Study Findings Webinar: Reaping the Benefits of Industry 4.0 Through Skills Development in High-Growth Industries in Southeast Asia - Insights from Cambodia
8 April 2021
Online, 9:30–11:00 a.m, Phnom Penh | 10:30 a.m-12:00 noon, Manila
ADB's study Reaping the Benefits of Industry 4.0 Through Skills Development in High-Growth Industries in Southeast Asia explores the implications of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) on future job markets. The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) has ushered in extraordinary technological advances, fusing boundaries of physical, digital, and biological worlds to create new paradigms in the way we live, work, and interact. The study included policy analysis, research and survey of employers and training institutions on their readiness for 4IR in four countries – Cambodia, Indonesia, the Philippines and Viet Nam.
The study has estimated job displacement and gains in the selected industries in the 4 countries and reports that job losses could be offset by new jobs, but skills development is crucial to realize those benefits. A review of the policy landscape based on benchmarks from international trends and experiences provides the basis for the action points that countries can use to harness the potential of 4IR to increase productivity, facilitate skills development, and incentivize industry. The recommendations from the study point to the need to implement decisive changes in renewing skills development strategies that acquire a full life cycle approach to skills development.
This webinar will present highlights from the study which has given rise to 5 reports – 4 country reports and a synthesis report providing a regional perspective. The key implications and practical actions for consideration by ADB’s developing member countries and Cambodia, in particular, will be shared. The experience of Singapore of facilitating skills development in the context of 4IR will be shared with responses from participants from developing member countries.
To propose action points that ADB developing member countries, particularly Cambodia, can use to harness the potential of 4IR to increase productivity, facilitate skills development, and incentivize industry. The recommendations from the study point to the need to implement decisive changes in renewing skills development strategies that acquire a full life cycle approach to skills development. To view program, read more.
Government officials, policy makers, university and training institutions representatives, education experts and workers, and education and training stakeholders.
Welcome and introduction
Brajesh Panth Chief, Education Sector Group, ADB
Sunniya Durrani-Jamal, Country Director, Cambodia Resident Mission, ADB
Phan Phalla, Secretary of State Ministry of Economy and Finance, Cambodia
Presentation of study results and Cambodia country report
Fraser Thompson Team leader, AlphaBeta
Shanti Jagannathan Principal Education Specialist, ADB