Events and meetings

January 2024

  1. Innovations and Strategies for Recognition of Prior Learning in Africa

    In view of the challenges faced by African countries in implementing RPL, this episode of the “SKILLS Bridge” Masterclass series is titled "Innovations and Strategies for RPL in Africa" and is co-organised with our partners, the Sub–Saharan African Skills & Apprenticeship Stakeholders Network (SASASNET) and the African Development Bank (AfDB).

December 2023

  1. Boosting Refugee Self Reliance through Technical and Vocational Education and Training - Lessons we need to learn

  2. The quest for quality in career guidance – A conversation with Sareena Hopkins

    This is the second in a series of informal talks between members of the inter-agency career guidance working group and international career guidance experts. The conversation will focus on quality assurance in career guidance and how to leverage it.

November 2023

  1. IsDB-ILO Youth Green Skills Accelerator Challenge Call – From crises to resilience: Empowering Youth for a Greener Future

    In recognition of the need to empower young people to advocate for green economies and societies, even in the context of disasters, and to transform their activism, dedication, and creativity into tangible actions, IsDB and ILO are organizing the second edition of the "IsDB-ILO Youth Green Skills Accelerator Challenge Call 2023: From Crises to Resilience: Empowering Youth for a Greener Future." The main goal of this call is to foster youth engagement and equip them with essential skills for green jobs, helping communities recover and thrive in the face of crises.

  2. Empowering the Green Workforce: Education and Skills for a Just Transition

    The Greening Education Partnership (GEP) is a global initiative launched at the UN Transforming Education Summit in 2022 to equip every learner with the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes to address climate change and promote sustainable development. An impressive number of over 700 partner organisations pledged their commitments to GEP. The panel session will discuss how skills development, education, training and lifelong learning can contribute to the green transition, and how to align the GEP efforts with the guiding principles of a just transition. This session will bring together UNESCO as GEP coordinator and selected active partner agencies of the GEP, including the ILO, IRENA and UNICEF to exchange insights and explore ways to work together through the partnership on greening education and skills development

  3. Innovation in skills financing for a just transition

    A panel of experts will discuss how investment in skills development can drive sustainable growth and resilience, contributing to a just transition. It will share insights on innovative financing practices and examples that can foster skills development and how these can be effectively implemented and scaled up. The session aims to inspire dialogue and collaboration among stakeholders, encouraging them to invest in skills development and lifelog learning, and innovate funding modalities as a key strategy for a just and green transformation.

  4. 3rd ILO-Korea TVET Forum: Skills Development for an Inclusive Future for Asia and the Pacific Region

    The 3rd ILO-Korea TVET Forum, co-hosted by the ILO, the Ministry of Employment and Labour of the Republic of Korea and KOREATECH, provides a platform in the continuation of support towards the region’s efforts in achieving inclusive future through enhanced skills and lifelong learning.

October 2023

  1. Masterclass Series “The SKILLS Bridge” - Episode 5: Small Steps, Big Gains: Micro-credentials for Lifelong Learning

    In the framework of the “SKILLS Bridge” Masterclass series, a joint initiative by the ILO, World Bank and UNESCO, this episode discussed the topic “Small Steps, Big Gains: Micro-credentials for Lifelong Learning.”

  2. ILO soft skills modules - The InBusiness training programme experience in South-East Asia

    This is the first episode in a series to share knowledge from numerous organisations and initiatives on why core skills are essential, how they can be delivered, and what impact they can have. This episode will focus on the soft skills modules developed under the ILO Women in STEM Programme.

  3. Digital Technologies in Career Guidance – A conversation with Jaana Kettunen

    This is the first in a series of informal talks between members of the inter-agency career guidance working group and international career guidance experts. The conversation will focus on the impact of artificial intelligence and digital technologies on career guidance.

September 2023

  1. Global Refugee Forum: 15by30 Refugee Higher Education and Self-Reliance Pledge Webinar on Technical and Vocational Education and Training

  2. 7th Regional Skills Technical Working Group (RSTWG) Meeting 2023

    The 7th Regional Skills Technical Working Group (RSTWG) Meeting will be held on 28-29 September 2023 in Bangkok, Thailand. With Thailand as the ATC Vice-Chair and co-host, this meeting aims to provide updates on the MRS initiative and the pathways of strengthening MRS moving forward.

August 2023

  1. Masterclass Series “The SKILLS Bridge” - Episode 4: Empowering Sector Skills Bodies: Strategies to Overcome Challenges and Improve Effectiveness

    This episode of "The SKILLS Bridge" Masterclass series explores the role Sector Skills Bodies can play in enhancing skills and lifelong learning systems demand-driven. Starting from the cases of the UK, India and South Africa, the webinar will discuss best practices, lessons learned, hindering and enabling factors.

July 2023

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    Masterclass Series “The SKILLS Bridge” - Episode 3: Digital transformations in Skills and Lifelong Learning systems: Challenges and enabling factors

    This third episode of "the SKILLS Bridge" Masterclasses explored how digital transformation can enhance TVET programs in developing countries, showcasing successful practices from Singapore and India, and discussing the use of digital technology in Skills and Lifelong Learning systems while addressing barriers and enablers for technology adoption.

May 2023

  1. Skills for the Indonesian Maritime Sector: The Strategic Involvement of Industries

    The purpose of the event is to share key findings from the sub-sectoral skills analysis for the shipbuilding, international logistics and seafaring maritime sub-sectors and to launch the sub-sectoral skills analysis reports.

  2. UK Skills for Prosperity Programme TVET Collaboration Dissemination Event

    The purpose of the event is to showcase the collaborations with national and institutional institutions, highlighting milestones and impacts to polytechnics and industries.

April 2023

  1. Employment policies for social justice

    The 2023 Symposium, organized in partnership with the European Commission's (EC) Joint Research Centre (JRC), focuses on the theme of employment policies and social justice. The Symposium will highlight the latest thinking on how integrated national employment policies tailored to the circumstances of countries promote inclusive transitions and social justice.

February 2023

  1. Launch of the Employment Policy Action Facility (EPAF)

    The launch of the Employment Policy Action Facility (EPAF) aims at increasing awareness of ILO’s support to member States on comprehensive employment policies, including in the areas of employment diagnostics, policy design, implementation, financing, and monitoring.

January 2023

  1. Strengthening apprenticeship systems in the informal economy in Africa to promote quality, innovation and transitions to formality

  2. Soft-Launch of Handbook and Knowledge Sharing Workshop on GEDSI integration into Learning Process in the Polytechnic

    The overall objective of the soft launch and training workshop are at improving equity in access to maritime education, training and employment of under-represented groups including women and promoting social inclusion at maritime workplaces