HESSA

 

Higher Education System Strengthening Activity

HESSA


 

Pakistan Monument Islamabad


Enhancing the capacity
of Pakistan’s higher education
institutions and systems
to develop employable graduates.

About HESSA



The Higher Education System Strengthening Activity exists to address Pakistan’s mismatch in supply and demand of workforce development. Launched in 2021, the five-year project will increase the employability of the Pakistani workforce through trainings to improve Higher Education graduate capacity, relevance, adequacy, and inclusivity.


Guiding principles



The ecosystem drives excellence
Quality is worth more than quantity
Learn from indigenous models
Create policy for performance
Workforce development prepares good citizens


PROJECT COMPONENTS

LEADERSHIP


Leadership training and institutional governance

EDUCATION & RESEARCH


Strengthening faculty development programs, and promoting market driven curriculum and applied research

STUDENT
SUCCESS


Enhancing graduates access to employment opportunities, including self-employment and entrepreneurship

HESSA

PROJECT OUTCOMES

  • Improved HEI organizational performance based on strategic planning.
  • Increased effective private sector partnerships and funding
  • Enhanced curriculum to demonstrably improve graduate employability, including needed soft skills.
  • Expanded distance learning, financial aid, scholarship and career pathways programs improving access for underserved populations and overall student success post-graduation.

PUBLICATIONS

M. Aslam Chaudhry, PhD, USAID Grantee
Chief of Party, Pakistan HESSA Project

aslam.chaudhry@utah.edu
Tel (USA): +1 914-806-9112
Tel (Pak): +92 3312740200

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This program is made possible by the support of the United States Government and the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The contents are the sole responsibility of the University of Utah and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the U.S. Government.

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