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We are proud to announce the winner of the Skills in Action Photo Competition 2017.
Ms. Eyitayo Oyelowo, Nigeria - Female aircraft engineer
Description: This image was taken at the aviation college in Kwara State, Nigeria. It illustrates inclusiveness in the aviation workplace.
For a long time now, the world has been a male dominated playground. From boardroom meeting to ivy sports leagues, men have shown courage in these fields, while women were considered incapable, no thanks to the old cliché mentality “She is just a woman”. Though more recently, women have started standing up for equal opportunities, a lot have had to face the heat, break barriers and build careers in male dominated industries thereby paving the way for others to follow.
Mr. Bishoka Mulmi, Nepal - Youth participation on traditional handicrafts
Description: This heritage skill has been passed from many generations but is now endangered of being lost. This is because craft men and women earn low wages despite the high value of their products in the international market. There is a need to promote and encourage youth to take on these traditional skills so this skill won’t be lost forever.
The photo was taken at Khokana, a tiny Newari village south of Kathmandu. It has been nominated as a UNESCO World Heritage site representing a vernacular village and is famous for its mustard-oil seed industry.
The winner of the social media award gathered 7.3k out of more than 16k likes on Facebook at the end of the last day of voting (14 July 2017).
Mr. Emmanuel Nduwayezu, Rwanda - TVET, Skills that shape a better destiny
Description: The mission of TVET is to improve skills for sustainable progress, especially targeting the youth.
The finalists are listed in no particular order. All the titles are linked to the photos on our Facebook SkillsinAction Photo Competition Album which you can access only when you have a Facebook account.
We wish to thank all the participants who were willing to share their amazing photos and have demonstrated their awesome skills in photography.
Disclaimer: the photos were submitted as part of the SkillsinAction Photo Competition organized by UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre. The photos represent the views of the photographers; they are not necessarily those of UNESCO and do not commit the Organization.