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WorldSkills Africa 2020-2022

Working with the African Union and WorldSkills Namibia, WorldSkills Africa 2020-2022 was a series of capacity building workshops with a skills competition that took place from 28 March to 2 April 2022 in Swakopmund, Namibia.

The programme focused on:

  • Collaborative mentorship between WorldSkills International Experts and National Experts (VET teachers from Africa)
  • Inclusiveness and human-centred design approach
  • Knowledge exchange on occupational standards, skills training, Test Project, and skills competition management

Virtual capacity building workshops

The capacity building workshops started in September 2020 to train 192 National Experts from 13 countries for 16 skills. There were 32 WorldSkills Experts from 21 countries acted as Chief Experts and Deputy Chief Experts in the programme.


The capacity building programmes and skills competition included the following skills:

  • Automobile Technology
  • Bricklaying
  • Electrical Installations
  • Joinery
  • Plumbing and Heating
  • Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
  • Wall and Floor Tiling
  • Water Technology
  • Cooking
  • Hairdressing
  • Restaurant Service
  • Mechatronics
  • Welding
  • Mechanical Engineering CAD
  • Fashion Technology
  • Web Technologies

WorldSkills Swakopmund 2022

WorldSkills Swakopmund 2022 took place from 28 March to 3 April 2022 as the final phase of WorldSkills Africa 2020-2022.

During the Skills Development in Africa meeting on 25 August 2019, which was held alongside WorldSkills Kazan 2019, WorldSkills Namibia received the majority of votes from WorldSkills Members and Partners to organize the skills competition. 

The latest updates and news are on the WorldSkills Swakopmund 2022 website.

About WorldSkills Namibia

Namibia joined the WorldSkills family as an Associate Member in 2011 and upgraded to Full Member status in 2015. The country has been to every WorldSkills Competition since 2011. WorldSkills Namibia had sent Competitors to 3 WorldSkills Competitions, including 4 Competitors to WorldSkills São Paulo 2015, 7 Competitors to WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017, and 11 Competitors to WorldSkills Kazan 2019. 

How to join WorldSkills Africa programme?

The biennial WorldSkills Africa programme is open to all Member States of the African Union. Invitations to join are distributed through the official communication channels of the African Union to the ministries in charge of Vocational Education and Training. 

The responsible ministries are welcome to register VET teachers/trainers to join the capacity building workshops and send Competitors to the skills competition. Organizations that are supported by the responsible ministries to represent their countries are also eligible to register VET teachers/trainers and Competitors. 

For more information, please email