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Evidence-Based Policymaking for implementation of AzNQF training sessions was held

On 16-25 June, Evidence-Based Policy-making for implementation of AzNQF training sessions for National Qualification on Lifelong Learning Department (NQLLL) officials have been conducted through Zoom online platform within the framework of the European Union funded project "Support to Implementation of National Qualifications Framework in Azerbaijan" implemented jointly with the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

The 8 training sessions aimed at building capacities among NQLLL Department officials on how better support evidence-based policy-making for implementation of AzNQF, by exposing participants to an appropriate combination of theoretical insights and practical examples.

By the end of the training sessions, participants had improved their knowledge of Evidence-based Policy, as well as design and writing of Policy Brief and Policy Paper.

 “Support to Implementation of National Qualification Framework in Azerbaijan” project is funded by the European Union to assist the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Azerbaijan through the provision of technical assistance. The main objective of the project is to enhance the quality and relevance of the education and training system in Azerbaijan supporting economic diversification, creating opportunities for lifelong learning, and fulfilling the Education Development Strategy in line with European and international best practice. The specific objectives of the project are i) To ensure effective implementation of NQF; ii) To introduce relevant education standards in pilot sectors; iii) To ensure education standards support competency-based education provision; iv) To improve access to lifelong learning through flexible provision, alternative progression pathways and recognition of prior learning; v) To improve assessment and QA of assessment and certification processes; vi) To provide effective information and guidance for employers/sectors, providers and learners to use the NQF. The 30-months project is implemented by GOPA Worldwide Consultants as lead consultancy company in a consortium with British Council (BC), European Project Management Ltd (EPM) and SEFT Consulting.