Issue 2/2012 | BULLETIN@UNEVOC.UNESCO.ORG
Bulletin No. 21
1 Editorial
2 News
3 UNEVOC Network
4 Resources
5 UNEVOC e-Forum
6 Visitors to UNEVOC
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1 Editorial


The Shanghai Consensus, the outcome document that followed the recent Third International Congress on TVET advocates for expanding and enhancing the capacities of the UNEVOC Network, to enable the key role of the Network in developing the capacities of decision‐makers and practitioners, and to facilitate the involvement of all stakeholders. Following the recommendations outlined in the Shanghai Consensus, UNESCO-UNEVOC is working towards revamping the role of the UNEVOC Network by introducing sub-clusters in all regions to allow for a better interface with all the Centres.
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2 News


UNESCO-UNEVOC interns take part in study visit exchange programme
The aim of the two-day exchange programme was to share knowledge and improve the understanding of the partnership between DWA and UNEVOC in the field of TVET for water and wastewater industry.
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Capacity Building for Education for All: TVET scoping mission to Liberia
The mission was organized following the inclusion of Liberia on the list of priority countries to benefit from the CapEFA programme, with a particular focus on TVET.
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Entrepreneurship Education in the Arab States - Component II
As part of Component II of the project ‘Entrepreneurship Education in the Arab States’ Jordan, Lebanon and Morocco have undertaken activities to incorporate entrepreneurship education (EPE) in their education systems.
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Is green development a contradiction or an opportunity? The skills perspective
On 25 June 2012, UNESCO-UNEVOC organized a workshop at this year’s Global Media Forum on “Green development - a contradiction or an opportunity”?
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UNESCO-UNEVOC hosts lecture by Dr Madlen Serban from the European Training Foundation
On 21 June 2012, the UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre hosted a lecture, organized by BIBB (German Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training) at its premises in Bonn. Germany.
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UNESCO-UNEVOC, BIBB, and Cert-IT explore collaboration on quality accreditation in VET
On 13 June 2012, Mr Shyamal Majumdar, Head of UNESCO-UNEVOC, met with representatives from Cert IT and BIBB to explore possible collaboration quality accreditation in VET.
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UNESCO-UNEVOC attends Environment Week in Berlin
On 6 June 2012, Mr Shyamal Majumdar presented about green occupations on the occasion of Environment Week in Berlin
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UNESCO-UNEVOC participates in German development cooperation event
On 25 May 2012, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) organized ‘Engagement fairbindet: Zukunftsentwickler 2012’. UNESCO-UNEVOC was represented at the United Nations booth where the Centre presented its work and recent activities.
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UNESCO-UNEVOC launches the World TVET Database
The World TVET Database is an online tool hosted by UNEVOC that provides concise, reliable and up-to-date information on technical and vocational education and training systems in countries worldwide.
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3 UNEVOC Network


Capacity Building Regional Workshop for UNEVOC Centres in the Arab States
The meeting was organized in collaboration with the UNESCO Regional Bureau for Education in the Arab States, the UNESCO Office in Amman and the National Center for Human Resources Development Jordan (NCHRD).
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First UNEVOC Network Member in Afghanistan
The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan is now represented in the UNEVOC Network with the creation of the first UNEVOC Centre in the country, the Deputy Ministry of TVET in the Ministry of Education (DM-TVET, MoE).
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New UNEVOC Network member in Nigeria: NBTE Centre of Excellence for TVET
The National Board for Technical Education Centre of Excellence for TVET is the third UNEVOC Centre in Nigeria.
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New UNEVOC Network Member: Ecole Polytechnique of Niamey
The Ecole Polytechnique of Niamey (EPN) is the third UNEVOC Centre in Niger.
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4 Resources


UNEVOC in Action: Biennial report 2010-2011
This biennial report provides a comprehensive overview of the UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre's activities in TVET in 2010-2011. It indicates how the Centre has helped to improve TVET in UNESCO Member States and serves as an information document for those who are interested in the work of the Centre.
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Synthesis report: Moderator-driven e-Forum discussion on TVET in post-conflict and post-disaster situations
This report summarizes the discussions that were held during the e-Forum online conference, moderated by Karina Veal, on TVET in post-conflict and post-disaster situations (16-30 April 2012).
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Booklet: School-to-Work Transition Information Bases
The booklet, jointly published by published by the Education Policy and Reform Unit of UNESCO Bangkok and the UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre, is the result of a regional thematic study which draws on country studies and presentations delivered at the UNESCO Synthesis Workshop on School-to-Work Transition Information Bases and the Role of the UNEVOC Network, which was held in Bangkok, Thailand, from 23 to 26 August 2011. It likewise draws on the insights, knowledge and experience of the national experts and UNEVOC Centre representatives who participated in the workshop.
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Meeting report: Experts' Meeting on Fostering Capacity Building in TVET and Skills Development in Afghanistan
From 12-16 March 2012, an Experts' Meeting on Fostering Capacity Building in TVET and Skills Development in Afghanistan was held at UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre in Bonn, Germany.
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5 UNEVOC e-Forum

General developments
Current membership: 2392
Messages: In the period June-August 2012, 396 messages have been distributed via the e-Forum.

Recent discussions (June-August 2012)
For those who are not a member of the e-Forum: You can access the messages via http://www.unevoc.unesco.org/forum. Note that you need to log in to be able to read messages. If you do not yet have a UNEVOC account or do not wish to create one, please use the following login information to access the e-Forum archives in read-only mode: User "Bulletin", password "read".

Online or e-learning mode of Skill Development courses?
A debate started to untangle the relevance and effectiveness of offering online skills development courses, and the challenges related to neglecting the importance of face-to-face instruction.
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How to motivate TVET teachers to build linkages with industries
As a continuum from the e-Forum moderator-driven discussion on TVET teacher education, this exchange tries to understand how TVET teachers should be encouraged to establish linkages with industries. While members agreed on the importanc of teacher-industry linkages, the motivation of the teacher to build these linkages should be intrinsically driven.
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TVET, Youth Unemployment and Local Economic Development
A lively discussion on the teaching and development of entrepreneurial attitudes among youth. Entrepreneurship is often considered as a viable option for young people to deal with high unemployment levels and contribute positively to economic development.
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How to impart right attitude to TVET trainees
A discussion on the values, attitudes and behaviours that are considered important for TVET trainees, and which TVET trainees are expected to demonstrate at school and in the workplace. The discussion also touched upon the importance of teachers as role models, and demonstrating the right attitudes.
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Vocationalisation of education revisited
Following earlier debates on the "The Vocational School Fallacy", this discussion covers the challenges faced in updating and integrating curricula that meet the demands of today's changing society, and in particular the extent to which it is the role of teachers to promote and integrate vocational skills in the curriculum.
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6 Visitors to UNEVOC


Representatives from Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University visit UNESCO-UNEVOC
On 23 August 2012, Mr Shyamal Majumdar, Head of UNESCO-UNEVOC, welcomed Professor Jürgen Bode, Professor Günter Klein, Tim Stoffel and Henry Ajathi from the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences (BRSU) to the UNEVOC premises.
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Deputy Director of UNESCO-UIL visits UNEVOC
On 16 August 2012, Mr Shyamal Majumdar, Head of UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre, welcomed Ms Carolyn Medel-Añonuevo, Deputy Director and Programme Coordinator at the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning to the UNEVOC premises.
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Ambassador of India visits UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre
On 2 August 2012, Mr Shyamal Majumdar, Head of UNESCO-UNEVOC, was honoured to welcome the Ambassador of India to Germany, Mrs H.E. Mrs Sujatha Singh, to the UNEVOC premises.
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Representatives from Ford visit UNESCO-UNEVOC
The visit provided an excellent opportunity for UNESCO-UNEVOC to learn more about the German dual system and the way this is implemented at Ford.
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Representatives from University of Toronto and University of Bonn visit UNESCO-UNEVOC
The aim of the meeting was to discuss the possibilities of collaborating in the areas of internships in general and the establishment of a common internship programme.
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Ms Elfi Klumpp from WorldSkills Germany visits UNESCO-UNEVOC
Following UNEVOC’s participation at a seminar on during environment week in Berlin, Mr Majumdar was honoured to welcome Ms Klumpp to UNESCO-UNEVOC on 13 July 2012
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Secretary General of the Mongolia National Commission for UNESCO visits UNEVOC
On 30 May 2012, the Secretary-General of the Mongolia National Commission for UNESCO, Mr. Gundegmaa Jargalsaikhan, visited UNESCO-UNEVOC.
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