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Transforming Technical and Vocational Education and Training for Refugees: Skills and Labour Market Transitions in Contexts of Fragility
The United Nations Transforming Education Summit - TES: Solutions Day aims to mobilize collective actions and initiatives around Thematic Action Tracks - that require greater attention and action to accelerate progress on the education 2030 Agenda and transform education. This event will contribute to the second Thematic Action Track of "Learning and skills for life, work, and sustainable development".
The Transforming Education Summit spotlights five areas (“ Thematic Action Tracks”) that require greater attention and action to accelerate progress on the education 2030 Agenda and transform education:
Each Thematic Action Track produced Inclusive, equitable, safe, and healthy schools
Learning and skills for life, work, and sustainable development
Teachers, teaching and the teaching profession
Digital learning and transformation
Financing of education
a discussion paper that presented the key elements of transformation and key recommendations, based on research evidence, good practices collated, broad consultations, and discussions at the Transforming Education Pre-Summit. This event contributes to the second Thematic Action Track of Learning and skills for life, work, and sustainable development.
Finn Church Aid (FCA)
Government of Finland
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) – Government of Germany
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
International Labour Organization (ILO)
The session will launch the report “ Skills and Labour Market Transitions for Refugees and Host Communities”, a joint collaboration between UNHCR, the ILO, GIZ and FCA. During the event, participants will be UNHCR, the ILO, GIZ and FCA. The event will:
Present key study suggestions/ recommendations and success factors and build an evidence base for the successful inclusion of refugees and IDPs into TVET programmes, and their transition to the world of work.
Present the key building blocks for a holistic, quality TVET delivery as part of the education systems of an emerging economy
Highlight best practices that can inform and guide TVET programming at the national level, particularly those that emphasize partnerships.
Support TES thematic action track 2: learning and skills for life, work and sustainable development
Session moderator: Matthieu Cognac, Multilateral Cooperation Specialist, ILO
Ms. Li Andersson, Finnish Minister of Education
Jordanian Ministry representative
Kenyan Ministry representative
Panel Discussion Moderator: Matthieu Cognac, Multilateral Cooperation Specialist, ILO
Ms. Ruven Menikdiwela, UNHCR Representative, New York
Mr. Oliver Liang, Unit Head, ILO Sectoral Policies Department, ILO
Mr. Tobias Erbert, Program Coordinator, Qualifications and Employment Perspectives for Refugees and Host Communities in Ethiopia Programme (QEP)
Mr. Wycliffe Nsheka, FCA Country Director
Ms. Jonalie, Congolese youth refugee and blacksmith, Rwamwanja Refugee Settlement
Closing Remarks by Dr. Heike Kuhn, Head of the Education Division at the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
About the study
In order to identify best practices related to access to TVET programmes for refugees and internally displaced people (IDPs), as well as their host communities, and their transition to the labour market, FCA, the United Nations Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), International Labour Organization (ILO), and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) commissioned a study to review TVET systems and programmes implemented by various actors across five countries – Ethiopia, Jordan, Kenya, Sudan and Uganda.
In the joint study Skills and Labour Market Transitions for Refugees and Host Communities the partners identified solutions to overcoming barriers in accessing TVET. The study also pinpointed best practices for an effective transition to the labour market and recognized success factors regarding retention in, and completion of, TVET programmes.