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[Workshop] China-Southeast Asia Capacity Building Workshop: Transforming TVET and Adult Education for Sustainable Rural Development


9:00 AM - 12:30 PM, June 13, 2024


Yingdong Academic Hall, Beijing Normal University

Supported by:

· Beijing Normal University

· Secretariat of the National Commission of the People's Republic of China for UNESCO

· China Education Association for International Exchange

Organised by:

· UNESCO International Research and Training Centre for Rural Education

· UNESCO Regional Office for East Asia

· Institute of Vocational and Adult Education, Faculty of Education, Beijing Normal University

Co-organised by:

· Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization Regional Centre for Technical Education Development (SEAMEO TED)

· China Institute of Education and Social Development, Beijing Normal University

· Faculty of Education, Beijing Normal University

· UNESCO Chair on Artificial Intelligence in Education

Conference Background:

The sustainable development of rural areas is essential for the futures of many countries. In the face of globalization, automation, and climate change, traditional agriculture are undergoing significant transformations. Meanwhile, digital technologies and emerging industries are presenting new opportunities and challenges for rural development. Achieving sustainable development in these regions necessitates the establishment of robust TVET and adult education systems to address evolving skill demands, drive economic growth, and ensure social equality in rural areas.

China and Southeast Asian countries share similar challenges and opportunities for establishing sustainable rural futures, and have accumulated substantial experience in vocational and adult education for rural development. In this context, the UNESCO International Research and Training Centre for Rural Education in collaboration with its partners is organizing this seminar that will bring together TVET and adult education policymakers, administrators, practitioners, and scholars from China and eight Southeast Asian countries: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. This seminar aims to facilitate the discussion and exchange of policies and best practices, and explore innovations in TVET and adult education that promote sustainable rural development.


9:00-9:20 Opening Remarks

9:20-10:10 Keynote Speeches

10:10-10:30 Group Photo and Tea Break

10:30-12:10 Country Presentation on TVET and Adult Education Policies

12:10-12:30 Q&A Session and Closing Remark


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