In Tajikistan, UNICEF and its partners use the Adolescent Kit for Innovation and Expression to strengthen and institutionalize skill-based education for peacebuilding for adolescents throughout the country.

In 2017, UNICEF-Tajikistan adapted the Adolescent Kit’s Ten Key Competencies to develop a national Adolescent Competency Framework for use in formal schools and nonformal programmes. The framework, which was accredited by the Minister of Education and Science of Tajikistan, supports a national competency-based learning programme for young people that includes an “Adolescent Kit” curriculum used in Centers for Additional Education and summer camps.

Also in partnership with the MoES, UNICEF-Tajikistan has pioneered a harmonized approach linking the Adolescent Kit to UPSHIFT, a flagship programme of UNICEF’s Innovation Section, training adolescents and youth to use human-centered design methods to address challenges in their lives and communities and catalyze social entrepreneurship programmes. The Adolescent Kit has also recently been introduced into a cross-border peacebuilding programme, implemented jointly with UNICEF-Kyrgyzstan and its partners, to promote mutual understanding and acceptance between young people in the two countries.

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