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Uganda - Support to Higher Education Science and Technology (HEST) Project - Appraisal Report


The Support to Higher Education, Science and Technology (HEST) Project aims to contribute to building Uganda’s human capital skills development capacity—particularly in education, science and technology—to respond to labor market demands and spur productivitynationally.Its objective is to improve equitable access, quality and relevance of skills training and research leading to job creation and self-employment.It involves the active participation of six public universities and two degree-awarding tertiary institutions in skills training, at the various levels of higher learning. The strategic outcomes of the project are access to HEST and information and communication technology (ICT)for delivery of HEST and improved quality and relevance of HEST in target public universities and degree-awarding tertiary institutions,leading to stronger links to the productive sector.The project is aligned to the country’s National Development Plan 2010/2011–2014/2015 that aims at making Uganda an industrialized economy in 2025 through the provision of higher level skills. The total cost of the project is UA74.44 million,and it will be implemented over a five-year period.

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