BRINGING FOUNDATIONS CLOSER EVIDENCE TECHNICAL AND VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING KENYA AND GOVERNMENTS
In September 2015, the UN General Assembly endorsed the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This started a new global development agenda spanning from 2015-30, building on momentum generated by the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). SDG 17 stresses that “achieving the ambitious targets of the 2030 Agenda requires a revitalised and enhanced global partnership that brings together Governments, civil society, the private sector, the United Nations system and other actors [e.g. philanthropic foundations] and mobilises all available resources”iii. These inclusive partnerships, built upon principles and values, a shared vision and shared goals that place people and the planet at the centre, are needed at a global, regional and local level.
By coming together in an organised manner, foundations and governments can play a pivotal role in driving development globally and achieving the SDGs. This study attempts to provide an overview of collaboration between these two players in the context of Kenya. It also seeks to provide guidance and recommendations on how foundations and governments can work together in the sector of technical and vocational education and training (TVET) to advance development, which was identified by all
stakeholders taking part in this study as holding much potential in support of Kenya’s development