Meeting of the UNEVOC CIS Regional Network: Networking and Building Capacity for TVET and ESD in the Commonwealth of Independent States

Ufa, Republic of Bashkortostan
(Russian Federation)

29 June – 1 July2011

Government of the Republic of Bashkortostan, Commission of the Russian Federation for UNESCO, UNESCO Moscow Office, UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education (IITE), UNESCO International Center for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (UNESCO-UNEVOC), German International Cooperation (GIZ), the Bashkir Institute of Social Technologies and the Committee of the Republic of Bashkortostan for UNESCO are organizing a joint Meeting of the UNEVOC CIS Regional Network: Networking and Building Capacity for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) and Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) in Ufa, Republic of Bashkortostan, Russia, 29 June -1 July 2011.

The Conference will be held on the venue of the Bashkir Institute of Social Technologies (branch of) the Educational Institution of Trade Unions “Academy of Labor and Social Relations”.

Main aim of the meeting is to share knowledge and mobilize expertise and resources in enhancing the role of TVET to meet educational, economic and social needs of the CIS countries in line with the UNESCO Strategy on TVET Development and the UNESCO Strategy for the Second Half of the UN Decade on Education for Sustainable Development (UNDESD) through fostering regional cooperation between UNEVOC National Centres in the CIS and strengthening the CIS Network members’ performance.

This meeting will inaugurate the UNEVOC CIS Regional Network through constructive dialogue, exchange of experiences and elaboration of policy recommendations on priority issues such as: TVET development in CIS, TVET contribution to UNDESD, Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) use in TVET and rural TVET.

A consultative meeting of national experts engaged in the joint IFESCCO/IITE project on Promotion of the use of ICTs in TVET in CIS countries will be part of this international event. The main objectives of this working group session is to review country reports and a comparative analytical report on the current situation and main tendencies of ICT use in TVET in CIS and Ukraine; establish the final list of policy recommendations on promotion of ICT use in TVET and prepare special analytical report on the results of the project to be presented at the Conference of the CIS Ministers of Education. 

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