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Various services and different forms of assistance were provided to vocational educators, educational leaders and to other colleagues in several UNESCO field offices. The intention was twofold: for the former to contribute to capacity building and networking and sharing of expertise and knowledge; and for the latter to backstop and facilitate the execution of TVET activities, especially those related to the CapEFA. (more)

The UNEVOC Network

Bullet point News from UNEVOC Network Members
> New UNEVOC Network Member: CTVET, Guyana
Guyana is the 167th UNESCO Member State that has joined the UNEVOC Network! Its Council for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (CTVET) became a UNEVOC Network Centre in August 2010. (more)

> New UNEVOC Network Member: FPTK, Indonesia
The Faculty of Technology and Vocational Education (FPTK) of the Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia (UPI) joined the UNEVOC Network in August 2010 and is thus the second UNEVOC Centre in Indonesia. (more)

> New UNEVOC Network Member: IUSTA, Chad
The Institut Universitaire des Sciences et Techniques d'Abéché (IUSTA), Chad, joined the UNEVOC Network in July 2010. (more)

> Representative of UNEVOC Centre in Sierra Leone Visits UNESCO-UNEVOC
On 21 September 2010, Mr Mohamed A. Jalloh, Director of Sierra Leone's National Council for Technical, Vocational and Other Academic Awards (NCTVA - a UNEVOC Centre), visited UNESCO-UNEVOC. He was accompanied by Ms Elsa Meinzer, Team Leader of the Youth Employment Promotion Programme in Sierra Leone implemented by the German development consulting firm GOPA and funded by the German Development Agency GTZ on behalf of the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, and by Ms Susanne Heidmann, also of GOPA. (more)

> Representatives of UNEVOC Centre in Jamaica Visit UNESCO-UNEVOC
On 18 and 19 November 2010, Dr. Carolyn Hayle, Executive Director and Mr. Dermon Spence, National Programmes Director, of HEART Trust / National Training Agency (HEART Trust / NTA - a UNEVOC Centre), visited UNESCO-UNEVOC. The study visit was organized by UNESCO-UNEVOC in corporation with the UNESCO Office Jamaica in Kingston. (more)

Bullet point UNEVOC Network Meetings

> UNEVOC Seminar with UWI, Jamaica
A national UNEVOC Seminar was held on 23 September, 2010 at the Mona Visitors Lodge at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Jamaica. The seminar held jointly by the UNESCO and the School of Education at the UWI sought to sensitize TVET stakeholders about the UNESCO's mandates in TVET, the UNEVOC International Centre in Bonn and the various resources and services available to persons around the world. (more)

> UNEVOC Network Sub-regional Consultation Meeting in the CIS
The UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training and Capacity Building International (InWEnt) conducted a UNEVOC Network sub-regional consultation meeting on building capacity for TVET and ESD in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), in cooperation with UNESCO Moscow Cluster Office (Moscow, Russian Federation). (more)

Bullet point Partnership

> Official Opening: UNEVOC Centre in Magdeburg, Germany
On 16 September 2010, the official opening of the Magdeburg UNEVOC Network member "TVET for Sustainable Development" took place in Magdeburg, Germany. (more)

UNEVOC e-Forum

> e-Forum Awarded South-South Cooperation Excellence Award 2010
On 25 November 2010, the e-Forum received an award in the context of the South-South-Development Expo 2010 in Geneva. (more)

Bullet point General Developments
The e-forum currently has 1,577 members from 154 Countries. In 2010, more than 1400 messages have been distributed via the e-Forum by mid-December.

Please note that the UNEVOC e-Forum is now also available via Twitter at www.twitter.com/unevoc. On the UNEVOC twitter channel you will find notifications of new e-Forum discussions as well as UNEVOC news.

On 4 November 2010 we started an "e-Forum User Survey", which is available at http://www.unevoc.unesco.org/survey/. This short survey will help the UNESCO-UNEVOC e-Forum team to improve the quality and the relevance of the e-Forum and to better respond to members' needs. Five participants of the survey will have the chance to win a wonderfully branded TVETipedia USB card (4 GB memory card) after a random lottery draw. Please note that participation in the survey is possible until 23 December.

Bullet point Recent Discussions (August to mid-December 2010)
For those who are not a member of the e-Forum: You can access the messages via http://www.unevoc.unesco.org/forum. Note that you need to log in to be able to read messages. If you do not yet have a UNEVOC account or do not wish to create one, please use the following login information to access the e-Forum archives in read-only mode: User "Bulletin", password "read".
> The Face of TVET in Nigeria
Discussion about the present situation of TVET in Nigeria and more information about the TVET development strategies and suggestions in the aspect of Africa and India. (more)

> Sustainability Initiatives for VT
Introduction about the institution "National Service for Industrial Labour Training" in Peru and information request for similar model in Asia or English-speaking countries. (more)

> Definition of Vocational Education and Technical Education
Discussion about the definitions of vocational education and technical education as well as other relevant terminologies, such as TVET, VET, the formal, non-formal and informal continuing TVET and lifelong learning. (more)

> TVET for Clean Energy Industries in Developing Countries and Challenges
Discussion about the challenges and countermeasures on TVET in the renewable energy industries within developing countries. (more)

> Establishing a National Vocational Qualifications Framework
Discussion and Information about the issues to be addressed when establishing a National Vocational Qualifications Framework (NVQF) and links to resources of the implementation of NVQF in Australia and Bangladesh. (more)

> National Competence Standard in the Developing Countries
Information about the experiences of developing countries (e.g. Philippines, Korea, Botswana and Sri Lanka) in imposing national competence standard in TVET, specifically in the context of policy evaluation of the standardization. (more)

> Vocational Education Curriculum
Information about the standard curriculum, courses or syllabus for Vocational Education and enquiry for curriculum across trades suggested by UNESCO or ILO. (more)

> How Can an Organization Find Assistance?
Information and links to some resources for fundraising information. (more)

> Assessment in TVET
Information about the procedures for competency based assessment and verification in TVET and discussion about the use of a standarised log book for students when they go on Industrial Attachment. (more)

> TVET and Physical Education
Discussion about the organizational strategy and the role of TVET in the development of sports, especially the use of apprenticeship system for the skill development in sports and the issue of franchising sports including good practices and its benefits and challenges. (more)

> Instructional Design for Vocational Education
Introduction and information about the definition, the process and the model of Instructional Design in general and in particular for TVET (more)

> e-Learning and ICT in TVET
Discussion and shared experience (e.g., in Canada, Ethiopia, Commonwealth activities and UNESCO Bangkok database) on the use of ICT and social networks in TVET to promote TVET and learning activities (more)

> Success and Failure of TVET Students
Discussion about the factors which affect the success of TVET students or trainees and the strategies to ensure the success (more)

> Competency-based Training, Measuring
Information about the methods and instruments to measure competency-based training (more)


TVETipedia is an internet portal where users can exchange information and share knowledge on issues that are relevant in the field of TVET. Since its launch in March 2009, more than 1,000 users have signed up for the portal, making them potential editors. Several have started to contribute articles to the portal, some of which are summarised below. All readers of the UNEVOC Bulletin are invited to contribute to TVETipedia, by adding new articles any by editing existing articles to improve their quality. If you have questions or comments, please contact info@tvetipedia.org.

Bullet point HIV and AIDS and TVET
This article describes the impacts of HIV and AIDS on TVET and the labour force and also illustrates the strategy of UNESCO on the prevention of HIV and AIDS with and for education. read this article on TVETipedia

Bullet point Learning by Ear - The Skills to Succeed in Today's Africa
This article introduces the implementation and benefits of the new multimedia distance-learning programme "Learning by Ear" in Africa, initiated by German Broadcasting Service Deutsche Welle. read this article on TVETipedia

Bullet point Information on TVET in the following countries has recently been added to TVETipedia
United Arab Emirates
Saudi Arabia


Bullet point UNEVOC Meeting "ICTs to strengthen TVET in Georgia"
UNESCO-UNEVOC hosted a meeting on "ICTs to strengthen TVET in Georgia" from 22 to 25 November 2010 at the UNESCO-UNEVOC premises in Bonn. (more)

UNEVOC Assistance to CapEFA Implementation

UNEVOC's participation in the "Regional Seminar on Capacity Development in Planning, and Implementation of Cap EFA for TVET Development and on Regional Coordination of TVET Activities in Africa" from 31 August to 5 September 2010 in Zanzibar, Tanzania was part of the technical advice and assistance in implementing the Cap EFA projects which is jointly provided by specialists from UNESCO Headquarters and institutes such as UNESCO-UNEVOC. (more)


Bullet point UNESCO-UNEVOC at the IFAT Entsorga
To enable and broaden networking and exchange on TVET issues relevant to water and sanitation services, UNESCO-UNEVOC participated in the IFAT Entsorga Trade Fair for Water, Sewage, Waste and Raw Materials Management in Munich from 13 to 17 September 2010. (more)

Bullet point Workshop on Green TVET and Education for Sustainable Development
The UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre, in partnership with Capacity Building International (InWEnt), Colombo Plan Staff College (CPSC) and the German Association for Water, Wastewater and Waste (DWA) conducted an International Expert's Workshop on "Green TVET and Education for Sustainable Development" from 12 to 17 September 2010 in Germany. (more)

New Publications

> Best Practice Clearinghouse
At UNEVOC conferences in 2008 and 2009 in Maputo, Mozambique, and Mbabane, Swaziland, concerns were raised regarding the paucity of best practices in TVET, especially in the African region, and there was a general consensus among the participants regarding the urgent need to make best practices available and accessible to all in TVET. UNESCO-UNEVOC has decided to fill this gap by launching the TVET Best Practice Clearinghouse, a series of documents written by TVET specialists from the worldwide UNEVOC Network that aim to harness, document and evaluate practices that are in place in their country, to share their expertise and knowledge on What Works in TVET with the global TVET community, and to provide TVET practitioners in other countries or contexts with information on how their best practice can be reproduced. (more)

> Case Study of TVET in Kenya
UNEVOC Case Studies of TVET Series Volume 1 (more)

> Case Study: ESD in Africa
UNEVOC Case Studies of TVET Series Volume 2 (more)

> Case Study: Improving the Participation of Women in TVET
UNEVOC Case Studies of TVET Series Volume 3 (more)


> UNESCO-UNEVOC Participates in the "Conference on the Future of VET in a Changing World"
Mr L. Efison Munjanganja participated in the "Conference on the Future of Vocational Education and Training in a Changing World" held at the German Research Centre for Comparative Vocational Education (G.R.E.A.T.) at the University of Cologne from 29 September to 1 October 2010. He made the opening address on the subject of UNEVOC's actions and approaches in the context of the UNESCO strategy and programme in the area of TVET.

> UNESCO-UNEVOC Participates in German Youth Organization Meeting
On 20 October 2010, a UNESCO-UNEVOC representative joined the expert meeting of CJD (Christian Association of Youth Villages, a German nationwide organisation for youth, education and social work) on "International work at the CJD" in order to familiarize the CJD's internationally-operating staff with the work of UN organizations in Bonn, and that of UNESCO-UNEVOC in particular.

> Students of Cologne University Visit UNESCO-UNEVOC
On 4 and 18 November, students of the University of Cologne visited UN Campus in Bonn within the frame of a university lecture series on "International TVET Systems". A UNESCO-UNEVOC staff member presented the work of UNESCO-UNEVOC.

Call for Documents and Learning Materials

UNESCO-UNEVOC is constantly looking for relevant documents, papers and reports on TVET from around the world including legal documents, policy papers, curricula, and learning materials that TVET policy makers and practitioners are willing to share with their peers.

We invite all Bulletin recipients to send us such documents. The range of topics is broad and may cover all relevant areas of TVET, whether they deal with an already well established area or bring up new aspects and questions.

If you have any questions or want to submit a document, please do not hesitate to contact us at bulletin(at)unevoc.unesco.org

Contribute to the UNESCO-UNEVOC Bulletin

We invite all members of the UNEVOC Networks and others involved in technical and vocational education and training to submit articles about their activities or about TVET developments for publication in the UNESCO-UNEVOC Bulletin. (more)

Upcoming TVET Events Worldwide

> International Engineering and Technology Education Conference (IETEC 2011)
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 16-01 to 19-01-2011 (more)

19th Leading International Trade Fair and Convention for Vocational Education, Learning and IT
"The Potential for growth in vocational education and training."
Karlsruhe, Germany, 01-02 to 03-02-2011 (more)

For more events, please visit the UNEVOC website at www.unevoc.unesco.org/events
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