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PUBLIC LECTURE BY MERCY TEMBON, WORLD BANK REGIONAL DIRECTOR FOR SOUTH CAUCASUS

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On March 28, at 18:30, public lecture called Unleashing Your Full Potential – Skills for the 21st Century by Dr. Mercy Tembon, World Bank Regional Director for the South Caucasus was conducted at Ilia State University Book House LIGAMUS.

Global economy has experienced an unprecedented pace of change in the last three decades.Technology and innovations have had a serious impact on the workplace -many jobs are likely to disappear in the future due to automation, and the current workforce may be bound to change jobs as different skills will be needed. What will it take to succeed in the future?

At the public lecture, key messages in relation to worker productivity and employability from the 2018 World Development Report titled “Learning: To realize Education’s promise” were discussed.

Dr. Mercy Tembon has been the World Bank Regional Director for the South Caucasus (Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia) since October 2015. She is responsible for leading the dialogue on economic reforms, developing the World Bank’s Country strategies, the portfolio of projects and technical assistance; she has also cooperated with her partners and interested parties for the purposes of eradicating poverty and achieving economic growth in the South Caucasus. Dr. Tembon joined the World Bank in 2000 as an Education Specialist and has a track record in promoting economic growth and social development in several countries, including fragile and conflict afflicted states. Prior to her current position,she served as World Bank Country Manager for Burundi and for Burkina Faso.She is the author of a great number of publications on education, gender and economic growth issues.Dr.Tembon holds a Ph.D in the Economics of Education from the University of London, a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) and an Executive Education Certificate from Harvard University Kennedy School of Government. 

 

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