9th International Skills Forum: Reimagining Education and Skills Development for a New Normal

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9th International Skills Forum: Reimagining Education and Skills Development for a New Normal

23 August 2021 to 27 August 2021
The International Skills Forum is ADB’s flagship event in education that is held every two years.  In 2021, the  9th International Skills Forum highlighted approaches to:
  • Improving learning for all at scale;
  • Preparing learners with better employability and 21st-century skills; and
  • Forging smart partnerships to reimagine education reforms for a new normal drawing on lessons learned from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Objectives

The forum aimed to:

  • Showcase transformational practices in K–12, technical and vocational education and training, and higher education to ensure learning and employability;
  • Bring together representatives from government, private sector, and other development partners involved in education and training to present innovative good practices;
  • Ensure skills development is guided by evidence; 
  • Inspire experts and developing member country counterparts, and promote collaboration with key stakeholders to incorporate new approaches to design and implement innovative projects and programs in education and training.

The Program and full Agenda can be accessed here.

Program and Learning Materials: 
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
23 Aug 2021 Webinar Recording Plenary Video
This video featured Welcome Remarks and Keynote Addresses.
23 Aug 2021 Opening Plenary Opening Remarks
Bambang Susantono
23 Aug 2021 Introduction Forum Objectives and Introduction Brajesh Panth, Chief of Education Sector Group, ADB
23 Aug 2021 Keynote Address How to Reimagine Education and Skills Development in an Age of Uncertainty and Technological Disruption? H.E. Nadiem Anwar Makarim, Minister of Education of Indonesia
23 Aug 2021 Panel Discussion Future of Education (Power of Convergence) Featuring the Yidan Prize Foundation Council of Luminaries
23 Aug 2021 Video Webinar Recording: Future of Education (Power of Convergence) Featuring the Yidan Prize Foundation Council of Luminaries
This panel discussion featured Yidan Council of Luminaries on Future of Education and Reimagining Education
23 Aug 2021 Presentation 1 Convergence of Brain Science with Education
Patricia Kuhl
23 Aug 2021 Presentation 2 Convergence of Psychology with Education with Growth Mindset
Carol Dweck
23 Aug 2021 Presentation 3 Convergence of Digital Education from High Resource Context to Scale/Mainstream to Low Resource Context
Anant Agarwal
23 Aug 2021 Presentation 4 Convergence of Research and Evidence with Practice
Erum Mariam
23 Aug 2021 Video Webinar Recording: Educating Girls to Create a Green, Resilient, and Equal World
How can we support girls and young women to gain the required skills in the transition to a greener and more resilient world? This session will discuss...
23 Aug 2021 Presentation 1 Educating Girls to Create a Green, Resilient, and Equal World
23 Aug 2021 Presentation 2 Investing in Girls' STEM and Digital Skills
Sheeba Herma
23 Aug 2021 Video Webinar Recording: Skilling Asia's Healthcare Workforce
Almost all countries in Asia and the Pacific, irrespective of their level of development, have embraced the goal of working towards Universal Health Coverage...
23 Aug 2021 Presentation 1 Skilling Asia's Healthcare Workforce (before the pandemic)
Eduardo Banzon
23 Aug 2021 Presentation 2 Skilling Asia Asia-Pacific's Healthcare Workforce: The Global Backdrop
James Buchan
23 Aug 2021 Presentation 3 Health Workforce Challenges and Interventions: Thailand’s Experiences
Nonglak Pagaiya
23 Aug 2021 Video Webinar Recording: Towards Universal Digital Access in Education: Lessons Learned from the Pandemic and Future Strategies
This session reviews the current state of broadband Internet access to schools and students and the global, regional, and national efforts to close the...
23 Aug 2021 Presentation 1 Giga: An initiative to Connect Every School to the Internet
Samantha O’Riordan
23 Aug 2021 Presentation 2 Telenor Group
Manisha Dogra
23 Aug 2021 Presentation 3 Digital Access in Education: Lessons Learned from Indonesia
Yudho Giri Sucahyo
23 Aug 2021 Video Webinar Recording: Entrepreneurship in the Futhaure of Agriculture
With the international community and countries speeding up their responses to the challenges of agricultural development and current threats, agricultural...
23 Aug 2021 Presentation 1 Introduction to the Korean Startup Policies
Young-Tae Kim
23 Aug 2021 Presentation 2 KU Experience: Empowering Entrepreneurial Skills for the Agricultural Sector
Chutima Waisarayutt
23 Aug 2021 Presentation 3 Gramheet at a Glance
Pankaj Mahalle
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
24 Aug 2021 Keynote Address Evidence-Driven Ed-Tech
Karthik Muralidharan
24 Aug 2021 Keynote Address Reimagining Education through Technology: An Ecosystem Lens
Gouri Gupta
24 Aug 2021 Video Webinar Recording: Keynote Address on Reimagining Education through Adaptive Learning: Evidence and Implications on Scaling Up Quality and Equity
24 Aug 2021 Panel Discussion Webinar Recording: Panel Discussion: Transformational Digital Learning—Insights and Reflections
24 Aug 2021 Presentation 1 Transformational Digital Learning Learning— Insights and Reflections on Student Assessment
Carmen Strigel
24 Aug 2021 Presentation 2 Digital Education Readiness Index Toolkit and Framework - Ecosystem Approach to Education Technology Adoptions
Jeffrey Jian Xu
24 Aug 2021 Presentation 3 Technology Education
Madhav Chavan
24 Aug 2021 Presentation 4 A Case for a Systems Approach to EdTech
Akanksha Bapna
24 Aug 2021 Video Education Innovations: Lasse Leponiemi, Co-Founder, Executive Director, HundrEd (FIN)
24 Aug 2021 Presentation Education Innovations
Lasse Leponiemi
24 Aug 2021 Video Webinar Recording: Assistive Technology for Education
24 Aug 2021 Presentation Assistive Technology for Education
Eric Ju Yoon Kim
24 Aug 2021 Video Webinar Recording: Responding to COVID 19 Teacher Professional Development
Responding to COVID-19: Teacher Professional Development: Vignesh Naidu, Director, Operations, The HEAD Foundation and Carmela Oracion, Ateneo Center ...
24 Aug 2021 Presentation Responding to COVID-19: Teacher Professional Development
Vignesh Naidu, Carmela Oracion
24 Aug 2021 Video Good Practice in STEM education
The first part of the session shares some best practices in STEM education as well as some of the key findings from an ADB-funded study to map the state...
24 Aug 2021 Presentation 1 Introduction to STEAM Turku Model
Matti Mäkelä , Niina Salonen
24 Aug 2021 Presentation 2 General Findings from STEM Education Study in Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Cambodia
R. Subramaniam, John Denny
24 Aug 2021 Video Webinar Recording: Panel Discussion on Assessment Platforms
Panel Discussion on Assessment Platforms Moderator: Kevin Corbin, Education Specialist (Skills Development), ADB Speakers: Frank van Cappelle...
24 Aug 2021 Presentation 1 All Children Learning Assessment Platform (ACLAP)
Frank van Cappelle
24 Aug 2021 Presentation 2 Presentation on Formative Assessment App - Tangerine: Teach in Kyrgyzstan
Aikynai Yusupova
24 Aug 2021 Presentation 3 Digital Skills Assessment Framework for Life -Long Learning
Yuhyun Park
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
25 Aug 2021 Keynote Address Webinar Recording: Skills Development or Human Transformation?
25 Aug 2021 Panel Discussion Future of Skills and Jobs in the Context of Technological Disruption
25 Aug 2021 Video Webinar Recording: Future of Skills and Jobs in the Context of Technological Disruption
25 Aug 2021 Lightning Talk/Setting the Stage TVET-based Start-up Ideation, Incubation and Entrepreneurship: Institutionally or Nationally?
25 Aug 2021 Presentation
25 Aug 2021 Speakers Ben Ong, Expert, Smart Industry Readiness Index (SIRI), WEF
25 Aug 2021 Speakers John Trew, Education Specialist, UNICEF
25 Aug 2021 Speakers Borhene Chakroun, Director of the Division for Policies and Lifelong Learning systems, UNESCO
25 Aug 2021 Innovation Marketplace: Showcase Five Innovations in TVET
25 Aug 2021 Video Webinar Recording: Digital Credentials via Blockchain
25 Aug 2021 Presentation Digitize Certification using Blockchain Technology
Tim Miller
25 Aug 2021 Video Webinar Recording: Next Generation Education in TVET Context
25 Aug 2021 Presentation 1 Next Generation Education in TVET Context
Mika Luimula
25 Aug 2021 Speakers Ossi Tuusvuori, Senior Advisor, Lingsoft
25 Aug 2021 Speakers Teemu Lähde, Development Manager, TTS Development
25 Aug 2021 Presentation Maarit Pihl, COO, Kiwa Inspecta/ADE
25 Aug 2021 Video Webinar Recording: IR4.0 Skills Training - Competence Centre for Digitalization, Technology and Innovation
25 Aug 2021 Presentation 1 Competence Centre for Digitalization, Technology and Innovation
Volker Schmid, Markus Wächter
25 Aug 2021 Presentation 2 Apprenticeships and Technology: Introducing a Digital Version of Structured On On-the -Job Training
Ronald Jacobs, Dawn Snyder
25 Aug 2021 Video: TVET-based Start-up Ideation, Incubation and Entrepreneurship: Institutionally or Nationally?
25 Aug 2021 Presentation 1 TVET-based Start-up Ideation, Incubation and Entrepreneurship: Institutionally or Nationally?
Samuel Ang
25 Aug 2021 Presentation 2 Good Practice in Start-Up Incubation
Kajal Sanghrajka
25 Aug 2021 Panel Discussion TVET Embracing Digital Learning
25 Aug 2021 Video Webinar Recording: TVET Embracing Digital Learning
25 Aug 2021 Speakers Danny Gauch, Director General, Worlddidac
25 Aug 2021 Speakers Nader Imani, President, Worlddidac
25 Aug 2021 Speakers Anshul Sonak, Principal Engineer & Senior Director- Global Digital Readiness Programs, Intel
25 Aug 2021 Speakers TVET in the Industry 4.0: SEAMEO Scenario
Ethel Agnes Pascua-Valenzuela
25 Aug 2021 Speakers Innovation in TVET Professional Development
Ramhari Lamichhane
25 Aug 2021 Speakers Lincoln Electric
Dorothee Anne Schmid
25 Aug 2021 Speakers Sharing 30 years of Experience by Festo
Reinhard Pittschellis
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
26 Aug 2021 Keynote Address Webinar Recording: Future of Higher Education and Digital Transformation
26 Aug 2021 Presentation Future of Higher Education and Digital Transformation Malabika Sarkar, Vice Chancellor of Ashoka University
26 Aug 2021 Panel Discussion Future of Higher Education and Digital Transformation—Impact of MOOCs
26 Aug 2021 Video Webinar Recording: Webinar Recording: Future of Higher Education and Digital Transformation—Impact of MOOCs
26 Aug 2021 Presentation 1 Improve the University Industry Cooperation System: Why and How?
Wei Ha
26 Aug 2021 Presentation 2 Software-centered University Program in Korea
Yunmook Nah
26 Aug 2021 Presentation 3 Indonesia Cyber Education to Prepare for IR4.0
Paulina Pannen
26 Aug 2021 Presentation 4 Future of Innovation, Science, and Technology in Vietnam
Pham Hong Quat
26 Aug 2021 Innovation Marketplace: Innovations in the Use of Technology in Transforming Higher Education
26 Aug 2021 Video Webinar Recording: Innovating Higher Education for Sustainable Food Production
26 Aug 2021 Presentation Innovating Higher Education for Sustainable Food Production
Peter van Tuijl, Anastashia Rosye
26 Aug 2021 Video Webinar Recording: Capacity and Curriculum Development in Higher Education
26 Aug 2021 Presentation Digital Innovations in STEM Learning & Teaching
James Harland
26 Aug 2021 Video Webinar Recording: R&D/Innovation
26 Aug 2021 Presentation R&D Innovation: EcoLabs Center for Innovation for Energy
Jayson Koh, Stanislav Borisov, Rithika Thomas
26 Aug 2021 Presentation R&D and Innovation: Activities in Hue Industrial College( HueIC ) for COVID-19 Pandemic Mitigation
Pham Van Quan
26 Aug 2021 Video Webinar Recording: Medical School Innovation for the Response to Infectious Diseases Like COVID-19
26 Aug 2021 Presentation Medical School Innovation for the Response to Infectious Diseases Like COVID-19
Sungmin Kim
26 Aug 2021 Panel Discussion ADB Higher Education projects in South and Southeast Asia
26 Aug 2021 Video Webinar Recording: ADB Higher Education projects in South and Southeast Asia
26 Aug 2021 Speakers COVID-19 and the Changes in Higher Education in Sri Lanka
Sampath Amaratunge
26 Aug 2021 Presentation Indonesia Cyber Education Institute Initiative in Indonesia
Paulina Pannen
26 Aug 2021 Presentation Higher Education Projects in South Asia
Gi Soon Song
26 Aug 2021 Presentation Higher Education Projects in Indonesia
Fook Yen Chong

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