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Guinea-Bissau, EU sign €17m agreement to support education and vocational training

Monday, 08 May 2023 19:27
Guinea-Bissau, EU sign €17m agreement to support education and vocational training

(Ecofin Agency) - Since 2021, the EU and Guinea-Bissau have been implementing a 6-year development program, worth about €112 million, to support key areas such as education, the green economy, and good governance. 

Guinea-Bissau and the European Union (EU) signed, Thursday (May 4), a €17 million financing agreement to support the education and vocational training sector. The funding will enable the West African country to initiate reforms, particularly in its education system. 

According to Artis Bertulis (photo, right), EU ambassador to Guinea Bissau, the funds will support the implementation of a new vocational training system and the creation of new training programs and courses as well as life skill development courses, notably for women and girls living in vulnerable rural areas.  

This support is part of the multi-annual indicative program implemented between the EU and Guinea Bissau since 2021. The program, which runs until 2027, entails €112 million euros to be invested in areas such as human development, green and inclusive economy, and good governance.

On May 4, 2023, under the same program, the country also signed a €21 million financing agreement for the development of green and inclusive cities.

Vanessa Ngono Atangana

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