On August 24, 2022, a virtual workshop organized by UNESCO-UNEVOC was held to help discover various viewpoints on resilience in TVET. This discussion included institutional
strategies for exercising resilience and for developing agile responses as well as policy approaches and implementation mechanisms for overcoming disruptions.
This was a continuation of a meeting that was held on August 19, 2022, with a focus on Economic and Employment Trends and Changing Technology. At this second meeting, the focus was on a variety of topics, including but not limited to Climate Change, Natural Disasters, Conflicts, and Pandemics. Along with the UNESCO-UNEVOC team and the international consultant, experts from every continent were invited.
In his opening remarks, Mr. Fredrich Huebler, director of UNESCO-UNEVOC, discussed the organization’s new TVET strategy for the years 2022 to 2029.
To help uncover diverse perspectives on resilience in TVET, a number of invited experts gave presentations, including
- Amelia Siga, Pacific Community
- Roman, European Training Foundation , (ETF)
- Christine Gittens – Heart NSTA TRUST
- Rory Robertshaw – UNICEF Turkey
- Christine Hoffman – International Labour Organisation (ILO)
- Vivek Pandit, Generation, India
- George Tharaniyil – Don Bosco Tech Africa (DBTA)
They each spoke about.
- The organizations’ place and role in the technical and vocational education and training (TVET)
- The organization’s resilience in the TVET echo system
- The characteristics of a resilient TVET system
- The impact of disruptors on TVET systems and institutions
- How individual organizations have responded to these disruptions and the impact of the programs/activities on the target stakeholders.
The discussions were moderated by Mr. Manish Joshi.