Skills Development for Poverty Alleviation

Date : Feb. 15-20, 2016 /
Venue : NITTTR Chandigarh, India /
Program Type: Regional Program /
Collaborating Organization: National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research (NITTTR), Chandigarh, India and United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), Bangkok, Thailand /

Main Contents:

There are altogether three sections of this regional program, which are described below:

Section 1: Program on "Skills Development for Poverty Alleviation"

  • TVET Skills Development for Poverty Alleviation: Project Development & Road Map
  • Ministry of HRD, Government of India Schemes on Skills Development and Poverty Alleviation
  • Stimulating Social Entrepreneurship for Poverty Alleviation
  • Innovative Practices and Use of ICT for Poverty Alleviation
  • Can Skill Development Alone Help Alleviate Poverty?
  • Task 1: Identification of Employable TVET Skills
  • Task 2: Identification of areas for Social Entrepreneurship in Service Sector
  • Action Planning for Skills for Poverty Alleviation activities

Section 2: International Conference on "Sustainable Skill Development: Challenges and Future Perspectives"

  • Paper Presentations on various themes
  • Country report presentation on Skill Development Practices- Challenges Faced

Section 3: Special Program on "Young Business Leaders Program on Socially Responsible Business (SRB)"

  • Dimensions, Importance & Relevance of SRB: Four Pillars of SRB
    • Socially Responsible Business Environment and Culture
    • Corporate Social Responsibility
    • Human Rights and Labor Legislations
    • Socially Responsible Business Investments
  • Why Business should be Socially Responsible and Role of Stakeholders- Government, Public & Private Sectors
  • Social Entrepreneurship in TVET: a Move Towards Inclusive and Sustainable Economy
  • Country report presentation on Socially Responsible Business Practices
  • Group Work on Drafting of Chandigarh Charter followed by its Adoption

Expected Output

  • Emergent approaches for integrating TVET Skills for Poverty alleviation
  • Chandigarh Charter on Socially Responsible Business