Asia-Pacific Regional Workshop on Entrepreneurship Education: "Improve quality and impact of youth entrepreneurship training"Event ID : 280
Date : September 21/2010 to September 23/2010
Time : This is an all day event
The Crowne Plaza Hotel, Jakarta, Indonesia
The ILO has supported a number of countries in the Asia Pacific region in their endeavours to prepare young people for entrepreneurship by introducing the Know about Business (KAB) curriculum in the education system and by building the capacity of teachers and educational institutions. Countries such as China, Sri Lanka, Lao PDR, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, and PNG have introduced, or are in the process of introducing, entrepreneurship education at various educational levels such as secondary, post-secondary, vocational and technical schools and higher education. Entrepreneurship or moreover entrepreneurship education within all education institutions is a high level priority in the new Cabinet of Republic of Indonesia as reflected in the Medium Term Development Plan, in a Presidential programme, and an inter-ministerial MoU.
The ILO is organising a regional workshop on Entrepreneurship Education and the Know About Business programme (KAB) to take place in Jakarta, Indonesia, from September 21st to the 23rd, 2010. The meeting is sponsored by two technical cooperation projects – the Swiss funded “Creating Youth Employment Through Improved Youth Entrepreneurship” and the Dutch funded “Education and Skills Training or EAST”.
The meeting intends to gather around 65 key stakeholders working around or directly with entrepreneurship education in mostly Indonesia but also Lao PDR, China, Sri Lanka, Philippines, Vietnam, and PNG. The KAB is an entrepreneurship education programme developed by ILO whose specific objectives are to (i) develop positive attitudes towards sustainable enterprises and self‐employment among the population, by targeting youth and stakeholders for enterprise development, (ii) Create awareness about entrepreneurship as a career option for young people, (iii) provide knowledge and practice of the desirable attributes of, and specific challenges in starting and operating a sustainable enterprise, and (iv) facilitate the school to work transition, resulting in a better understanding of the functions and operations of sustainable enterprises.
This conference will be linked with Indonesia Youth Employment Network (IYEN or JEJAKMU according to its acronym in Bahasa Indonesia) and coordinated by National Planning Board of Indonesia. ILO and IYEN will collaborate ad host of the workshop. IYEN will co-sign the invitation to Indonesian stakeholders and ensure for future implementation and sustainability of entrepreneurship education toward its constituents. IYEN will also link the results of this workshop into its work-plan on entrepreneurship education in Indonesia.
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