Addis Ababa to host 2nd Conference on Human Capital Dev’t in Africa
Addis Ababa, September 30, 2023 (FBC) – The 2nd Conference on Human Capital Development in Africa (CHCDA) under the theme of “The Future of Jobs, Employability & Skills in Africa” will take place from October 2-3, 2023.
The conference aimed to catalyze Africa’s human capital development through skills development and job creation and will feature prominent speakers, engaging panel discussions, and access to industry-leading knowledge and best practices.
It will also provide a platform for stakeholders from across Africa to network, share knowledge, and develop collaborative solutions to the most critical human capital development challenges facing the continent, according to ENA.
The conference is organized by Ministry of Labor and Skills, GIZ, ATD-Ethiopia and The i-Capital Africa Institute.
The conference is a platform designed by The i-Capital Africa Institute to shape the future by fostering collaboration, developing labor market strategies, proposing policies, and identifying solutions.
State Minister of Labor and Skills, Teshale Berecha indicated that there will be consultation on how to enhance the coordination of the governments, the private sector and other relevant bodies working in the field of human resource development during the conference.
It is a platform to exchange experiences regarding the current status of the international labor and skills market, he said.
Moreover, Teshale added that the conference will contribute significantly to tailoring solutions to gaps in job creation and strengthening the links between industry and educational institutions.
Matching the demand and supply of skills in Africa, learning from best practices, School-to-work transition, volunteering, and internships, ensuring the quality of skills and jobs in the civil service sector, the role of the private sector in promoting employability and skills development, among other thematic topics, are expected to be discussed during the conference.