The invitation was also extended to join a small International Consultation Group for the UNESCO Chair on Skills Development for Employability (TVET) and Lifelong Learning, and the Centre for Lifelong Learning Research and Development, at the Hong Kong Institute of Education.
The overarching theme of the Symposium was: Lifelong Learning for Poverty Alleviation and Sustainable Development: Developing a Research Agenda for Asia-Pacific. This was an excellent opportunity for PINZ to participate in discussions with policy makers, researchers and practitioners concerning an appropriate research and policy agenda for the Asia-Pacific Region.
Our Senior Technical Consultant Mr David Lythe represented PINZ and was asked to chair a panel ‘Skills Development for Employability (TVET) and Lifelong Learning. At the conclusion of the symposium, participants adopted a Hong Kong Declaration, recommending research on TVET in the region and the establishment of a clearing house of good practice.