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Director Gary Gereffi, research team leaders and staff present CGGC research findings in conferences and public forums, addressing topics such as international development, the global knowledge economy, clean energy, and U.S. competitiveness. CGGC and its partners also sponsor such events, drawing on scholars and researchers from around the globe.

2011 Events

SKILLS FOR UPGRADING: Workforce Development and Global Value Chains in Developing Countries

November 17  |  Washington, DC  |  Enrique V. Iglesias Conference Center
RTI International, Duke CGGC, and the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) held a workshop to launch the Skills for Upgrading study. This research project examines workforce development strategies in developing countries in the context of the shifting upgrading dynamics of global value chains. Funded by RTI International and carried out by Duke CGGC, this research addresses policymakers, donors and development practitioners to improve our understanding of how workforce development strategies can enhance the upgrading efforts and competitiveness of developing countries in global industries. Opening remarks were by Claudio Cortellese of the MIF giving an overview of the importance of efficiently and effectively targeting workforce development in Latin America to support economic growth. The luncheon session by Alejandro Banegas of IAGSA (Honduras) provided a private sector perspective of the challenges of GVC upgrading and workforce development in Honduras in the global fruit and vegetable industry. The workshop website, agenda, and select presentations are listed below.
Workshop InformationAgenda View Claudio Cortellese Presentation View Alejandro Banegas' Presentation View Presentations

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