ILO-UNESCO-World Bank Webinar on TVET and skills development in the time COVID-19

The webinar will take place on Monday, 1 February 2021 from 14:30 - 16:00 (CET).


The ILO, the UNESCO and the World Bank jointly implemented an online survey between 5 April and 15 May 2020, which aimed to gather information on good practices and share knowledge among TVET providers to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in the areas of education and training. Based on the survey findings, the three institutions have published the final report, “Skills development in the time of COVID-19: Taking stock of the initial responses in technical and vocational education and training”.

The purpose of this webinar is to share the main findings of this publication, and bring together TVET providers, policymakers and social partners to exchange knowledge, experiences, and best practices in an effort to address current and future crises in the delivery of TVET. The panel session will include some of the survey respondents who will share challenges and solutions in coping with the crisis since the survey.


The webinar will aim to shed light on:
  • How the pandemic has disrupted TVET, and the main challenges faced by TVET institutions during this crisis;
  • The key policy responses and training measures to ensure the continuity of TVET provision; and
  • How TVET stakeholders are preparing to address the aftermath of COVID-19 and to strengthen the resilience and responsiveness of TVET systems to future shocks.


Welcome and introduction to the agenda
  • Sangheon Lee, Director, ILO Employment Policy Department
Opening speech
  • Omar Arias, Practice Manager, World Bank Global Engagement and Knowledge in the Education Global Practice
Presentation – “Skills development in the time of COVID-19”
  • Olga Strietska-Ilina, ILO Senior Skills and Employability Specialist, Area Lead
Panel session
  • Bilguudei Darisuhkbaatar, Specialist, TVET Policy Implementation and Coordination Department, Ministry of Labour and Social Protection, Mongolia
  • Aline Verena Viotti Bäuerle, International Business Development Analyst, National Service for Industrial Training (SENAI), Brazil
  • Ahmed Ebrahim, Operations Manager, Vocational Training and Employment Center (VTEC), Egypt
  • Ana Markovic, Head of Department for Education, Members Support and Logistics, Montenegrin Employers Federation
  • Martin Henry, Research Coordinator, Education International
  • Moderator: Sangheon Lee
Questions & Answers
  • Moderator: Sangheon Lee
Closing Remarks
  • Borhene Chakroun, Director, UNESCO Policies and Lifelong Learning Systems Division

Meeting details

  • To attend the webinar, register here
  • Simultaneous interpretation in English, French and Spanish will be available
  • Webinar will be recorded and made available