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Since January 2022, UNESCO-UNEVOC has been implementing the Building resilience in TVET for a just and sustainable transition project to support TVET stakeholders to work towards their vision for achieving institutional resilience.

The project carried out several capacity-building activities that encouraged TVET stakeholders to review the resilience measures adopted and enhance the strategic areas aimed at future resilience of TVET. Operationally, these areas for review and strengthening focused on planning systems and institutional development in a bid to address learner-centred, skills-related challenges to jobs and employment, lifelong learning and system adaptation brought about by greening and climate change impact, digital transformation, inclusion, and entrepreneurial learning.

On 4 April 2023, a Project Learning Forum was held to reflect upon the concept of resilience, share key takeaways from training activities and discuss what these insights mean for the future of TVET.

Project Learning Forum outputs

  • Research insights on TVET resilience at institutional and system levels validated and disseminated.
  • Elaborated practical strategies and examples of how to build resilience in TVET institutions.
  • Perspectives of and lessons learned in TVET resilience shared across the TVET network.
  • Future action towards fostering resilience.

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Welcome and opening

Forum agenda, project overview and summary of project milestones

Linking inclusion with entrepreneurial learning for sustainable economic development

Re-orienting TVET policy and practice towards inclusion in entrepreneurship training for a just and sustainable economic transition

Panel discussion featuring selected project participants:

  • Gabriel S Konayuma, Senior Vocational Education and Training Officer (Entrepreneurship); Ministry of Technology and Science, Lusaka, Zambia
  • Lawrence Mukhongo, Deputy Director - Academic Quality Assurance TVET, Technical University of Mombasa, Kenya
  • Doris Mtemang'ombe, Technical Education Department - Faculty of Education and Media Studies, University of Malawi - The Polytechnic
Next steps and outline of the Policy Guide Document on Entrepreneurial Learning for Disadvantaged Youth:

  • Jacqueline Kisato, Consultant, UNESCO-UNEVOC
Building resilience of TVET to prepare for market-relevant, green and inclusive economic growth
Modelling a technical assistance package for managing market systems analysis, improving organizational continuity, agility and financial sustainability and supporting TVET staff to develop demand-oriented curricula and training approaches

Panel discussion on Building capacity of TVET institutions for market-relevant, green economic and inclusive growth: case examples

Strengthening resilience post COVID through focus on work-based learning and technology enabled delivery

  • Ivan Stojanović, Team Leader, Project DECIDE, GIZ Serbia
Making technology work for the most vulnerable
Developing Open and Distance Learning (ODL) strategies and embedding assistive technologies in TVET institutions for flexible and inclusive learning

Panel discussion featuring selected project participants:

  • Lynn Rollins Beckles, NCVQ Coordinator, Barbados Community College, Barbados
  • Fridah Mulembe, Lecturer & Project Coordinator, TVTC, Zambia
  • Dianne Chambers, Coordinator Special and Inclusive Education, University of Notre Dame, Australia
Insights from research:

  • Tom M. Amonde, Research consultant, Jamaica
  • Rachel Mindra Katoroogo, Dean, Faculty of Commerce, Makerere University Business School
Overcoming disruptions and building resilience – research insights

Future actions and closing

  • Virpi Stucki, Chief - Rural Entrepreneurship, Job Creation & Human Security Division, UNIDO
  • Friedrich Huebler, Head of UNESCO-UNEVOC

More information about the 'Building TVET resilience for a just and sustainable transition' project can be found here.



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