The European Training Foundation (ETF) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) signed a joint declaration at the beginning of August 2020 and held a public announcement during the Learning and Knowledge Development Facility (LKDF) Forum, 6 -8 October.
The aim of the partnership is to further promote green skills and sustainable development which may enable transition and developing countries to stay ahead of environmental challenges and opportunities in a fast-changing global and political landscape, reduce poverty and promote inclusive economic development.
The ETF-UNIDO partnership will consist of enhanced cooperation in the field of knowledge creation, consolidation, skills development and promotion of reforms in the training sector to better respond to the skills-gap for sustainable industries in developing and transition countries.
The LKDF Forum is a platform bringing together stakeholders, academics, and public sector to share ideas and solutions on how to integrate sustainability and green skills in VET curricula to fill the gap in the mismatch between labour market demands and young workers professionality in the developing countries.
The European Training Foundation is a European Union agency that helps transition and developing countries harness the potential of their human capital through the reform of education, training and labour market systems, and in the context of the EU's external relations policy.