Can the Future of Skills Be Green and Gender-Inclusive?

How the public and private sectors are teaming up to empower young female champions in technical and vocational trades in Africa

TV Studio 5
Lab debate
Tuesday, June 15, 2021
16:20 to 17:05

Women’s ability to participate equally in markets boosts productivity, increases economic diversification and sustainable and inclusive growth. This starts with improving women’s access to education and training to develop technical skills and provide knowledge to embrace digitalization and ease the transition to green economies and societies. However, cultural norms and lack of positive role models inhibit many young women from pursuing training in industrial fields. This session will explore the effects of private-public partnerships in engaging champions in Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) on female participation in male-dominated sectors to explore the question: can the TVET system be the change-maker in providing industrial skills equally for a more sustainable future? 

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G.EPICOCO@unido.org

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Speakers

Moderator
Chika ODUAH
International Journalist
Bernardo CALZADILLA-SARMIENTO
Managing Director, Directorate of Digitalization, Technology and Agri-Business, and Director, Department of Digitalization, Technology and Innovation, United Nations Industrial Development Organization
Cesare ONESTINI
Director
European Training Foundation
Euphrasia MULENGA
WorldSkills Champions Trust Representative for Africa
WorldSkills
Li YONG
Director General
United Nations Industrial Development Organization