Viet Nam hosted the ASEM Conference on “Innovative Education and Human Resource Building for Sustainable Development” on 29-31 March 2017 in Hue, Viet Nam. The Conference provided a platform for ASEM Partners to validate best practices in promoting quality and innovative education for human resource development and consolidate proposals for ASEM’s new Vision for Education, including ASEM’s new Skills Agenda, and concrete measures to equip the young generation with 21st century skills and qualities needed to achieve a skilled, adaptable and professional workforce in the era of the 4th Industrial Revolution.

The meeting was co-sponsored by Finland, India, Indonesia, Japan and Korea, drawing approximately 200 participants, including government officials, senior policymakers, researchers, educators, practitioners, universities, businesses, related regional and international organisations, and other stakeholders.