What Can the Future of Learning Look Like in Eritrea?

FCA is working to improve the quality of education for Eritrean children and youth.

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Higher education in Eritrea is supported by Finn Church Aid and five bilateral projects between Finnish and Eritrean universities.

By Finn Church Aid (FCA),

Eritrea has been ranked as one of the poorest countries in the world, and sits at 177 out of 187 countries on the Human Development Index. It faces considerable challenges attaining equitable access to quality education and providing youth and adults with employable skills.



We are developing teacher training in Eritrea, to ensure that children and youth get to study with the support of a professional teacher. Motivated and skilled teachers are the basic prerequisite for learning. However, due to a critical shortage of teachers, many Eritrean teachers are unqualified and receive only minimal or no training.

In order to expand the availability of quality teacher training, Finn Church Aid is working closely with Eritrean teacher training institutions and national education officials. Developing the skills of teachers and teacher trainers helps children and young people accumulate the knowledge and skills they need to succeed.

Supporting innovation

Eritrea needs innovation more than ever to find local solutions to the complex and diverse social issues, such as energy, food production, health and education.

We are working with local partners to support the development of a National Innovation Centre. The goal of the centre is to harness the creativity and innovation of Eritrean youth to addressing urgent social challenges in the country, and urge the youth to generate novel local solutions.

In addition to Finn Church Aid, higher education in Eritrea is supported by five bilateral projects between Finnish and Eritrean universities.


Eritrea HEI ICI Projects

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Five bilateral projects between Finnish and Eritrean universities

Programme funding amounts 1,9 million euro. In 2015-2017 the funding is given to 5 projects. The interactive list below offers a detailed description about each of the projects running during the project implementation period 2015–2017. The programme is funded through Finnish development cooperation aid.