Program Agenda & Presentation

May 23, 2016, UNESCO Headquarters, Paris
08:30 am 09:00 am Registrations
09:00 am 09:05 am Inauguration by H.E. Indian Ambassador, Permanent Delegation of India to UNESCO and Count Christopher de Breza, Chairman, EIFE
09:05 am 09:15 am Address by H. E. Ms Ruchira Kamboj, Ambassador, Permanent Delegation of India to UNESCO
09:15 am 09:30 am Special Address by Jean Paul Vermés President of CCI Paris Ille-de-France
09:30 am 09:50 am Presentation by UNESCO on “Getting Skills into Education” by David Achurion, Director of Skills, UNESCO, followed by Q&A
09:50 am 10:30 am Session 1 - “Best Practices on Skill Development” by OECD
- Andreas Schleicher - Director for the Directorate of Education and Skills
- Stefano Scarpetta - Director, Employment, Labour and Social Affairs
- Question & Answers
10:30 am 11:15 am German Experience in India
- Timothy Miller - Vice President, TÜV Rheinland
- Ulrich Meinecke, Head of Division, Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB), A Divisoin iMOVE
- Question & Answers

11:15 am 11:45 am Networking Tea
11:40 am 12:00 pm Skilling Rural Population - Hélène Guiol,TVET Project Officer at UNESCO
12:00 pm 12:40 pm French Cooperation with India: Exploring the Way Ahead
- Olivier Dambrine, Director & Ms. Agathe Gondinet, Head of International Affairs, CODIFOR
- Eric VERDIER, Director, CNRS Research
- Marianne Conde-Salazar, Director Education Division –International relations, CCI Paris
- Question & Answers
12:40 pm 14:00 pm Networking Lunch
14:00 pm 14:30 pm Session - “Youth Empowerment through Skill Development” by Uttar Pradesh Government
Led by Hon’ble Minister Prof. Abhishek Mishra, Minister of Vocational
Education and Skill Development Mission, Govt of Uttar Pradesh
- Question & Answers
14:30 pm 15:15 pm Swiss Experience in India
- Mr. Erik Swars, Head of International Relations, Swiss Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training - SFIVET
- Dr. Ursula Renold, Head of the research centre for comparative education system at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich, co-author of “Swiss Vocational Education and Training Initiative India”
- Dr. Neelam Nagar, Neelams Sprachschule, Speaking on behalf of Rudolph Strahm author of Source of Richness“
- Question & Answers

15:15 pm 15:30 pm “Skilling in Aerospace Manufacturing: The French Experience and relevance to India”. IPSA
- Question & Answers
15:30 pm 16:00 pm Networking Tea
16:00 pm 17:15 pm Skill India Programme : Objectives & Challenges(Panel Discussion)
- Thomas Weko, a project to improve the international mobility of Indian workers and the alignment of national international labour market requirements
- N Mohapatra, CEO, Electronics Sector Skill Council
- “Skill development for implementation of Paris Climate Agreement and UN’s Sustainable Development Goals” by Rajendra Shende, Chairman TERRE Policy Centre
- V. V. Kamath, National Sales Director, Fronius India Private Limited
- Innovation in Assessment Systems by Ashwini Kulkarni, C K SKILLS

17:15 pm 17:30 pm Presentation on IISDS -- India International Skill Development Summit, September 5&6, 2016 at New Delhi
17:30 pm 17:45 pm Awards, Recognitions & MOUs to be signed
17:45 pm 18:00 pm Closing Remarks by EIFE