2021.05.14Natsuki Kondo, Shoko Yamada, Aya Mizutani, Kofi Aniah Philip
Ghana Interim Report: Skills Demands in the Dual Labor Market of Formal and Informal Sectors: Findings from a Skills Assessment of Garment Workers in Ghana
This report presents an analysis of SKY skills assessments conducted for two sewing firms, four TVET institutions, and the informal sector workers in Ghana from 2019 to 2020.
The analysis covers the following four major areas.
(1) Analysis of the compositions of skills (how cognitive and non-cognitive skills affect performance, and how these skills affect each other)
(2) Gaps in perceptions among stakeholders regarding “what kind of skills are important in the workplace.”
(3) Comparative analysis of the formal and informal sectors (cognitive and non-cognitive skills, relationship between skills and salary)
(4) Factors influencing the career plans of TVET institution students (socioeconomic background and subjective factors)
Webinar: COVID-19 and Beyond: A Perspective from Japan and South Africa
The summary of Dr. Otchia's presentation on Japan Society for Afrasian Studies (JSAS) webinar "COVID-19 and Beyond: A Perspective from Japan and South Africa". This webinar discussed how ongoing initiatives can help mitigate the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, either in the immediate coping phase or when economies start to recover. Dr. Otchia made a presentation about the Japan's response to the COVID-19 with statistical data.
Adaptive skills development to boost economy: The experience of post‐WWII Japan and its implications to Africa
The interactive online meetings entitled “Skills for Economic diversification in Central Africa: leveraging experiences from successful comparators and building partnerships." held by the Sub-Regional Office for Central Africa of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa on 30 July, 2020.
In the meeting, Professor Yamada, SKY project leader, made a presentation under the title of "Adaptive skills development to boost economy: The experience of post‐WWII Japan and its implications to Africa".