Human resources development for a fast-changing world
About the Event
In the final statement of the 31. ASEAN summit in Manila in November 2017, ASEAN leaders “underscored the importance for appropriate policy responses to the onset of the Fourth industrial revolution in many relevant areas such as I.C.T. infrastructure and education.” They “recognised that ASEAN should capitalise on our young, educated and technology-savvy population to help boost the region’s economic growth and prosperity.”
Numerous studies have examined the role of human resources for “Industry 4.0 Readiness” in Southeast Asia (e.g. ILO (2016), ADB (2018), Oxford Economics and Cisco (2018), ASEAN Secretariat (forthcoming)). They have highlighted the need for concerted and determined action of business and industry and ASEAN member states to realise the potentials and mitigate the risks from economic transformation due to the introduction and commercialisation of innovative technologies.
Supported by the ASEAN Secretariat, the Government of Viet Nam, during its 2020 Chairmanship of ASEAN, takes the lead in the development of an ASEAN Declaration to provide guidance and invigorate efforts to provide adequately trained Human Resources for the ASEAN region.
To kick-off the process of development of the ASEAN Declaration, the Ministry of Labour – Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) in its role as 2020 Chair of the ASEAN Senior Labour Officials’ Meeting (SLOM) is going to host the
Regional high-level workshop “Human Resources Development for a Fast-Changing World” in Ha Long, Viet Nam on 14 and 15 October 2019.
The event is co-hosted by the ASEAN Secretariat and RECOTVET, the German government’s TVET cooperation programme for the ASEAN region.
The event agenda will be available soon.