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1.2 Impact of COVID-19 on green skills: solutions and opportunities


Inclusive development is dependent on a sustainable environment. In many countries, recovery policies have allocated generous budgets to greening processes. Are public priorities in sync with private business strategies? How ready are TVET systems to deliver the skills we need to prioritize sustainability? This session will explore the impact of the pandemic on the greening transformation of VET.

Moderator: Dr. Neil Bentley-Gockmann, CEO WorldSkills UK


Deb Geyer

Vice President & Corporate Responsibility Officer, Stanley Black & Decker, Inc., USA

James Gomme

Director, People & Society, World Business Council for Sustainable Development

Lee Hee Dong

Regional Representative for Asia, WorldSkills Champions Trust

Luo Shengqiang

Professor, Shanghai University of Engineering Science, PRC

Olga Strietska-Ilina

Senior Skills and Employability Specialist, International Labour Organization

Dejene Tezera

Director of Department of Agri-Business, UNIDO