African Ministers of Education, Technical and Vocational Skills Development (TVSD), Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET), Higher Education and Employment, as well as representatives of development cooperation partners, private sector, civil society and youth, will be gathering in Tunis for the “African Forum on Youth Skills and Enterprises in the Digital Age”, in order to share and discuss comprehensive and innovative TVSD/TVET models and programs.
The high level meeting is taking place at Ramada Plaza Hotel in Tunis.
The Forum will be officially opened today by Hon. Prof. Sarah Anyang Agbor, Commissioner of the African Union’s department on Human Resources Science and Technology (HRST); Hon. Buti Manamela, Deputy Minister for Higher Education and Training of South Africa; and Hon. Faouzi Abderrahmane, Minister of Vocational Training and Employment of Tunisia.
The main theme of the Forum, "Harnessing Demographic Dividend through Investments in the Youth", aims at developing the leadership and digital skills of the youth – equipping them with the necessary knowledge, tools and know-how – to design marketable products and services for the creation of sustainable enterprises and employment opportunities.African Forum on Youth Skil
The event is organized by the Government of Tunisia through its Ministry of Professional Training and Employment (MFPE), the African Union (AU), the Global E-Schools and Communities Initiative (GESCI), the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA), and the United Nations’ Children Fund (UNICEF). The strategic partners of this event are: JP.IK and the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD). The Forum is sponsored by: ACT and the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO).
For more information on technical sessions, high level round tables, speakers and side events please visit the Forum official website: http://www.digitalskills4africanyouth.org
The Forum will be live streamed at http://www.digitalskills4africanyouth.org/livestreaming
Social media official hashtags: #Skills4Africa / #DS4AY