LKD Facility

Learning and Knowledge Development Facility


Engaging youth in industrial skills development through public-private partnerships

February 19, 2015

ADDIS ABABA, 19 February 2015 – Partners of the Learning and Knowledge Development Facility (LKDF) today concluded a four-day knowledge exchange workshop in the capital of Ethiopia focusing on industrial skills development. The Facility was initiated by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida) to promote technical skills…

UNIDO, Volvo and partners support vocational training in Morocco

November 20, 2014

RABAT, 20 November 2014 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is partnering with the Volvo Group, the US Agency for International Development (USAID), and the OCP Foundation, to support vocational training for mechanics in Morocco. The courses will be conducted in collaboration with local authorities and each year will help train some 150…

UNIDO to pilot augmented and virtual reality knowledge transfer solutions to improve industrial skills in developing countries

September 11, 2014

VIENNA, 11 September 2014 – UNIDO is partnering with EON Reality Inc., a leading company in virtual reality-based knowledge transfer for industry, education, and educational entertainment. UNIDO sees augmented and virtual reality-based knowledge transfer solutions as affordable and effective tools for reducing poverty, increasing production capacity, and developing industrial skills in developing countries. EON and…

WorldSkills Foundation joins the Learning and Knowledge Development Facility

February 26, 2014, Stuttgart

The Project Steering Committee of the Learning and Knowledge Development Facility approved the WorldSkills Foundation as the newest member of the Facility. The WorldSkills Foundation (WSF) aims to improve our world with the power of skills. It does that by raising worldwide awareness of the essential contribution that skills and high standards of competence make…

UNIDO, Swedish development agency and private sector join forces to boost industrial development

November 16, 2012

VIENNA, 16 November 2012 – How to learn from each other and replicate good experiences in industrial skills development – this was the focus of a two-day, UNIDO-organized Learning and Knowledge Development (LKD) facility workshop that ended in Vienna today. The event brought together private sector companies, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), and…