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· Plenary
Official Opening
Welcome to the LKDF Forum 2020
H.E. Eng. Abdullahi  Ali Hassan  H.E. Melaku Alebel Sangheon  Lee LI Yong Inger Andersen Carin Jämtin David Hoey
· Plenary
Live with the World Economic Forum
The Reskilling Revolution
Fifi Peters Saadia Zahidi
· Plenary
Green Skills Paper Session and #AskUsAnything
Fifi Peters Georgeta Vidican Auktor Niels Schulz
· Networking
Networking and Expo Visit
· Plenary
What did we learn from the #LKDF4Industry Initiative and what will the future of skills and work look like?
Fifi Peters Fuad Siddiqui Riccardo Savigliano Anastasia Fetsi
· Networking
Networking and Expo Visit
· Plenary
Ask the Private Sector
Skills in Green Digital Times
Marco Obiso Enrico Rühle Samir Alfetiany Fifi Peters Johan Reiman Paolo Dal Santo Angeliki Dedopoulou
· Plenary
Closing Ceremony Day 1
UNIDO and the European Training Foundation (ETF) - Partnership Announcement
Fifi Peters Cesare Onestini
· Networking
Networking and Expo Visit
· Plenary
Spotlight Opening
Get inspired by Young Entrepreneurs and Young Leaders for the SDGs
Lester Philipp VARGAS ANGELES Taha Bawa schizzo Thomson Zahin  Razeen Mariama Djambony BADJI
· Plenary
Elevator Pitch with ITPO Global Call
Hear from Winners of the UNIDO ITPO Global Call "Innovative Ideas and Technologies vs. COVID-19 and beyond"
Raphaela Egger Nnaemeka Ikegwuonu Fifi Peters
· Plenary
Partnering and Sharing Knowledge for a Green and Sustainable Future
Victor Mulenga Nader Imani Julien magnat Leo Long Fifi Peters
· Networking
Networking and Expo Visit
· Plenary
Innovation Power Hour
How to identify green skills and why to invest in Green TVET
Zach Levey Salma Kadiri Cleophas Takaiza Elisabet Montgomery Richard Johnson Jonathan Lemisa Shada Islam Fifi Peters
· Plenary
Closing Ceremony Day 2
UNIDO and Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) - Partnership Announcement
Bernardo Calzadilla Sarmiento Alan AtKisson Fifi Peters
· Networking
Networking and Expo Visit
· Plenary
Welcome Remarks
UNIDO and WorldSkills - Partnership Announcement
Dejene Tezera Alexander Amiri Virpi Stucki
· Networking
Lunch Break
· Networking
Networking and Expo Visit
· Networking
Virtual Coffee


Dejene Tezera

Director of the Department of Agri-business, UNIDO

H.E. Eng. Abdullahi Ali Hassan

Ministry of Industry and Trade, Somalia

Marco Obiso


Zach Levey

Executive Director, Levoca Impact Labs

Bernardo Calzadilla Sarmiento

Managing Director, Directorate of Digitalization, Technology and Agri-Business, UNIDO


Co-founder & co-CEO, FractalUp

Taha Bawa

Co-founder, Goodwall

Salma Kadiri

Project Management Specialist: Entrepreneurship and Private Sector Engagement, USAID

Cleophas Takaiza

Director General, TEVETA

H.E. Melaku Alebel

Minister of Trade and Industry of Ethiopia

Enrico Rühle

Board Member, FESTO Didactic SE

Alan AtKisson

Assistant Director-General & Director of the Department of Partnership & Innovation, Sida

Victor Mulenga

Principal, NORTEC

Samir Alfetiany

General Manager, Petra Engineering Ind.

Raphaela Egger

Co-founder, Plasticpreneur

Nnaemeka Ikegwuonu

CEO, ColdHubs

Georgeta Vidican Auktor


Niels Schulz

Industrial Development Officer, UNIDO

Elisabet Montgomery

Senior Policy Specialist for Employment, Sida

Nader Imani

Executive Vice President Global Education, FESTO Didactic

Alexander Amiri

Director of Partnerships and Sponsorship, WorldSkills

Johan Reiman

Director of Corporate Responsibility, Volvo Group

Richard Johnson


Jonathan Lemisa

Senior Trainer, Hitachi Construction Zambia

Fuad Siddiqui

Executive Partner and Vice President, Nokia Bell Labs

Shada Islam

Managing Director, New Horizons Project

Julien magnat

Skills and Employability Specialist, ILO Regional Office of Asia and Pacific

Virpi Stucki

Business Partnership Officer

Paolo Dal Santo

HP Education Lead EMEA, HP International

Leo Long

Senior Practitioner: Training & Skills Development, SAFCOL

Mariama Djambony BADJI

2020 Class of Young Leaders for SDGs

Zahin Razeen

2020 Class of Young Leaders for SDGs

Saadia Zahidi

Managing Director of the World Economic Forum and Head of Centre for the New Economy and Society

Riccardo Savigliano

Chief, Agro-Industries and Skills Development, UNIDO

Angeliki Dedopoulou

Senior Manager of EU Public Affairs, Huawei

Sangheon Lee

Director, ILO Employment Policy

Inger Andersen

Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme

LI Yong

Director-General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

Fifi Peters


Carin Jämtin

Director General, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency

Anastasia Fetsi

Head of Operations, European Training Foundation

Cesare Onestini

Director, European Training Foundation

schizzo Thomson

CEO, Sky Energy Africa

David Hoey

CEO, WorldSkills International

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UNIDO - United Nations Industrial Development Organization

The United Nations Industrial Development Organization works to reduce poverty through inclusive and sustainable industrial development

LKDF - Learning and Knowledge Development Facility

We're promoting and learning from Public Private Development Partnerships on industrial skills development

Festo Didactic SE

Inspiring technical education

HP Inc.

Our vision is to create technology that makes life better for everyone, everywhere — every person, every organization, and every community around the globe.

Automobili Lamborghini

Sky Energy Africa


MISALE, Ethiopia

A public private development partnership to support specialized skills development in Ethiopia

ZAMITA, Zambia

Public-Private Development Partnership to enhance youth employability in the transport and Heavy-Duty Equipment sector in Zambia

H2O Maghreb

A Public-Private Development Partnership combining hands-on experience and cutting-edge technology to equip the next generation of Moroccan water technicians with the skills necessary for ensuring a sustainable future of this critical natural resource

Skills Uganda

A Public-Private Development Partnership to train road construction equipment operators in Uganda


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#LKDF4Industry Initiative

In response to the growing economic and social concerns resulting from the global outbreak of COVID-19, the Learning Knowledge Development Facility (LKDF) is proud to be a continued supporter of the industrial sector by forging meaningful partnerships with industry leaders to promote knowledge sharing and innovation across sectors.