The full operationalization of the African Union Partnerships for African Vaccine Manufacturing (PAVM) to achieve the objective of manufacturing 60% of the vaccines need by 2040 involves training of qualified workforce. A fully functioning manufacturing ecosystem in the continent will require about 12,500 Full Time Employees (FTEs), compared to about 2,000FTEs currently available. To address this challenge in vaccine workforce, PAVM Talent Development Workstream worked with various partners to develop Two Competency Frameworks, Vaccine Manufacturing and Research and Development Competency Frameworks. These frameworks are tools to guide the training needs assessment and guide educational program offerings. As such, the competency frameworks are invaluable resources for training providers, vaccine manufacturers and research institutions.
The Two Competency Frameworks were Officially Launched on the sidelines of the 3rd International Conference on Public Health in Africa (CPHIA 2023) in Lusaka, Zambia on 29 November 2023. Read more on Competency Frameworks:
While building a strong human capital for the African Vaccine Manufacturing, Africa CDC Collaborated with GIZ to develop Business and Operational Models for African Biomanufacturing Training Centres aiming at addressing three main challenges:
* Lack of coordination between local talent development initiatives,
* Brain-drain of local talent, and
* Sustainable financing. Read more: https://africacdc.org/download/business-and-operational-models-for-african-biomanufacturing-training-centres/“