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In Bangladesh, mismatch between the demand and supply sides is considered to be the key reason behind unemployment and inefficiencies of the labour market. National Intelligence for Skills, Education, Employment and Entrepreneurship (NISE), a one-stop data driven matchmaking platform, bridges the gap between demand and supply sides and thus benefits all relevant stakeholders. This unique platform caters for the needs of youth, policymakers, skills service providers and industry by enabling…
The UK Government Policy Profession has piloted a new model called Shared Policy Capability Project to support department leaders and policy makers undertake a facilitated self-assessment of their policy environment and identify opportunities for improvement. Through this the government aims to build capability at a department level and enable policymakers to take an active role in improving the environment in which they make policy.
The Local Wealth Building Challenge Fund is designed to provide financial and non-financial support to develop new products and services to tackle challenges. One aspect of this Challenge Fund which is unusual is the focus on developing innovations that will be procured by the challenge holder, providing additional incentives and focus. Public and third sector organizations often have issues that can be solved not by getting new skills or more workers, but by being innovative. The Challenge…
Cariocas Programmers (Programadores Cariocas) is an initative developed by the Rio de Janeiro City Hall (Prefeitura da Cidade do Rio de Janeiro) based on a study that found that there is a deficit of 24,000 vacancies per year in the technology sector. Thus, the initiative aims to train and qualify young people from marginalised backgrounds (in particular refugees, black, women and transgender people) in the area of programming.
The project is aimed to prevent the loss of the rights of refugee children in Türkiye due to language and translation difficulties in judicial processes. Children involved in judicial processes, translators, judges-prosecutors and other auxiliary judicial staff have benefited very much from the project. For the first time, the capacity of translators has been strengthened and the secondary trauma risks of children have been mimized.
Finland’s Ministry of Finance set a target for all public services to be available digitally by 2023 as part of its Program for Promotion of Digitalisation. The 'Co-designing future digital services' project is a new way of providing free expert mentoring for public sector organisations in developing their digital services, with an emphasis on collaborative learning. The aim of the project is to ensure that future digital services are designed to be human-centered and of high quality.
IQed (Inquiries/Questions in education) utilizes cutting-edge Democratic Technology in classrooms for the purpose of empowering students and educators in Digital Literacy, Civic Literacy, Dynamic Engagement, Critical Thinking/Problem-Solving Skills and Global Competency Education. IQed enables every student to use their personal devices to explore, investigate and become informed on issues of governance and global matters, so that their voice can positively impact local and global communities.
Together with partners from 5 other European countries, the Province of Fryslân developed an innovation model (so-called Tipping Approach) to catalyse and stimulate bottom-up innovations and harness ideas from local stakeholders. Complementing this, a governance model is being developed to provide civil servants with tools to implement these innovations in the social process in a simple and user-friendly way.
The Carbon-Free Island JEJU by 2030 (CFI 2030) policy aims to transform Jeju into a carbon-free island by 2030. It is the first project in the world to target an area with a population of over 500,000 and has been ongoing since 2012. Home to the UNESCO-designated Biosphere Reserve (2002), World Natural Heritage Site (2007), and Global Geopark (2010), Jeju strives towards a carbon-neutral future utilizing state-of-art technology including renewable energy, EV, smart grids, and microgrids.
New Zealand wants our small businesses to be the most digitally enabled in the world. Digital Boost helps owners and employees to build confidence and skills to digitally transform their businesses. Cynefin complexity theory, agile programme development, and public-private partnerships are used to deliver easily accessible learning and services. This includes bespoke playlists of video content, online diagnostic tools, peer-learning support and free or discounted digital equipment or services.…