Lack of or inadequate education and training denies people opportunities for self-advancement by limiting their access to gainful employment or keeping them in low-productivity and low paying jobs. Ultimately this excludes such persons from making a meaningful contribution to economic growth. Good quality education and training have thus been recognised as important ways of breaking the “cycle of poverty”.
Acquisition of education and skills can lead to innovation, enterprise development, technological upgrade & transfer and increased investments and ultimately economic diversification and development.
EADB supports programmes that enhance access to and expand educational opportunities from early stage to tertiary education and skills upgrade of the people of East Africa through continuous learning and holistic human resource skills formation.