Thematic Areas: Inclusion and Youth | SDGs and Greening TVET | Innovation and Future of TVET | Private Sector Engagement
Our Key Programmes & Projects: COVID-19 response | YEM: Youth Employment in the Mediterranean | BILT: Bridging Innovation and Learning in TVET | UNESCO-UNEVOC TVET Leadership Programme | WYSD: World Youth Skills Day
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Shyamal Majumdar presented on good practices within the UNEVOC Network and highlighted further directions for enhancing networking in TVET and the creation of communities of practice through North-South-South collaboration and evidence-based research in TVET. Eight country presentations were made by the participating UNEVOC Centres, each describing the TVET investment ecosystem as well as key national or sub-regional agenda that influence further investments in TVET. Input from TDA’s CEO Martin Riorda and NCVER’s Managing Director Rod Camm enriched the discussions.
The importance of evidence-based research in TVET was unanimously emphasized as being an essential enabler to making policy-oriented reforms and investments in TVET. Discussions around this topic generated great interest from UNEVOC Centres to participate in collaborative research projects and pool together technical and research expertise in improving the evidence base of TVET.
In addition to the experts’ seminar, UNEVOC Centres had the opportunity to join the TDA National Seminar themed around Australia’s Vision 2020 on 1 September 2014. It provided representatives insights into the Australian TVET system, future directions and opportunities for collaboration. On this occasion, Mr. Majumdar spoke on the imperatives that shape effective global partnerships in the context of the post-2015 global education agenda, among others.