The Minister of Planning and National Development, His Excellency Dr. Abdi Osman “Shibbin” led a high-level delegation representing the Somaliland government to an official visit to the German Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training in Bonn, Germany.
The Minister is accompanied by the Director Generals of the Ministry of Employment and Social Affairs, Ministry of Education and Science, Ministry of Trade, Industry and Tourism, Chamber of Commerce and other technical teams.
The Mission received a briefing from the the German Office for International Cooperation in Vocational Education and Training on German TVET systems.
Minister Shibbin under noted the importance of developments and investment in the TVET sector for Somaliland and affirmed Somaliland government’s serious commitment to reform the TVET sector. Germany is a world leader in vocational and skills production and is aptly supporting Somaliland to work towards improving all matters to do with TVET. Improvements in TVET is envisaged to lead to a boost in job creation in a country where youth unemployment rate stands at a staggering 70%.