Skills and Labour Market Policies in Technology-driven Societies
Date Friday, Dec 7 Time – Room Check
This Panel is your shortcut to information on current skills policies and their impact on the education and training sectors. Stakeholders from different international organisations will discuss effective implementation of skills and labour market policies. Learn about background and development, national skills policies and what can be achieved by international collaboration and partnerships. Among others, speakers will include:
Consultant and Former Cabinet Member and Minister of State in Charge of TVET, Rwanda
Albert Nsengiyumva is an independent consultant in the fields of Technical and Vocational Skills Development and Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). Prior to this, he was a Cabinet Member in the Rwandan Government from 2011 to 2015 and have served as Minister of Infrastructure from 2011 to 2013 and Minister of State in charge of TVET from 2013 to 2015.Before joining the Cabinet, Mr. Nsengiyumva has respectively worked for the National University of Rwanda as Director of ICT, Ministry of Education as Coordinator of ICT in Education and Workforce Force Development Authority (WDA) as Director General. Since 2001, Mr. Nsengiyumva has worked as freelance consultant for various international and bilateral development organizations particularly in ICT Policy and Regulation as well as Technical and Vocational Skills development. He has built an extensive research expertise in both ICT and TVET working with the Washington State University, University of Washington, University of Maryland in the United States and the Research ICT Africa Network that was based at University of Witwatersrand in South Africa among others.
Topsector Energy, The Netherlands
Life-long Learning in Learning Communities
Marsha is an independent consultant specialised in lifelong learning and in strategic public-private partnerships and developed this concept to be implemented into vocational education and universities. She participates in several advisory boards on these subjects. She has a background in artificial intelligence and previously worked as a director at an university. She has been running the Human Capital Agenda of the Top Sector Energy (TSE) for six years. TSE is a public-private cooperation, which focuses on the national sustainability goals, as defined in the climat agreement of July 2018. The Human Capital Agenda concerns the labour-market challenges that inhibit realising these goals. Marsha works on a national research program on lifelong learning in cooperation with the NWO (Dutch Organisation of Scientific Research). She developed 'learning communities' (learning - working - innovation) to keep the development of professionals in step with the speed of technological innovations. Currently, she leads its implementation. In october she launched a nationwide public-private program 'De Uitdaging' (= the challenge) for vocational and university trainingprograms in learning communities in order to speed up the energy transition.
Valerie Mocker is Director of Development & European Digital Policy at Nesta, the innovation foundation. Nesta ensures that innovation benefits everyone by investing in, testing and scaling (digital) solutions that improve people's lives and tackle the big challenges of our time.
She advocates the opportunities of digtalisation, social innovation and entrepreneurship as a speaker at events including re:publica, CeBIT, the OECD Forum and the Global Entrepreneurship Congress and through her commentaries for international newspapers such as BBC, The Economist or Die Zeit.
Valerie joined the "40 under 40" list by Capital magazine in 2017.
Before joining Nesta in 2013, Valerie worked for E.ON's strategy unit for renewable energy and as a researcher in behavioural economics. She holds two degrees, both with a distinction, from the University of Oxford.