Barbara Pearn

Advisor Skills Development

Products & Solutions

Field experience
Thailand, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam, Kenya, Lebanon

English, German, Polish, Spanish

Focus area

Initial Vocational Education and Training (I-VET)

Reference projects

Education et formation initiales et continues, Tourisme durable
Des Compétences pour l'Emploi (S4J) (ang.)
‘Skills for Jobs’ (S4J) is a project mandated by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and implemented by Swisscontact Albania. It is part of the Economic Development Domain of the Swiss Cooperation Strategy for Albania (2018-2021), with specific focus on promotion of employment opportunities and skills development.
Education et formation initiales et continues
Système de Qualifications Professionnelles du Népal(angl.)
Youths entering the labour market in Nepal are compelled to remain unemployed or underemployed and work in low-pay jobs due to a lack of skills, and lack of certification and recognition of the skills they have. To provide wider opportunities and to enable Nepali youth without formal vocational training and education, and those who have gained skills through work experience to enter the labour market with recognized certificates for better employability and career path, the Government of Nepal (GoN) has initiated a National Vocational Qualifications System (NVQS) with the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) to be implemented.
Tourisme durable, Education et formation initiales et continues, Insertion au marché du travail
Skills Development Programme(angl.)
The overall goal of the Skills Development Programme (SDP) is for disadvantaged young women and men and low-skilled workers in five rural provinces of Cambodia (Preah Vihear, Stung Treng, Kratie, Mondulkiri and Rattanakiri) to gain access to decent employment and increased income.
Education et formation initiales et continues, Perfectionnement et requalification
Compétences pour la compétitivité (angl.)
Indonesia has charted impressive economic growth since overcoming the Asian financial crisis of the late 1990s. It has become the largest economy in the ASEAN community with a GDP per capita of USD 3’603 in 2016. Today, Indonesia is a key player on the global stage as the world’s 4th most populous nation, the world’s 10th largest economy and...