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Global Skills Forum

Skills and lifelong learning are essential for economies to prosper, individuals to thrive and access decent work, and societies and communities to grow fairer and more resilient. Continuously skilling, reskilling and upskilling people of all ages provides immense value to society and helps to overcome social, environmental, and economic disruptions.

The Global Skills Forum brings together representatives from around the world to take part in a conversation about how to shape skills development in our ever-changing economies and societies. 

Transforming Skills Development Systems: A case study of successful ILO-EU-Canada partnership in Bangladesh

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Discover how ILO-EU-Canadian collaboration in Bangladesh has successfully supported Bangladesh in transforming skills development systems for market relevance, attractiveness, and inclusion, and how this will influence future investment. 


Mohibul Hassan Chowdhury Nawfel
Minister of Education, Bangladesh
Saki Rezwana
Secretary, Bangladesh Free Trade Union Congress
Farooq Ahmed
Secretary-General, Bangladesh Employers' Federation, Bangladesh
Thomas Wagner
Ambassador, Deputy Head of the EU Delegation to the UN and other international organisations in Geneva
Charles Whiteley
Ambassador and Head of Delegation of the European Union to Bangladesh
Patricia McCullagh
Minister-Counsellor, Deputy Permanent Representative of Canada to the UN in Geneva


Shrinivas Reddy
Chief, Skills and Employability Branch
International Labour Organization (ILO)