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Thematic Areas: Inclusion and Youth | Digital Transformation | Private Sector Engagement | SDGs and Greening TVET
Our Key Programmes & Projects: BILT: Bridging Innovation and Learning in TVET | Building TVET resilience | TVET Leadership Programme | WYSD: World Youth Skills Day
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24 May 2023
UNESCO-UNEVOC and HP Life: Promoting skills for work and life
UNESCO-UNEVOC and HP LIFE have partnered to promote innovation, employability and entrepreneurship among youth, with a focus on Africa. The online courses are free, self-paced, and available in Arabic, Bahasa Indonesia, Chinese, English, French, Hindi, Portuguese and Spanish.
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16 May 2023
How Europe is addressing the digital education challenge: DigComp, DigCompEdu and SELFIE
This UNESCO-UNEVOC webinar showcased some of the leading initiatives aimed at the digital upskilling of both citizens and teachers. Speakers from the European Commission outlined how the frameworks have been developed, their content and how they are being used in different countries to support TVET.
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15 April 2023
Resilience project paves the way for stronger TVET
UNESCO-UNEVOC implemented a project titled 'Building resilience in TVET for a just and sustainable transition' to strengthen the resilience of UNEVOC Centres and other education and training stakeholders as part of the COVID-19 pandemic recovery process.

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6 April 2023
BILT Expert Group on the dual transition in the hospitality and tourism sector
In 2023, the BILT project has a new focus on the impact of the green and digital transition on skills needs for the hospitality and tourism sector and the TVET system. In this context, a BILT Expert Group, composed of 29 members from Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Europe, will investigate the implications of this dual transition.
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4 April 2023
New Innovative and Promising Practices in TVET
Our Innovative & Promising Practices database now contains more than 90 TVET initiatives from around the world that promote sustainability, inclusion, entrepreneurship, digitalization & much more. Get inspired by these innovative solutions from the TVET community!
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4 April 2023
Project learning forum on building TVET resilience
UNESCO-UNEVOC has been implementing the project on ‘Building TVET resilience for a just and sustainable transition’ to support TVET stakeholders and their vision for achieving institutional resilience. The Project Learning Forum invited participants to share key takeaways from the programmes and discuss what these insights mean for future activities.
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31 March 2023
Issue #13 of the UNEVOC Quarterly
This issue shares highlights from UNESCO-UNEVOC and the UNEVOC Network for the period January - March 2023.
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23 March 2023
Atlas of emerging trends in TVET (updated)
The BILT Atlas has recently been updated with a new section on Europe. This section looks at the latest data and trends emerging from the region and highlights how TVET systems are responding to major shifts in the world of work.
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22 March 2023
BILT spotlight on Africa - Making TVET governance fit for the future
The BILT spotlight series highlights successful approaches at the institutional level in a specific geographical region. The first webinar of the series is presented by the Commission for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (CTVET), Ghana.
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22 March 2023
TVET leaders ready to take action for a green transition
UNESCO-UNEVOC held a virtual graduation ceremony for the participants of its TVET Leadership Programme 2022. The programme focused on ‘Rethinking TVET systems and programmes to anticipate demand, adapt and take action for a just and green transition.’
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10 March 2023
Preparing TVET for a green and more resilient transition
A global push to build back better after the COVID-19 pandemic seeks to include more sustainable economic and social recovery measures. These comprise not just pandemic resilience but also investment in sustainable, inclusive and climate resilient technologies and infrastructure, and in robust education systems.
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8 March 2023
Young Africa – Embracing equal opportunities for women in TVET both online and offline
On the occasion of International Women's Day, a BILT Learning Lab was organized in cooperation with Young Africa to explore the theme of youth unemployment as it relates to women in TVET.
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27 February 2023
UNESCO-UNEVOC relaunches TVETipedia
The new and improved TVETipedia contains more than 1,000 terms but also information on TVET actors, qualification frameworks, policies and strategies.
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14 February 2023
UNESCO’s Global Skills Academy convenes partners to set up action plan to support 10 million learners by 2029
The GSA organized a partners’ meeting to present and define a common action plan on the path to supporting 10 million learners by 2029.The meeting, which took place online on 8 February, gathered over 45 participants, including representatives from the private sector and international organizations, UNESCO and the UNEVOC Network.
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10 February 2023
International Day of Women and Girls in Science
The International Day of Women and Girls in Science, celebrated on 11 February, is implemented by UNESCO and UN-Women, in collaboration with institutions and civil society partners that aim to promote women and girls in science. This Day is an opportunity to promote full and equal access to and participation in science for women and girls.
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7 February 2023
Survey on TVET institution resilience
This questionnaire on TVET institution resilience has been developed to gain insights into how TVET institutions have responded to various shocks and disruptions, including COVID-19, and their plans for dealing with such disruptions in the future.

Deadline to complete survey: 20 February 2023.
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3 February 2023
How inclusive entrepreneurial learning can benefit disadvantaged youth
UNESCO-UNEVOC is working with the TVET community in 16 African countries on mainstreaming inclusive entrepreneurial learning as part of its Building TVET resilience for a just and sustainable transition project.
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1 February 2023
LKDF and UNESCO-UNEVOC host training for greener and more resilient TVET systems
On 26 January 2023, UNIDO's Learning and Knowledge Development Facility (LKDF) and UNESCO-UNEVOC hosted a training workshop on the Market Systems Development (MSD) approach.
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27 January 2023
National Skill Development Corporation and KPMG International launch a new mentorship programme (UNEVOC Centre in India)
Under the scope of the Global Skills Academy, KPMG, a member of UNESCO’s Global Education Coalition, has launched a new mentorship initiative with the National Skill Development Corporation International, a UNEVOC Centre in India, to support young graduates entering the labour market.
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25 January 2023
The future of VET in Europe: trends and lessons for a global debate
Hosted by UNESCO-UNEVOC and the European Centre for Vocational Education and Training (CEDEFOP), this webinar presented the findings of the recent study on 'The Future of VET in Europe' to the international TVET community.
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4 January 2023
Profiles of TVET teachers and trainers across the globe
In recent years, disruptions caused by technology, climate, migration, political instability and the COVID-19 pandemic have affected the economy, labour markets, and hence education. TVET does not exist in a bubble and has also been affected, making the work of teachers and trainers, who are entrusted with the future of millions of students around the world, more challenging.
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16 December 2022
Issue #12 of the UNEVOC Quarterly
This issue shares highlights from UNESCO-UNEVOC and the UNEVOC Network for the period October – December 2022.
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14 December 2022
Advancing open and distance learning for TVET in the Caribbean
A select group of TVET principals and managers recently gathered in Kingston, Jamaica to put the finishing touches on their plans for harnessing open and distance learning (ODL) to improve education provision at TVET institutions in the Caribbean.
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5 December 2022
Managing change through transformative TVET leadership
The UNESCO-UNEVOC TVET Leadership Programme aims to build the capacities of TVET leaders and professionals from around the world. This year's edition was launched on 30 November with a focus on ‘Re-thinking TVET systems and programmes to anticipate demand, adapt and take action for a just and green transition’.
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1 December 2022
Atlas of emerging trends in TVET
The new BILT Atlas helps TVET stakeholders to reflect upon the challenges and opportunities facing TVET systems. The Atlas addresses new qualifications and competencies, specifically greening and digitalization, affecting the future of work and society.
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