ADEA 2021 High-Level Policy Dialogue Forum

8 July 2021
12:00pm to 2:30pm GMT

The Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA), in partnership with the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) and in close collaboration with the World Bank and the German Development Cooperation Agency (GIZ) GmbH, is pleased to invite you to the 2021 High-Level Policy Dialogue Forum on “Rethinking the role of Skills Development in future work and lifelong learning, in light of digitalization and 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR)”. It is the first of a three-part consecutive forums on skills development, with each devoted to a specific sub-sector or domain: Technical and Vocational Skills Development (TVSD), Basic Education and Higher Education.

The first Forum will be held on July 8, 2021, from 12:00pm to 2:30pm GMT and will focus on Technical and Vocational Skills Development (TVSD). Due to COVID-19 pandemic, the event will be virtual via Zoom platform. The dates for the other two forums will be communicated at a later stage.

The overall objective of this first Forum is to promote knowledge and experience sharing around practical and innovative solutions to address the skills deficits and the critical challenge of reforming Africa’s education and training systems to equip the youth with the skills required for the future of work. The Forum will share insights on new/emerging trends in evidence and best practices on the role of education and training in preparing the workforce of the future, take stock of current policies, programs and innovative actions, and analyse their implementation to develop actionable recommendations.

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