Issue 2/2013 | UNEVOC.BULLETIN@UNESCO.ORG
Bulletin No. 24
1 Editorial
2 News
3 UNEVOC Network
4 UNEVOC Centre News
5 Resources
6 UNEVOC e-Forum
7 Visitors to UNESCO-UNEVOC
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1 Editorial



It was last year that 700 TVET experts came together during the UNESCO Third TVET Congress in Shanghai, China to discuss the transformation of TVET and set the international agenda for the next five years. Since then, significant progress has been made in strengthening the capacity of the UNEVOC Network to become key actors in enhancing the relevance and quality of TVET.
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2 News


When TVET takes center stage - WorldSkills Leipzig 2013
The UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre participated in WorldSkills for the first time, and co-organized a number of activities during the event together with representatives of UNEVOC Centres from all over the world.
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Water technicians – the hidden champions? Conference during WorldSkills Leipzig
In parallel to the skills competitions during WorldSkills in Leipzig, UNESCO-UNEVOC was also a partner to a number of conferences and lectures. On Thursday 4 July, the German Water and Wastewater Association (DWA) organized a one-day conference on “Water technicians – the hidden champions?”
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UNESCO-UNEVOC attends iMOVE India Network
On 10 July 2013, Mr Shyamal Majumdar, Head of UNESCO-UNEVOC, has attended iMove Network India in Dresden, Germany.
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UNESCO-UNEVOC participates in high-level policy dialogue on education and socio-economic development
On 18 June 2013, Mr Shyamal Majumdar, Head of UNESCO-UNEVOC, has joined 50 representatives from various ministries, international development agencies and the private sector in Vientiane, People’s Democratic Republic of Lao, to identify future education policy directions of Lao PDR.
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UNESCO-UNEVOC hosts workshop on skills for sustainable growth through networking
On 17 June 2013, the UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre hosted a workshop titled “Skills for sustainable growth through networking” at the Global Media Forum 2013 in Bonn, Germany.
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Memorandum of Agreement of future collaboration between UNESCO-UNEVOC and BIBB
On 28 May 2013 a ‘’Memorandum of Agreement’’ has been signed by UNESCO and Professor Dr Weiss on behalf of the President of the BIBB.
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UNESCO-UNEVOC attends conference on cooperation for sustainable development
From 13 to 14 May 2013, UNESCO-UNEVOC participated in a conference on 'Improving the mechanisms of cooperation between UNESCO ASPnet, UNITWIN/UNESCO Chairs and UNEVOC Centres for Sustainable Development: Challenges, Projects, Prospects'.
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International Forum on new trends in water-related capacity development
On the occasion of Wasser Berlin 2013, the UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre, in collaboration with the UNW-DPC organized a session entitled "Adding Value in Water-Related Capacity Development" during the international forum focusing on new trends in water-related capacity development" on 25 April 2013 in Berlin, Germany.
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UNEVOC Network Members present innovative uses of ICT in TVET
At WorldSkills Leipzig 2013 four UNEVOC Centres from Brazil, the Philippines and Germany presented activities in the Global Skills Marketplace.
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Consultation workshop on the regional plan of action 2013 for Europe
On 17 April 2013 UNESCO-UNEVOC organized a Consultation Workshop on the Regional Plan of Action 2013 for Europe in Bonn, Germany.
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UNESCO-UNEVOC organizes consultation workshop on regional plan of action 2013
From 18 to 21 March 2013, the UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre organized a consultation workshop on the "Regional Plan of Action 2013" at the Centre’s premises in Bonn, Germany.
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4 UNEVOC Centre News

All UNEVOC Network Members are invited to submit news and information about their activities for publication in the UNESCO-UNEVOC Bulletin. For more information, please send us an email at unevoc.bulletin@unesco.org.

Africa
International conference on regional cooperation in TVET for sustainable development in Africa
The Commonwealth Association of Polytechnics in Africa (CAPA) in collaboration with the Gambia Technical Training Institute (GTTI) organized an international conference on “Regional Cooperation in TVET for Sustainable Development in Africa" from 2 to 8 June 2013 in Banjul, the Gambia.
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Information about National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) in Nigeria
In this information brochure, you can learn more about the goals and activities of the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) Centre of Excellence in Abuja, Nigeria
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Arab States
CNA-Q to host 12th World Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning
From 22 to 24 October 2013, the College of the North Atlantic- Qatar will be hosting the 12th World Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning (mLearn 2013).
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Asia and the Pacific
NCVER publishes discussion paper on performance indicators in the VET sector
This paper sets out NCVER's thinking on registered training organization performance indicators including a discussion of the properties indicators should have and statistical and presentation issues.
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Europe and North America
Head of UNESCO-UNEVOC presents at ACCC Annual Conference
From 1 to 3 June 2013, and on the occasion of the Annual Conference of the Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC), Mr Shyamal Majumdar, Head of the UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre, held a key note speech in the framework of the discussion focusing on Transforming Peoples and Communities.
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North American UNEVOC Cluster Newsletter May 2013
The first issue of a UNEVOC Newsletter for the North American Cluster has been published on May 1st. It provides a brief overview of UNEVOC Centres in Canada and the US and describes their activities and contributions to the UNEVOC Network.
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Latin America and the Caribbean
The HEART Trust /NTA officially launches its UNEVOC Centre on 28 May 2013
Having been recognized as a Centre in 2007, this official launch, geared towards fostering awareness among internal staff and external stakeholders about the UNEVOC Centre was endorsed by the group of one hundred (100) TVET practitioners who were in attendance.
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5 Resources


Synthesis report on e-Forum virtual conference on ICTs for TVET
This report summarizes the discussions that were held during the e-Forum virtual conference on the implications of the ICT revolution for TVET, moderated by Nik Kafka from Teach A Man To Fish
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Shanghai Update: Follow-up on the Third International TVET Congress
One year ago, TVET experts from all over the world came to the Third International Congress on TVET in Shanghai, China, to discuss the transformation of TVET. To update on the progress made after one year, the UNESCO Section for TVET and UNESCO-UNEVOC has published the first issue of the ‘Shanghai Update’ newsletter.
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Booklet on Skills Challenges in the Water and Wastewater Industry
In partnership with the DWA (Deutsche Vereinigung für Wasserwirtschaft, Abwasser und Abfall), UNESCO-UNEVOC has published the booklet, “Skills Challenges in the Water and Wastewater Industry: Contemporary Issues and Practical Approaches in TVET”.
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Regional synthesis report of component II of the project on entrepreneurship education in the Arab States
The UNEVOC-UNESCO International Centre in cooperation with the Regional Bureau for Education-Beirut has published the regional synthesis report on component II of the regional project on entrepreneurship education in the Arab States (2009-2012).
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6 UNEVOC e-Forum


General developments

Current membership: 3,007

Messages: In the period April-July 2013, 765 messages have been distributed via the e-Forum.

Recent discussions

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".

UNESCO-UNEVOC virtual conference on youth and skills From 25 June to 9 July 2013, UNESCO-UNEVOC organized a virtual conference on the e-Forum. Moderated by Dr Gita Subrahmanyam, Research Associate with the London School of Economics Public Policy Group and a Senior Consultant at the African Development Bank, the discussion looked at identifying the factors that promote youth employment, touching upon the role of entrepreneurship education and school-to-work transition. A synthesis report on the discussion will be published soon.
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Intervention Programmes to Change the Misconceptions about TVET Participants have discussed how TVET is perceived today and how this image can be improved to positively promote career relevant learning.
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Skills First or English? A challenge for the Arab Youth who are in TVET An informative discussion focused on whether English should be prioritized over teachings practical skills. Members have shared their ideas on how to effectively approach TVET provision in English for Arab youth.
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Quality Assurance of e-learning programmes This exchange dealt with the accreditation of e-learning programmes and which measurements could be used to develop a general Quality Standard for e-Learning Courses. A number of practical ideas as well as challenges that students of e-learning programmes have to face were shared.
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7 Visitors to UNESCO-UNEVOC


Director of German Research Center for Comparative Vocational Education and Training visits UNESCO-UNEVOC
On Thursday, 13 June 2013, Professor Matthias Pilz and Director of the German Research Center for Comparative Vocational Education and Training (GREAT), University of Cologne) visited the UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre at the its premises in Bonn, Germany.
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Visit of GIZ Innovation Prize holders to UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre
On 6 June, 2013 the GIZ Innovation Prize holders have come together to visit the UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre for TVET at the UN Premises in Bonn, Germany.
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Representatives of Don Bosco Mondo meet UNESCO-UNEVOC
On 22 May 2013, the team of UNESCO-UNEVOC welcomed Mr. Christian Osterhaus, Managing Director at Don Bosco Mondo, and his colleagues Mrs. Silvia Cromm and Roland Strux to the UNEVOC premises in Bonn, Germany.
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Representative from FICCI visits UNESCO-UNEVOC
On 17 May 2013, Ms Kamini Issar-Ernst, Senior Director (Germany) at the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) visited the UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre.
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Representatives from Felix-Fechenbach-Berufskolleg visit UNESCO-UNEVOC
On 14 May 2013, Norbert Fuhrmann and Karen Deisberg from the Felix-Fechenbach-Berufskolleg in Detmold, Germany, visited UNESCO-UNEVOC to discuss potential areas of collaboration, particularly in the area of teacher training.
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Representative of Deutsche Post DHL visits UNESCO-UNEVOC
On 13 May 2013, the team of UNESCO-UNEVOC was pleased to welcome Mr Ralf Dürrwang, Vice President of Corporate Citizenship at Deutsche Post DHL to the UNEVOC premises in Bonn.
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Representatives from Lucas Nülle GmbH visit UNESCO-UNEVOC
On 16 April 2013, Shyamal Majumdar, Head of UNESCO-UNEVOC, welcomed Mr Wörner and Mr Hagmann from Lucas Nülle GmbH to the UNESCO-UNEVOC premises in Bonn, Germany.
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