The Human Resource Development Council (HRDC) was established by the HRDC Act No 17 of 2013 which became effective on the 8th November, 2013. In a supervisory capacity and acting as Government’s advisor on human resource development, the HRDC provides a platform for the Public Sector, Private Sector and Civil Society to act in concert to drive the National Human Resource Development Strategy (NHRDS).
Specifically, HRDC coordinates efforts by all parties to study Botswana’s education and skills development mechanism, assesses its impact on national priorities, identifies barriers to effective delivery of the NHRDS and mutually agrees on targeted solutions that should be implemented in the short, medium and long term in alignment with the strategic intent (as pronounced in the NHRDS).
The implementation of the above targeted solutions are driven by a set of clear initiatives that are coordinated, promoted and overseen by the HRDC in partnership with relevant stakeholders.
The establishment of the HRDC, therefore, represents a clear acknowledgement by Government of the need to drive effective HRD through a process that engages and accommodates the input and broad participation of the public sector, the private sector, civil society, labour, youth, educational institutions and other key stakeholders as partners in establishing an effective sector-focused HRD base.