time-frame: 17/6/2016 - Ongoing
SDGPP, UNDP Kenya, Kuza Biashara, HF Foundation (including third parties such as Coca Cola Foundation)
Contact information
Sri Bharatam, Founder, sri@kuzabiashara.co.ke
United Nations