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WYSD Programme and Documentation

World Youth Skills Day, 15 July 2016
You can access videos of the morning sessions and presentations below.

Conference programme.
The programme contains detailed information on all sessions and presenters.

A selection of pictures is available via flickr.
Opening Programme

Welcome Remarks
Shyamal Majumdar (Head, UNESCO-UNEVOC)
Richard Kinley
(Head of Agencies, UN in Bonn)

Opening Remarks
David Atchoarena (Director, Division for Policies and Lifelong Learning Systems, UNESCO)
Irina Bokova (Director General, UNESCO) via Video

Inaugural Remarks
Roland Lindenthal (Head of Education Department, German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development)
Government responses to transforming TVET for sustainable development

Moderator: David Atchoarena

  • Peter Thiele, Deputy Director for VET Policy Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), Germany
  • Masa'udu Adamu Kazaure, Executive Secretary, Nigeria Board of Technical Education (NBTE), Center of Excellence for TVET, Nigeria
  • Victor Hugo Diaz Mora, Head of International Cooperation, Instituto Nacional de Aprendizaje (INA) Costa Rica
  • M. Jamal Eddine El ALOUA, Secretary General, Department of Vocational Training, Ministry of National Education and Vocational Training, Morocco
  • Snežana Marković, Assistant Minister for Secondary Education and Adult Education, Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development, Serbia
Leveraging youth engagement for improved skills development

Moderator: Anke Rasper, Senior Editor, Deutsche Welle
  • Joachim James Calleja, Director, European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop)
  • Alia Wedderburn, UNEVOC Skills in Action Winner 2014
  • Barthélémy Deutsch, World Skills Champion 2013
  • Mohammad Issa, Entrepreneur, Networks of Mediterranean Youth (NET-MED)
  • Hendrik Voß, Head of TVET Department, German Confederation of Skilled Crafts
  • Marie-Josée Fortin, Director International Partnership Programs, Colleges and Institutes (CICan), Canada
UNESCO TVET Strategy (2016-21) Launch

David Atchoarena (Director, Division for Policies and Lifelong Learning Systems, UNESCO)

Parallel Sessions
Facilitating transition to green economies and sustainable societies
Panel discussion

Moderator: Shyamal Majumdar, Head of UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre for TVET
  • Rabea Ferroukhi, Head of Policy Unit and Deputy Director – Knowledge, Policy and Finance, The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
    http://www.unevoc.unesco.org/pix/pdf16.png presentation
  • Dejene Tezera, Chief of Division, Agribusiness Development Department, (United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
    http://www.unevoc.unesco.org/pix/pdf16.png presentation
  • HRH Princess Abze Djigma, Founder and CEO, Abzesolar S.A.; Founder and Leader, The Initiative MAMA-Light for Sustainable Energy, Burkina Faso
  • Amina Idris, Director, Nigeria Board of Technical Education (NBTE) Center of Excellence for TVET, Nigeria
    http://www.unevoc.unesco.org/pix/pdf16.png presentation
  • Helen Knibb, Curriculum Specialist and Doctoral Program Student, Canadian Studies, Trent University, Canada
    http://www.unevoc.unesco.org/pix/pdf16.png presentation
Promoting equity and gender equality
Panel discussion

Moderators: Miki Nozawa, Programme Specialist, UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre for TVET, and Katerina Ananiadou, Programme Specialist, UNESCO
  • Alumeci Tuisawau Director TVET, Ministry of Education, Heritage and Arts, Fiji
  • Henry Gray, Director, Learning Resource Department, HEART Trust National Training Agency, Jamaica
    http://www.unevoc.unesco.org/pix/pdf16.png presentation | [[http://www.unevoc.unesco.org/wysd/ppt/WYSD16-Gender-Equity-in-TVET_Recommendations.pdf recommendations]
  • Andrea Kauffmann, Gender Expert, United Nations Research Institute for Social Development, Geneva
    http://www.unevoc.unesco.org/pix/pdf16.png presentation
  • Tilman Nagel - Head of Section, Education, TVET and Labour Markets, GIZ
  • Anna Prokopenya, World Skills Champion 2015
Fostering youth employment and entrepreneurship
Panel discussion

Moderator: Paul Comyn, Skills and Employability Specialist, International Labour Organisation (ILO)
  • Karin Fischnaller, World Skills Champion 2011
  • Betulio Rojas, Drive and Control Academy, Bosch Rexroth
  • Luis Cateura, Programme Manager, Fundación Paraguaya
Synergizing efforts for TVET transformation in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
Panel discussion

Chaired by Borhene Chakroun, Chief, Section of Youth, Literacy and Skills Development, UNESCO
  • Arne Carlsen, Director, UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL)
  • Madlen Serban, Director, European Training Foundation (ETF)
  • Jos de Goey, Vice President for Strategic Affairs and Chair of the Strategy Committee, WorldSkills International (WSI)
  • Richard Kinley, Deputy Executive Secretary, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
The way forward
Closing Speech

David Atchoarena, Director, Division for Policies and Lifelong Learning Systems, UNESCO



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