What: The overarching theme of the 4th APMED is Transforming Learning – Meeting the Skills Demand to Achieve the SDGs in the Asia-Pacific. The meeting will specifically focus on SDG Target 4.3 (equitable access to TVET and tertiary education) and Target 4.4 (relevant skills for work) and explore progress and challenges towards implementing and monitoring skills development and outcomes through formal, non-formal and informal education. The aim is to understand how Member States are progressing towards implementing SDG Targets 4.3 and 4.4, and to facilitate cross-national exchanges and sharing. The meeting will also convene the SDG4 National Coordinators’ Network to discuss the regional preparation for the Global Education Meeting (GEM, December 2018) and global review of SDG4 in 2019.
Who: With support from the Japanese Funds-in-Trust, UNICEF and UNESCO Bangkok, approximately 250 key stakeholders will be invited from relevant organizations within and outside the Asia-Pacific region. Invited guests will include government officials, non-governmental organizations and civil society organizations in the Asia-Pacific who are responsible for SDG4 planning, monitoring and statistics.
When: 12-13 July 2018
Where: The Landmark Bangkok Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand
Note: This meeting is not open to the public. Attendance is by invitation only.
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