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Issue #4 - December 2020


Dear readers,

As 2020 draws to a close, we are reminded of how this year’s unprecedented challenges have opened up new pathways for innovation and collaboration in TVET. The transition to virtual learning, training and capacity building has made knowledge exchange possible on an even greater scale and fostered the development of joint strategies to address collective challenges.

This year also signals the end of UNESCO-UNEVOC’s second Medium-Term Strategy (MTS-II). Under MTS-II, the expanded scope for knowledge sharing, collaboration and peer learning led to a better understanding of how different contexts affect outcomes at the institutional level. Its implementation was instrumental in bolstering links within the TVET community, strengthening the UNEVOC Network and developing the capacities of TVET leaders on a global level.

The Medium-Term Strategy for the period 2021-2023 (MTS-III) facilitates a shift towards a more inclusive, gender-equal and hands-on approach to supporting TVET actions on the ground. From January 2021, the new implementation phase will be guided by four principles: partnership, optimizing, prioritizing and adapting. Working alongside its partners, UNEVOC Centres and TVET stakeholders, UNESCO-UNEVOC will seek to advance future-oriented TVET that is more responsive to sustainable development and labour market demands.

We look forward to your continued support in implementing this shared vision in the coming years.

Wishing you a healthy and successful 2021!


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Innovating TVET at the institutional level
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25 November 2020
Bridging innovation and learning in TVET
The BILT project provides TVET stakeholders with a platform for exchange on innovative initiatives implemented at their institutions – within Europe, and in a bridging process with African and Asian partners.
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24 November 2020
New promising and innovative practices
The newly relaunched UNESCO-UNEVOC promising and innovative practices database features responsive TVET initiatives from more than 25 countries, including 18 UNEVOC Centres.
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23 November 2020
Virtual conference on gender equality in STEM
23 to 27 November 2020. Discussions focused on the key findings from the UNESCO-UNEVOC study on 'Boosting gender equality in science and technology. A challenge for TVET programmes and careers'.
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8 December 2020
Bridging Conference on New Qualifications and Competencies in TVET: success stories at strategic and operational levels
Organized by the BILT project, this conference discussed the relevance, applicability and prioritization of new qualifications and competencies with the global TVET community, with a view on practical examples from Europe, Africa and Asia and the Pacific.
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