Empowering Women through TVET: Insights from the UNEVOC Network

As part of UNESCO-UNEVOC’s activities for International Women’s Day to promote gender equality in TVET, we asked key experts from selected UNEVOC Centres to share their insights and experiences of utilizing innovation and technology to create equal opportunities in TVET.

Prof. Sibusiso Moyo, Ph.D

Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Research, Innovation & Engagement

Durban University of Technology, South Africa

Message for International Women’s Day 2019

Happy International Women’s Day! My message is to work hard, stay focused and find a mentor, even if you think you do not need one! In the end, we all need someone to share our ideas and challenges. Even as an Executive Management Leader, I have found that it can be lonely out there and it helps to have a support network both on the technical and emotional side. To the female leaders, I urge you to help other women and girls to succeed, so that together we can build more equitable and sustainable communities with skills for the future!

Dr. Christina Boateng

Senior Lecturer

Department of Vocational Technical Education

University of Cape Coast, Ghana

Message for International Women’s Day 2019

As women in TVET, we should be at the forefront as mentors, educators, and role models in demystifying STEM-related subjects in TVET as 'no go' areas for girls. It is time to tackle this issue with all hands on deck!

Mr. Rodrigo Nunez

Director of International Relations & UNEVOC Centre Coordinator



Message for International Women’s Day 2019

TVET provides a great opportunity for the acquisition and updating of job skills and the reduction of unemployment. As we move forward, it should be fully utilized to promote the retraining and labour insertion of women, increase their qualification and thus diminish the existing gender gap.

page date 2019-03-08

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