World Economic Forum will be assisting Pakistan to establish National Skills Development Accelerator to reduce the Skills Gap in Pakistan.
This was announced by the Prime Minister Imran Khan in a meeting on Thursday with President of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Borge Brenda.
The National Skills Development Accelerator will have representation from both the Government and private sectors. The Co-Chairs of the Accelerator from Government will include Federal Minister of Education and Training, Shafqat Mehmood and Advisor to PM on Overseas Pakistanis and HR Development Zulfi Bukhari. While Co-Chairs from the private sector include Unilever Pakistan CEO, Shazia Syed and HBL President Mohammad Aurangzeb.
Punjab Skills Development Fund will be the base secretariat for the National Skills Development Accelerator.
This was the first visit of any World Economic Forum President in Twenty Years. Saadia Zahidi, who is Managing Director of the World Economic Forum’s Centre for New Economy and Society tweeted
#Pakistan becomes a founding member of the @wef network of Closing the Skills Gap Accelerators to bring new #skills for the Fourth Industrial Revolution to the country's workforce @borgebrende @acaruanagalizia @mo_fept @pid_gov @ollycann @TALeopold https://t.co/BlSaDSW49R
— Saadia Zahidi (@zahidi) July 11, 2019