The Emerging Talent Programme paves the way for young female graduates on education policy and management in Afghanistan

As a fresh university graduate, with no work experience, the Emerging Talent Programme paved the way for my personal growth, social promotion, and professional progress. It was an excellent opportunity for me to learn about the education system in Afghanistan, acquire technical knowledge and skills in educational policy and planning, and improve my behavioral skills such as effective communication skills and team work.
Farkhunda Maqsoodi

The Emerging Talent Programme was initiated by the General Directorate of Planning and Evaluation (GDoPE) of the Afghan Ministry of Education (MoE) in 2015, as an on-the-job capacity development approach for young university graduates. Supported by the capacity development project in EPM (2015-2018), in collaboration with UNESCO International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP) and MoE, the Government of Sweden funded programme was designed within the framework of a broader comprehensive capacity development strategy. It is a supplementary learning opportunity for the emerging talents who studied in the field of education and/or related areas and are committed to a career in the education sector. Since 2018, the UNESCO Kabul office has extended technical and financial support to this programme through the Better Education Systems for Afghanistan Future (BESAF) project (2018-2021) which is also funded by the Government of Sweden, through its Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA).

as civil service education officers. The interns are assigned to various departments based on their interest, competencies and professional objectives. They are offered diverse practical capacity development opportunities to acquire knowledge and technical skills in policy analysis, educational planning, monitoring and reporting, data management, coordination, management, administrative and communication skills.