Working with WEF for the future of education, gender equality and career opportunities in the 4.0 Industrial Revolution


On the morning of 15th November, the Minister of Education and Training, Mr. Nguyen Van Phuc, chaired the meeting and worked with Mr. Justin WOOD, Director of Asia-Pacific Economic Forum World Wide Web (WEF).

Attending the meeting were representatives of leaders from the International Cooperation Department, Department of Planning and Finance, Department of Science, Technology and Environment and Vietnam Academy of Science.

Director J. Wood informed Vice Minister Nguyen Van Phuc that the Government of Vietnam and WEF signed a Cooperation Agreement within the framework of WEF’s annual meeting in Đa-vốt in January / 2017. The cooperation agreement is valid until January 2016. The purpose of the Agreement is to use the resources of the WEF to help Vietnam in the next phase of development.

Accordingly, the Cooperation Agreement focuses specifically on Vietnam in the context of the 4.0 Industrial Revolution (IR  4.0). The results of the collaboration will produce a report on “Vietnam in the Fourth Industrial Revolution” to be published and shared by the Forum with the global business community and the press at the Regular Meeting. of the Forum in Paris in 2019.

There are six pillars directly related to Vietnam. Specific working groups of the WEF in these areas will monitor and implement further cooperation in Vietnam. Depending on the feedback from the Government of Vietnam, the WEF may add to the Plan some other areas of the Forum.

One of the six pillars of the WEF directly related to Viet Nam is the Sixth Pillars of the Future of Education, Gender and Employment. The WEF Group on the future of education, gender and careers can contribute to the development of the Vietnamese workforce by assessing: Future skills needed; Explore where skills gaps are occurring; Creating a platform where all partners – government, business and education – can jointly develop policies and launch initiatives to promote change. The World Economic Forum strongly believes that national prosperity is closely linked to human resource optimization.

Director J. Wood also said that during the days of 15-17 November 2017, chaired by the Vietnamese ministries and industry and supported by the WEF two workshops on infrastructure and capacity building the competition will be held in Hanoi.

Deputy Minister Nguyen Van Phuc expressed his appreciation and appreciation for WEF’s cooperation with Vietnam in helping Vietnam orient future sustainable development through the signing of the Agreement. As WEF considers education as the sixth pillar of this Collaborative Agreement. Vietnam hopes that in the coming time WEF will support the development of education in general, vocational orientation in higher education, business relationship and university under the influence of CMCN4.0. He also hoped that WEF would help Vietnam to access new teaching technologies, advanced university thinking, and so forth.

In particular, Vice Minister Nguyen Van Phuc appreciated the idea of ​​lifelong learning and suggested WEF be able to share the world experience with Vietnam on this subject in the context of CMCN4.0 creating a lot of opportunities. New jobs and also change the nature and structure of traditional jobs requires each person to self-study, lifelong learning and self-improvement of his professional skills can meet the practical.

For his part, Mr. J. Wood highly appreciated and acknowledged the comments shared by Vice Minister Nguyen Van Phuc and expressed his deep gratitude for the dedication of the delegation to the delegation and commitment. Efforts will be made to work with Vietnamese agencies, including the Ministry of Education and Training to successfully implement the signed cooperation agreement, which will help Vietnam’s education to develop rapidly and sustainably. international and 4.0 industrial revolution.