NSDC engages ISB as a knowledge partner for G-20 education working group

Research insights from ISB to aid development of policy principles by NSDC on the Future of Work and Skilling as part of the G20 events

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HYDERABAD: The Indian School of Business (ISB) is collaborating with the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), which is part of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE), as a knowledge partner for the G-20 Education Working Group (EWG).

As part of this engagement, ISB would provide research and thought leadership support to NSDC in the broad area of Future of Work. ISB would aid in creating knowledge collateral for the G20 EWG that in addition to original research, would draw on two webinars and a seminar.

The webinar series scheduled for March would discuss ‘Megatrends Shaping the Future of Work’ and ‘Foundational Skills and Lifelong Learning’. This series would culminate in a skills exhibition that would host all G-20 nations at Bhubaneshwar. The knowledge collateral would aid evidence-based policymaking around the area of ‘future of work’ and inform the inputs provided at the ministerial declaration.

Reacting to the development, Deepa Mani, Deputy Dean, Executive Education & Digital Learning and Professor of Information Systems at ISB, said: “We are delighted to provide research and knowledge support to the G-20 Education Working Group. India’s Presidency comes at a particularly relevant and exciting time, as workplaces globally encounter new challenges at an unprecedented scale, ranging from the rise of AI to new work models to the demand for sustainable business practices. We hope to leverage ISB’s track record as one of the country’s most productive research institutions to articulate the trajectory of future of work, identify skill gaps, and develop analytical frameworks that inform skill development, governance and inter-country mobility to address these gaps."

On the development, Ved Mani Tiwari, CEO (officiating) NSDC, said: “India has assumed the G20 presidency at a crucial time as we experience rapid transformation in the patterns of work and witness emerging trends in technology. As we take on the presidency, this is a unique opportunity to address the global skill gap, improve social equity and sustainable development in the skill ecosystem. And to have ISB as our knowledge partner for the G-20 Education working group (EWG) will certainly aid in developing a robust policy framework to identify the gaps in the skill ecosystem and formulate the strategies to address them. We look forward to working with some of the best minds from the institute and leveraging their capabilities to create a world of opportunities.”

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