Virtual conference on Greening TVET in Latin America
- When: 05 to 11 June 2017
- Where: UNESCO-UNEVOC TVeT Forum
- Moderator: Irene Alvarado
- Language: Spanish (participation in French and English is welcome)
How can I join?
Sign up for the virtual conference by clicking on the 'Sign up' above. You will need to have a UNEVOC account to sign up.
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The virtual conference will be in Spanish. However, non-speaking participants can use the built-in translation feature and contribute to discussion in English or French.
What will the virtual conference address?
This virtual conference sheds light on how countries in Latin America are responding to climate-change policy developments, and the role TVET can play in this regard.
The virtual conference will:
- give an introduction to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the link between societal, economic and environmental factors to sustainable development;
- look at how countries in Latin America and responding the global climate-change policy agreements;
- discuss labour market changes in Latin America, and what the future skills requirements means for education and training institutions;
- looks at the definition of greening TVET and shows why it is important. It will also discuss how TVET institutions can implement greening TVET.
Education and training are vital to achieve the targets set out in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and supports Member states to transition to sustainable economies and societies. It is essential for the fulfilment of Goal 4 and Goal 8 on Quality Education and Decent Work and Economic Growth respectively, but also plays a major role in achieving other goals, including Goal 6 on Clean Water and Sanitation and Goal 7 on Clean Energy.
UNESCO aims to support Member States to transform their TVET, and one of the three priority areas under UNESCO’s Strategy for TVET (2016-2021) is to ‘facilitate the transition to green economies and sustainable societies’. To this end UNESCO aims to promote green skills development and greening TVET.
Some countries in Latin America are already taking the first steps to promoting green growth. Costa Rica aims to be carbon neutral by 2021, the Mexican government has started to reform the energy sector to make the transition towards clean energy, and Chile is currently taking steps to implement its Green Growth Strategy.
While TVET’s role in supporting the transition to sustainable economies and societies has been widely accepted, the implications that this has for TVET systems in Latin America have not been explored in detail.
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