Recognizing the importance of innovation for the renewed calls for lifelong learning, the ILO has initiated the development of a Skills Innovation Facility. The Facility identifies and tests promising and innovative ideas and solutions that address the major skills challenges of today and of tomorrow. Learn more
- To engage with constituents in all regions on key skills issues;
- To provide the technical and financial assistance to partners to facilitate innovation in skills systems;
- To support the development, piloting and replication of successful and innovative solutions to major skills challenges;
- To create a global collaborative network of innovators that work together to solve the most pressing skills issues.
The processWe support innovation by identifying the most pressing challenges in skills development, sourcing new ideas and potential solutions, providing technical support and guidance to develop and test prototypes, and facilitating knowledge sharing and access to a global network of skills innovators. These five stages are shown in the figure below.
|Skills Challenge Innovation Calls Inviting individuals and organizations to propose new and practical ideas and solutions to key challenges.|
|Skills Innovation Labs Convening key stakeholders to design and test prototype solutions to difficult skills challenges.|
|Skills Innovation Connections Building a network of innovators to share ideas, experiences and collaborate to develop and scale innovations for identified skills challenges.|