Promover la formación profesional orientada al mercado y la creación de empleo en la región de los Grandes Lagos (ingl.)

The programme supported the Governments of Rwanda, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to improve access, quality and relevance of their respective Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) systems. 

Since 2022, the PROMOST programme (Promoting Market-Oriented Skills Training and Employment Creation) has been promoting market-oriented skills development initiatives in the Great Lakes Region, relying on Swisscontact’s longstanding experience in vocational education and training. The programme started up originally in Rwanda and was expanded to Burundi and Eastern DRC in 2016. The project outreached areas included districts in Rwanda’s Western Province, secure areas near Bukavu in the DRC, and Kayanza Province in Burundi.
Kigali, Rwanda
Bukavu, DR Congo
Bujumbura, Burundi
Duración del proyecto
2012 - 2022
Financiado por
  • Agencia Suiza para el Desarrollo y la Cooperación COSUDE
Project Journey 2012 - 2023
The Great Lakes Region is one of the most densely populated and least urbanised areas on the African continent. In Rwanda, Burundi, and eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), subsistence agriculture remains the backbone of the economy and employs a majority of available labour. At the same time, governments are well aware that in the interest of economic growth, substantial investments in non-agricultural activities are needed to increase employment and incomes. 

The governments of these three countries have made skills development their stated national priority and place special emphasis on vocational training and continued education. The creation of a demand-oriented, flexible, inclusive, and high-quality vocational education system is key to rapid economic growth, fair distribution of income, and the development of a healthy society.