The Regional TVET Conference is an event originally initiated by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The third TVET Conference brought together key stakeholders from politics as well as senior representatives from the business community, international agencies and civil society to discuss how to manage the AEC integration by enhancing inclusive and labour market oriented TVET development, to share best policy strategies and to offer new ideas.
Since East and South-East Asia hold enormous political and economic potential but also face major challenges in particular with regard to regional economic integration, the 2015 TVET Conference focussed on four key topics to revitalise and build on the process started in 2012: TVET Governance (including a labour market oriented legal framework and financing of TVET), Inclusive vocational educatio, Work processes and employment oriented TVET and TVET Personnel.
The Change Initiative Team supported the conference and worked closely with the organizing committee in order to make the conference more interactive and engaging. Jost Wagner acted as lead facilitator and also moderated the press conference prior to the event with Mr Kongsy Sengmany, Vice-Minister of the Lao Ministry of Education and Sport and BMZ Parliamentary State Secretary Thomas Silberhorn. More info at www.regional-tvet-conference-laos.org/