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2.1 Bringing green skills to curriculums - a focus on the Asia-Pacific region


Anticipating market-based skill needs is key to adequately integrating sustainability and new green skills in VET curricula and training. The ever-evolving nature of the transition to the green economy and the scarcity of data on trends add another challenge to localized skill development strategies. This session will look closely at the approach used by countries within the ASEAN+3 region to adapt their vocational education and training policies and practices to the needs of the green and circular economy.

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


Chen Haina

Vice President, Guangzhou Industry and Trade Technician College, PRC

Isidro S. Lapeña

Director General, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), Philippines

Amina Maharjan

Senior Specialist Livelihoods & Migration, Livelihoods, ICIMOD International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, Nepal

LO Sophearith

Deputy Director, NEA National Employment Agency, Cambodia

Libing Wang

Chief, Section for Educational Innovation and Skills Development (EISD), UNESCO Asia-Pacific Regional Bureau for Education, Thailand