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The Regional Conference  on  Human Resource Development  through TVET as a development strategy in Asia

The Regional Conference on Human Resource Development through TVET as a development strategy in Asia

This Conference aims to showcase the establishment and implementation of National Vocational Qualifications Framework (NVQF) and to share the experience of Sri Lanka with countries in SA and SEA region.

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Promoting Employability and Employment of Youth and Persons with Disabilities in Indonesia: Opening Opportunities Towards Decent Work

In recent years, the Asia and Pacific region has made significant strides in recognizing disability as a human rights issue, and in addressing the challenges that people with disabilities face in their efforts to contribute economically, socially, and politically to their societies. Increasing progress can be recorded in the area of young people getting access to education. However, despite this progress, people with disabilities continue to be discriminated against in society and the labour market. For this target group, the ILO set forth its Decent Work agenda, which emphasizes universal access to skills development and productive employment for vulnerable groups, such as people with disabilities, women, and youth. The ILO’s labour standards, policy initiatives, and programmes, ensure the advancement and effective realization of this goal. Indonesia’s progress to the inclusion of persons with disabilities can be attributed to measures taken such as signing the 2006 United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCPRD), creating the National Plan of Action for the Measure of Social Welfare Enhancement for Indonesia’s People with Disabilities (2004-2013), and ratification of ILO Convention No. 111 Discrimination (Employment and Occupation). First steps towards ratification of ILO Convention No. 159 Rehabilitation and Vocational Training (Disabled People) have been made. Indonesia has a quota provision (No. 43/98), yet access to employment options for youth and people with disabilities remains limited.

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Workshop on Skills Recognition for Migrant Workers - Sri Lanka

Skills recognition and qualifications reform have dominated national international debates on training and skills development in recent years. However, lack of systematic and inclusive skills recognition through transparent mechanisms for the assessment of structured workplace training and experience are further complicated in the case of international migration, as there are no commonly agreed frameworks or standards to facilitate recognition across countries. The major challenge in qualifications reforms therefore is to develop a system that is more inclusive, flexible, accessible and transparent, yet does not undermine its quality and credibility.

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International Conference on Vocational Education and Training

International Conference on Vocational Education and Training

The aim of the 2011 ICVET conference is to highlight different ways and approache, in order to integrate better concepts of human resource, organization, and financing/infrastructure within the role of vocational education in the preparation of professional labor force in its widest sense. International and national experts, researchers, practitioners, teachers, and people who are interested in the issue are welcomed to participate in the conference.

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International Women's Day

This year's International Women's Day is celebrated under the theme, "Equal access to education, training, and science and technology: Pathway to decent work for women".

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Skills and Employability CoP: First online discussion forum

The discussion will focus on the role of Regional Model Competency Standards for mutual skills recognition in the region - seeking your experiences, expertise and feedback on the issue. More details will be issued in the coming days.

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ILO/SKILLS-AP/Japan/Regional Workshop and Study Programme on Addressing "Skills Mismatch" through Public Private Partnerships

This Regional Workshop is jointly organized by the ILO and AOTS (Association for Overseas Technical Scholarship, Japan) and aims to assist tripartite delegations from selected countries in the region to discuss and find effective ways to develop partnerships between training institutions and industries in making the skills development system more responsive to labour market needs and to reduce skills mismatch. By the end of the Workshop, the participants are expected to have deepened knowledge of: - issues and causes of skills mismatch, and the role of partnerships in overcoming the issues; - different approaches in developing partnerships in terms of policy environments, institutional framework and incentives; - methodologies and experiences regarding anticipating, or analyzing, the industry’s skills demands, and how to go about developing ‘feasible’ systems of labour market information; - different mechanisms and ways by which skills standards, qualifications and programmes are designed by incorporating the industry’s skills needs; - issues and approaches in enhancing public and private employment services. The Workshop will share the experiences at both international and national levels, including that of Japan and participating countries. The Workshop also provides an opportunity for the tripartite delegation from each country to reflect the sessions together, and discuss among themselves their respective roles in achieving the partnerships and come up with a draft national action plan at the end of the workshop.

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Inclusive GET Ahead: Promoting Economic Empowerment of Women and Men with Disabilities in Lao PDR (Vientiane)

A joint initiative of two ILO projects: INCLUDE and WEDGE that promote and support the inclusion of women and men with disabilities in enterprise development initiatives. Two Inclusive GET Ahead training courses for women and men entrepreneurs or people who want to start a small-scale business will be delivered by the Lao Disabled Women’s Development Centre in Vientiane Province and Oudomxay Province.

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Regional Conference on ASEAN and Disability

This event aims to discuss strategies to promote the mainstreaming of disability perspectives in ASEAN Community. The Preparation Committee of ASEAN Disability Forum will be organized as an outcome of this conference.

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International Day of Persons with Disabilities

This year's IDPwD will be celebrated under the theme "Keeping the Promise: Realizing MDGs for Persons with Disabilities Towards 2015 and Beyond".

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Asian and the Pacific Disabled People’s Organizations United: Towards the Establishment of the Regional Decade on the Effective Implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Representatives of persons with disabilities from across the region participated in the meeting which aimed to review the implementation of the Asian and Pacific Decade of Disabled Persons, 2003-2012. The meeting considered the possibility of a new regional decade for persons with disabilities for the period 2013-2022 and to explored subregional approaches to promote the effective implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

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Asia Pacific CBR Convention 2010

Asia Pacific CBR Convention 2010

CBR focuses on enhancing the quality of life for people with disabilities and their families, meeting basic needs and ensuring inclusion and participation. CBR is a multi-sectoral approach and has 5 major components: health, education, livelihood, social and empowerment. CBR was developed in the 1980s, to give people with disabilities access to rehabilitation in their own communities using predominantly local resources.

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ILO/SKILLS-AP/Korea Regional training workshop on skills assessment of returning migrant workers

This workshop will provide an opportunity for participants to share experience on how the sending countries organize and manage the skills recognition of their returning workers.

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Regional Technical Meeting on Implementing the Training for Rural Economic Empowerment (TREE)

This programme aims to enhance better and more extensive knowledge and information about the TREE programme. By the end of the seminar, the participants are expected to: gain better and more extensive knowledge and information about the TREE programme; learn and understand in detail the TREE modules, processes and tools and how to adapt them share TREE country experiences, good practices and lessons learned in different national contexts; mainstream TREE in national development policies, strategies and programmes; and integrate the TREE programme as a component of broader technical cooperation projects like youth employment and local development strategies.

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Expert Group Meeting-cum-Stakeholder Consultation to Review the Implementation of the Asian and Pacific Decade of Disabled Persons, 2003-2012: The Biwako Millennium Framework for Action

Attended by Government focal points on disability, representatives of organizations of persons with disabilities, UN agencies and other key stakeholders, including development agencies and civil society organizations. The objectives were to: (1) review the achievements and lessons learnt as well as the remaining challenges from the second Asian and Pacific Decade of Disabled Persons; and (2) advise the ESCAP secretariat on the way forward beyond the 2012 period bearing in mind the High-level Intergovernmental Meeting to review and conclude the second Asian and Pacific Decade of Disabled Persons in 2012.

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Workability Asia Conference

Workability Asia is the regional group created in April 2004, by Workability International members operating in the Asia geographical region. The regional group maintains its links with the members of the Asian and Pacific Work Center Network for People with Disability. The Workability Asia Conference is planned for 2-4 June 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Education and training in VET systems (Code A902473)

Employability is the ability to gain, or sustain, wage or self employment. Education and Training in VET Systems is key for ensuring employability of youth and adults under changing condition of labour markets.

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ILO/SKILLS-AP/HRD Korea Regional workshop on improving workplace learning and TVET quality assurance in AP

The objectives of the workshop are to assist member Stated strengthen approaches to workplace learning and to improve systems to ensure the quality of skills development.

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