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Organised by the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) together with UNESCO-UNEVOC, the Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the Forum provided a platform for information exchange, experience-sharing and the coordination of green economy learning. Representatives from ministries and training institutions also informed each other about national approaches to developing strategies for green economy learning, and initiatives to start collaborations between different stakeholders. The diverse types of institutions attending the Global Forum also engaged learning institutions to integrate green economy concepts within existing courses, and promoted the idea of developing a community of practise of green economy learning professionals and institutions.
Other interventions from UNESCO were made by Borhene Chakroun, Chief of Youth, Literacy and Skills Section at UNESCO who moderated a session on Strategies and policies to promote inclusive green economy cases.
A working group session on Green Skills integration in TVET programmes provided a platform for UNEVOC Centres to present initiatives and programmes contributing to green economy learning. The session was split into two sub-sessions and was attended by Shyamal Majumdar, Ken Barrientos, Programme Officer at UNESCO-UNEVOC, Wouter de Regt, Programme Assistant at UNESCO-UNEVOC, Global Forum participants, as well as representatives from the following UNEVOC Centres:
Paris Statement on Learning for an Inclusive Green Economy
At the end of the two-and a half day Forum, a Statement on learning for an Inclusive Green Economy was adopted. The Statement emphasises the need for concerted efforts to scale up existing, and promote the development of new and innovative initiatives regarding inclusive green economy (IGE) learning. The statement is intended to guide understanding and debates on what IGE means, how to increase the effectiveness in IGE learning and how it could be further promoted and scaled up. Importantly, the Statement emphasises, amongst other things, the importance of lifelong learning approaches to achieving green economy learning.
UNEVOC Network Meeting
UNESCO-UNEVOC also seized the opportunity to inform UNEVOC Centres on greening TVET initiatives to open a dialogue for partnerships and collaboration in and around the Network. A brief meeting of the UNEVOC Centre representatives was held to exchange feedback on future plans and opportunities for actions.UNEVOC Centres represented were from Armenia, Austria, Canada, China, Germany, Grenada, Nigeria, Paraguay, Philippines, Saudi Arabia and Tunisia.