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Jens Liebe

Programme Officer

Jens Liebe leads the team on ‘Innovation and the Future of TVET’, which includes the Bridging Innovation and Learning in TVET (BILT) project and i-hubs initiative. He leads the UNEVOC TVET Leadership Programme, a UNESCO flagship programme for mid- to senior-level TVET experts, serves as Regional Focal Point for ‘Europe, CIS and North America’, and advises the Director on the global UNEVOC Network development strategy. Previous responsibilities at UNESCO-UNEVOC include leading the UNEVOC Network Secretariat and providing the Head of Office with strategic and management support.

Prior to joining UNESCO-UNEVOC, Jens held positions as Assistant Director and Programme Officer of the UN-Water Decade Programme on Capacity Development (UNW-DPC), as a Senior Scientist at the Centre for Development Research (ZEF) of the University of Bonn, where he served as Scientific Coordinator of the interdisciplinary “GLOWA Volta Project”, and with the German Technical Cooperation in Zambia.

Jens holds a Ph.D. in Biological and Environmental Engineering from Cornell University, and a Master of Science in Geography from the University of Bonn. He received the Hans Hartwig Ruthenberg award of the fiat panis foundation, which honors excellent theses in the field of food security.



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