G20 India’s 3rd Education Working Group Meeting Concludes


The third meeting of the G20 India Education Working Group comes to an end with a commitment to ensuring the improvement of learners in terms of skilling, upskilling, and reskilling. Discussions of the three-day seminar and meeting from April 26–28, 2023, were centered on priority area 3: “Building Capacities, Promoting Life-Long Learning in Context of Future of Work.” Senior Ministry officials, including Secretaries of Higher Education K. Sanjay Murthy, School Education and Literacy Sanjay Kumar, and Skill, Development and Entrepreneurship Atul Kumar Tiwari, attended the meeting.

There were more than 60 delegates in attendance from 27 nations, including G20 members and representatives from international organizations like the Organization for Economic Cooperation & Development (OECD), United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), and International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF). A seminar on the subject of the future of work was held to kick off the three-day event in association with the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship. Panel discussions were held in three separate sessions.

The themes of the panels were ‘Building an agile response to the needs of labour markets and institutional capacity building in the context future of work: enabling high quality technical and vocational education’, ‘Creating pathways between higher and vocational education’ and ‘Equipping children with a range of future skills to set them on course of lifelong learning’. Delegates shared their policies and initiatives in Vocational Education and Training. They also acknowledged the importance and the constant need to upskill and re-skill in order to keep up with the evolving world. They also discussed challenges that their countries are facing with respect to the future of work.

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