Capacity Building for Modernizing TVET Pedagogy in Ethiopia (MOPEDE) focuses on to improve and modernize the accessibility and quality of Vocational Education and Training (VET) teacher education around Ethiopia by institutionalized and curricula integrated e-learning, updated teaching and learning methods and student-centered pedagogy. This will support the quality and accessibility of TVET teacher training around Ethiopia.

As an outcome of the project the E-learning will be institutionalized in Federal Technical Vocational Education and Training Institute (FTI) and its 15 satellite colleges and integrated into their curricula to update teaching and learning methods, and by doing so to support the quality of TVET teacher training around Ethiopia and to increase the access to it. Additionally, a new training modules will be developed for FTI and piloted for the use in future. The project scope involves all regions in Ethiopia via cascading training model.

By doing this, the project contributes to the aim of the Government of Ethiopia to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal 4. of the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and promoting lifelong learning opportunities for all.

Key Results
to be achieved
  1. E-learning Lab will be established to ensure an up-to-date facility for developing e-pedagogy in TVET teaching.
  2. E-learning platforms and modules will be established and developed.
  3. Pedagogical competence to fully develop and utilize the platform and the LAB will be developed, maintained and strengthened.
  4. The institutional support and management for e-learning will be developed.

Project management

Chair of the Board: Director Teshale Berecha, Technical and Vocational Education and Training Institute (FTI) 

Mr. Haftom Gebregziabher, Deputy Director General Academics (FTI) 

Mr. Eniyew Getinet, Deputy Director General Research and Community Engagement (FTI) 

Mr. Habtamu Kibret, Deputy Director General (FTA)

Dr. Yishak Degefu, Faculty Dean Vocational Pedagogy (FTI)

Mr. Matiyas Teshome, Director ICT Directorate (FTI)

Mrs. Pauliina Silvennoinen, Project Manager (JAMK) 

Dr. Hannele Torvinen, Head of Department, Vice Director of the School of Professional Teacher Education (JAMK) 

Dr. Pekka Makkonen, Principal Lecturer (Centria) 



The Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, HEI-ICI

The project is based on the long-term collaboration between the participating HEIs that has strengthened the collaboration in inclusive education between the partners in previous development projects during the years 2017-2020: TECIP project 


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Silvennoinen Pauliina

Silvennoinen Pauliina

Lehtori, Senior Lecturer
Opettajankoulutus, Teacher Education
Ammatillinen opettajakorkeakoulu, Professional Teacher Education
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