- October 6, 2020 @ 11:00 am - October 8, 2020 @ 5:30 pm
Welcome to the first virtual #LKDForum!
The world is currently facing an unprecedented crisis that is affecting social and economic systems alike. We must therefore think ahead and help countries recover and rebuild sustainably. Under the theme Green Skills for a Sustainable Future, and through a combination of plenary sessions, virtual booths, networking opportunities, and expert-led workshops, the LKDF Forum 2020 will provide a virtual venue to discuss the future of skills and jobs. In particular, how public and private sector partners can work together to reduce the mismatch between supply and demand for skills. The challenge lies in the content and quality of technical training in many countries as they do not always match the private sector’s demands. As a result, graduates cannot find jobs while employers cannot find skilled personnel. For the past years, the LKDF has been building a culture of sharing for inclusive and sustainable industrial practices in the skills development landscape in cooperation with public, private, and development partners to equip young people with technical skills and contribute to shared prosperity. Today, we need you to take the LKDF to the next level.
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- Convene public and private stakeholders for Public-Private Development Partnerships (PPDPs): The Forum offers a voice and venue to present our partnership model and how it is implemented in beneficiary countries to close the skill gap and equip young people with demand-driven skills to successfully enter the job market. We strongly believe that an open dialogue between the public and private sectors and the donor community can lead to impactful partnerships that spur economic growth and ensure inclusive and sustainable industrial development worldwide.
- Help assess the industrial skill gaps: The Forum stimulates lively debates to learn about the skill needs in developing countries as well as those of the private sector. In 2016, OECD countries have experienced reduced productivity by 6% due to skills mismatch, reducing global GDP by $5 trillion in 2017. When a company does not find the ideal candidate with the required skills, it is forced to hire less qualified people and train them on the job. On the other hand, jobseekers accept any job that pays a salary, which oftentimes does not meet the expectations. The phenomenon is however more pronounced in some countries and less so in others, such as Northern European countries. The Forum will look at the problem from various perspectives and attempt to propose alternative solutions.
- Propose and drive concrete actions: The Forum will stimulate networking sessions and side discussions to discuss partnerships and possible future projects. But above all, the Forum will host an invitation-only workshop on the third day to develop a green industrial skills matrix. Introducing “green elements” to curricula is of utmost importance to ensure sustainability and a better future for all. The first two days of the Forum will serve as the basis for our experts to develop the matrix. The participation of all attendees will, therefore, be crucial.
- Measure impacts: The LKDF will build upon the Forum discussions and produce a tool to monitor the impact of new green industrial skills curricula and training on the Sustainable Development Goals of the Agenda 2030. Stay tuned and follow the LKDF for future activities and learn about our achievements.
Your participation will inspire our experts, participating in the design thinking workshop on the last day, to solve the challenge: what green industrial skills need to be introduced in technical training to meet the demand and achieve a low-carbon economy?
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