India hosts G20 skills summit in Jodhpur
India's first Employment Working Group meeting began in Jodhpur where the panel held discussions focussed on developing a collaborative road map for global skills under India's G20 presidency, the Ministry of Labour & Employment said in a statement.
According to the statement, the discussion on "Exploring strategies for global skills and qualifications harmonisation and developing a framework for common skill taxonomies" was chaired and moderated by Atul Kumar Tiwari, secretary of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, who provided insightful guidance for the event. The panelists shared insights and ideas on the priority area -- 'Addressing Global Skills Gaps', which was chosen by the Indian Presidency for the Employment Working Group.
The First Employment Working Group meeting, a three-day event, saw delegates from the G20 countries, guest countries, international and national organisations, and other prominent international and national experts attending the discussion. Officers from several central and state government agencies, representatives from industry bodies, academia, and the Chair of the Labour-20 Engagement Group also participated, according to the statement.
Delegates, who arrived for the 1st G20 Employment Working Group meeting, attended a cultural event in the city. At the event, Rajasthani women cooked up local delicacies.
The panel discussion focused on global trends in skill shortages, surpluses, and mismatches and deliberated on the means to plug these skills deficits, develop of a collaborative road map for global skills and qualifications harmonisation.