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LKDF Forum 2021 Outcome Book Cover

The LKDF Forum 2021 gathered virtually on 22 September, under the theme of Digital Skills for an Inclusive Future, to discuss how cultivating digital skills in the midst of the Fourth Industrial Revolution will lead to a more inclusive future for all. 

As part of the LKDF Forum, UNIDO, in collaboration with the European Training Foundation and WorldSkills International, hosted a virtual hackathon on 23 and 24 September to further the LKDF Forum 2020 edition theme of Green Skills for a Sustainable Future and generate the best green skills solution. 

The Forum was a distinctive opportunity to present a platform for action-oriented debates on potential solutions to reduce the job-skill disparity,bridge the gap in digital skills and to foster future collaborations

The LKDF Forum Outcome Book presented the findings and discussions of the officials and statistics on the current and future state of the digital skills levels. Many officials spoke of how the Covid-19 pandemic has exposed the challenges faced by skills development and called on the global community to harness the Fourth Industrial Revolution to achieve a future of inclusive work. Theme Talk Sessions explored the issues that women and disadvantaged groups face in gaining access to digital skills as well as approaches aimed at addressing digital inclusion. The Closing Ceremony featured a call-to-action which emphasised the need to ensure that digital skills training be open and accessible to all, as well as raising the issue of how the international community can help. 

Skills intelligence publication details

Target audience
Digital skills for the labour force.
Digital skills for ICT professionals and other digital experts.
Digital skills in education.
Digital skills for all
Digital technology / specialisation
Geographic scope - Country
Industry - field of education and training
Generic programmes and qualifications not further defined
Geographical sphere
International initiative
Publication type