To contribute to the ongoing discussions on technical and vocational education and training (TVET) in the post-2015 development agenda, and the Colombo Plan Staff College (CPSC) being an intergovernmental organization for TVET, CPSC Director General Dr. Mohammad Naim Yaakub was invited to participate in the UNESCO-UNEVOC Global Forum “Skills for Work and Life Post-2015” at the UN Campus, Bonn, Germany from October 14 to 16, 2014.
The forum was organized by UNESCO UNEVOC with support from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and in collaboration with Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB), GIZ, and German National Commission for UNESCO. It was successfully attended by about 200 delegates from UNESCO Member States, international and regional organizations, development agencies, private sector, youth organizations, and UN agencies in Bonn.
The plenary and parallel sessions focused on integrating education and skills development approaches for addressing youth unemployment and climate change issues, built on the outcomes of UNEVOC regional consultations in the past.
Discussions emphasized school-to-work transition, entrepreneurial learning and private sector cooperation for the topic youth and skills. For greening TVET on the other hand, green policy approaches, teaching, learning and training of greening TVET, and greening skills for inclusive societies were tackled.
Dr. Naim had conversations with the UNESCO UNEVOC Head and former Director General of CPSC, Dr. Shyamal Majumdar and other notable personalities during the forum to discuss future cooperation in TVET.