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4th International Skills Forum: Skills Development in Asia and the Pacific - Planting Seeds One Step Ahead

10 December 2014 to 11 December 2014
Manila
Philippines

Featuring the results of ADB's policy research study on Education and Skills for Inclusive Growth and Green Jobs, along with other studies on green jobs and green skills, this forum on Skills Development in Asia and the Pacific: Planting Seeds One Step Ahead invited leading professionals who shared their work on education for sustainability, expanding the footprint of green industries and sustainable practices in the private sector and exerting demand for skills and talent for green jobs. Green innovation, particularly the role of information, communication, and tecnhology in greening initiatives, was explored. The work of international organizations on green jobs and skills and trends in the greening of Technical Vocational Education and Training in the inter-agency working group on green skills were also shared.

Program and Learning Materials: 
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
10 Dec 2014 Session 1 - Opening Session Opening Address Bindu Lohani
10 Dec 2014 Session 1 - Opening Session Keynote Address Badullage Wijayaratne
10 Dec 2014 Session 1 - Opening Session Introduction to the Theme of the Forum Shanti Jagannathan
10 Dec 2014 Session 2 - Findings from ADB Policy Research Study on Skills Development for Green Jobs: Regional Report and Survey Findings of TVET Institutions and Business Green Growth, Green Jobs, and Green Skills in Asia: Overall and Regional Findings of the ADB-Hong Kong Institute of Education Policy Research Study
This presentation gives an overview and shares findings of the Asian Development Bank Policy Research Study on Education...
Rupert Maclean
10 Dec 2014 Session 2 - Findings from ADB Policy Research Study on Skills Development for Green Jobs: Regional Report and Survey Findings of TVET Institutions and Business Education and Skills for Inclusive Growth and Green Jobs in Asia: Technical Vocational Education and Training Perspective
This presentation provides a 10-point summary of the Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) perspective. Among the points raised...
Margarita Pavlova
10 Dec 2014 Session 2 - Findings from ADB Policy Research Study on Skills Development for Green Jobs: Regional Report and Survey Findings of TVET Institutions and Business Emerging Demand and Priorities of the Private Sector: Findings from the ADB-Hong Kong Institute of Education Study
This presentation shares how private sector views the development of green skills. It discusses how to develop generic green skills...
Belinda Smith
10 Dec 2014 Interactive Discussion - Why are Green Skills Important for the Future? Urban Built Environments in Asia's Cities: Skills Needed to Accelerate Low-Carbon Living Deo Karan Prasad
10 Dec 2014 Interactive Discussion - Why are Green Skills Important for the Future? Greening of TVET: Potential and Implications for Asia Shyamal Majumdar
10 Dec 2014 Interactive Discussion - Why are Green Skills Important for the Future? Why are Green Skills Important for the Future? A Private Sector Perspective for Energy Efficiency and Skilled Workers
Buildings are now considered the largest driver for energy demand sector in developing countries of Asia and the Pacific. With the multitude...
Constant van Aerschot
10 Dec 2014 Session 3 - Findings from ADB Policy Research Study on Skills Development for Green Jobs: Country Reports for India and Sri Lanka Education and Skills for Inclusive Growth and Green Jobs: Country Findings in India
This presentation shares the perspectives of various industries and training providers on the trend heading towards skills development...
Saurabh Johri
10 Dec 2014 Session 3 - Findings from ADB Policy Research Study on Skills Development for Green Jobs: Country Reports for India and Sri Lanka Education and Skills for Inclusive Growth and Green Jobs in Asia: Sri Lanka
This presentation shares the Government of Sri Lanka’s initiatives on green skills. It provides an overview of green jobs and...
Margarita Pavlova
10 Dec 2014 Interactive Discussion - How Can Expertise and Talent Be Developed for Greening Economies? Shaping Young Minds with the Capacities to Envision a Sustainable Future Leena Srivastava
10 Dec 2014 Interactive Discussion - How Can Expertise and Talent Be Developed for Greening Economies? Creating Hubs of Knowledge and Skills for Sustainable Development: Emerging Results from the Regional Centers of Expertise Network Jos Hermans
10 Dec 2014 Interactive Discussion - How Can Expertise and Talent Be Developed for Greening Economies? Can Greening and Fast Economic Growth Go Together in India? What are the Biggest Skills Development Challenges? Santosh Mehrotra
10 Dec 2014 Session 4: Green Skills and Green Jobs for Youth
10 Dec 2014 Interactive Discussion - How Can Green Skills and Green Jobs Benefit the Youth and Local Communities? Greening Skills Are Crucial for Jobs for Youth: Findings from a Regional Study by Plan International John Barrett Trew
10 Dec 2014 Interactive Discussion - How Can Green Skills and Green Jobs Benefit the Youth and Local Communities? Preparing Youth for Green Jobs through Skills Development
This presentation discusses the characteristics of a green economy, and notes the trend towards greener industries. It also emphasizes...
Sreenivas Narayanan
10 Dec 2014 Interactive Discussion - How Can Green Skills and Green Jobs Benefit the Youth and Local Communities? Green Skills and Solving the Youth Unemployment Problem Leon Flores
10 Dec 2014 Interactive Discussion - How Can Green Skills and Green Jobs Benefit the Youth and Local Communities? What Can Youth Do to Promote Greening through Environmental Advocacy? Carl Vincenzo Mamawal
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
11 Dec 2014 Session 5 - Findings from ADB Policy Research Study on Skills Development for Green Jobs: Country Reports Education and Skills for Inclusive Growth and Green Jobs: Country Findings in Viet Nam
This presentation shares key findings and results of the policy push towards skills development for green jobs in Viet Nam. Analysis...
Saurabh Johri
11 Dec 2014 Session 5 - Findings from ADB Policy Research Study on Skills Development for Green Jobs: Country Reports Greening of Skills: Indonesia Country Report
This presentation illustrates, through a number of examples, Indonesia’s commitment to environmental issues. How Technical and Vocational Education...
Punang Amaripuja
11 Dec 2014 Interactive Viewpoints: Locating Green Skills within Overall Education and Training Systems and Capacity Development Role of Private Sector in Greening Skills: Experience from Indonesia
This presentation gives pointers on how to capture green business opportunities. It also provides an industry perspective of ...
Vincent Aloysius
11 Dec 2014 Interactive Viewpoints: Locating Green Skills within Overall Education and Training Systems and Capacity Development The Role of Polytechnics in Promoting Green Skills in Indonesia
This presentation provides an overview of the higher educational system in Indonesia. It does not only explain the basic role of higher...
Afriyudianto [node:field_last_name]
11 Dec 2014 Interactive Viewpoints: Locating Green Skills within Overall Education and Training Systems and Capacity Development Policies and Practice That Can Promote Green Jobs in Vietnam
The Government of Viet Nam gives utmost importance to the promotion of green growth in general and the creation of green jobs in particular. ...
Le Van Chuong
11 Dec 2014 Interactive Viewpoints: Locating Green Skills within Overall Education and Training Systems and Capacity Development Eco Schools and Eco Campuses: The Experience of Student Leadership for Sustainability Kim Stengert
11 Dec 2014 Session 6 - How Should Developing Countries in Asia and the Pacific Address Green skills and Green Jobs?
11 Dec 2014 Session 7 - Innovative Approaches for Skills Development for Sustainability and Greening Economies Ideas Marketplace: My Big Idea on Skills for Sustainability Rupert Maclean, Shanti Jagannathan
11 Dec 2014 Session 8 - Wrap Up and Conclusion

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