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Reskilling

How entrepreneurs are embracing learning innovations globally

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Learn more about reskilling and learning innovations by reading this fifteenth edition of the online magazine on Inclusive Business! The illustration was developed by Christopher Malapitan, a visual practitioner and trainer based in Brussels. Through the use of visual storytelling methods he empowers individuals and organizations to “see” what they mean.

Inclusive Business Action Network
The Inclusive Business Action Network (iBAN) is a global initiative supporting the scaling and replication of inclusive business models. Through its strategic pillars iBAN blue and iBAN weave, iBAN manages an innovative online knowledge platform on inclusive business (inclusivebusiness.net) and offers a focused Capacity Development Programme for selected companies and policymakers in developing and emerging countries. iBAN creates a space where evidence-based knowledge transforms into learning and new partnerships. With its focus on promoting the scale-up of inclusive business models, thereby improving the lives of the poor, iBAN is actively contributing to the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. iBAN is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and the European Union. It is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.

editorial

Why the education crisis won’t quickly vanish

What started as a health crisis quickly turned into an economic crisis, and now the education crisis is emerging.

Markus Dietrich

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graphic summary

GRAPHIC SUMMARY

Learn more about reskilling and learning innovations by reading this fifteenth edition of the online magazine on Inclusive Business! The illustration was developed by Christopher Malapitan, a visual practitioner and trainer based in Brussels…

Inclusive Business Action Network

editorial

Why the education crisis won’t quickly vanish

In his editorial, Markus Dietrich discusses the global education crisis wreaked by the pandemic. Drawing from personal experiences, he asks whether the private sector will harness new models and tools to address skilling gaps that will affect the workforce of the future.

Markus Dietrich

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Reskilling: How entrepreneurs are embracing learning innovations globally

The global Covid-19 pandemic has upended traditional learning models while increasing unemployment and poverty. This has contributed to an education crisis and further highlighted the need for targeted reskilling and measures to address the digital divide. In this issue of CLUED-iN, inclusive business leaders, education specialists and impact investors explain how the crisis has accelerated the move to new formats and ‘blended learning’ models, while also providing opportunities to innovate and develop the workforce of the future.

Alexandra Harris

Talking #InclusiveBiz No. 2: Educating the most vulnerable populations effectively despite the pandemic through participatory solutions

In this podcast, Neelam Chhiber describes how her organization continued to provide skills training and empowerment to rural women in India during the pandemic despite significant challenges. The situation called for ingenuity combined with harnessing the power of networks.

Funding new EdTech ventures to support employment and reskilling

EdTech is booming in India. Siddharth Nautiyal and Sarvesh Kanodia of Omidyar Network explain what draws them to fund new and innovative business models that help workers access employment opportunities.

Keeping students motivated through new and engaging formats in Kenya

Last July, we described how low-cost private schools run by Bridge Kenya adapted quickly to the unfolding pandemic by providing innovative approaches to education for underserved communities. Managing Director Reuben Wambugu discusses why new tools are now complementing existing learning content.

How the pandemic accelerated blended learning

Marc Castagnet draws on his years of experience in professional higher education to explain why blended learning and connections to employers are key during Covid-19 times and in the future.

Taking collective action to bridge the digital skills divide

The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted unequal access to digital infrastructure and skills. Camille Putois of Business for Inclusive Growth explains how companies can use collective action to address the digital divide and accelerate skills training initiatives.

Making – not finding – careers in sustainability: Reskilling leaders for a sustainable future

Laura Asiala discusses the importance of reskilling leaders to meet the challenges of the sustainability transformation. She explains why practice is critical to developing new competencies, and how a simulation-based training model can fill this gap.

Addressing skills shortages through hybrid, targeted learning initiatives

Gayathri Vasudevan shares how LabourNet developed the Shiksha platform, a new hybrid training model, and piloted initiatives in health and hygiene to increase employment during the Covid-19 pandemic.