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Green Industrial Skills For
Sustainable Development

Risks And Challenges For Least Developed Countries

Organizer: United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in co-operation with the Federal Ministry for Economic Co-Operation and Development (BMZ), WorldSkills Germany, and the WorldSkills Foundation

Date: Monday, 1 July 2013, 08:30 - 17:30

The main purpose of the conference was to increase awareness on the importance of green industrial skills development amongst countries worldwide, and to promote green industrial skills for a better future for deprived young people, and enhance their chance of employment and income. To increase awareness on the importance of green industrial skills development amongst countries worldwide and to promote enhanced industrial skills for a better future of deprived young people.

The activities providde input for potential policy change and national programs in the area of education and skills development.

Concretely, this would reached by an increased visibility of the WorldSkills Competitions amongst non-member countries from LDC and other countries, and the opportunity to directly exchange knowledge and expertise of decision-makers from various fields at the planned conference.

With the support of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, the joint activities took advantage of Germany’s role as host country of the 42nd session of the WorldSkills Competition, and provided a platform to share with counterparts and stakeholders from focus countries possible activities for the enhancement of green industrial skills for sustainable economic development, on the occasion of the largest global event promoting skills development for a better future. 

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Download presentations:

 Welcome Address - Gunter Nooke
 Keynote Address - Chakib Jenane
 Keynote Address - Marcos Pontes
 Keynote Address - Olga Strietska
 UNIDO Panel - Claudia Linke Heep
 UNIDO Panel - Nader Imani
 UNIDO Panel - Shyamal Majumdar
 BMZ GIZ Panel - Brian MacKenzie
 BMZ GIZ Panel - Klaus Dieter Mertineit
 BMZ GIZ Panel - Leda Hugo
 WS Panel - Elfi Klumpp
 WS Panel - Paul Pholerus
 WS Panel - Tommy Hellström

Download the conference report:

 UNIDO WSC2013 Conference Report Green Industrial Skills For Sustainable Development