HP Inc Joins UNIDO’s Learning and Knowledge Development Facility as a Knowledge Partner

Jul 27, 2018 2:25 PM ET

This article originally appeared on the LDKF website

The Project Steering Committee of the Learning and Knowledge Development Facility, an initiative of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), has approved HP Inc as a knowledge member of the facility.

UNIDO and HP Inc have an ongoing partnership through the HP Foundation’s Learning Initiative for Entrepreneurs, HP LIFE, programme, which provides people worldwide with access to over 25 free online courses in seven languages to build key business competencies. Through HP LIFE workshops and business coaching provided by UNIDO, young entrepreneurs develop the knowledge and skills they need to start, grow and run successful businesses. HP LIFE is also used by educators to enrich curricula and deepen the student learning experience.

HP Inc will contribute to the Learning and Knowledge Development Facility by sharing their HP LIFE platform and online courses on the LKDF portal. Additionally, HP Inc will provide its expertise on building innovative education and technology solutions for higher-education, focusing on job training via virtual/augmented reality. Additional support provided with HP Inc includes their knowledge in creating technology solutions designed exclusively for schools, scalable models that support digital inclusion and learning, and insights that help governments create effective human capital development policies and programs.

The Learning and Knowledge Development Facility is run by UNIDO and brings together companies, vocational training centres, development agencies and donors to facilitate knowledge sharing on innovative public-private development partnership approaches in industrial skills development.

For further information, please contact:

Petra Wenitzky
Industrial Development Expert (UNIDO – HP LIFE partnership)

Paolo Dal Santo
HP EMEA Education Business Development Manager

Virpi Stucki
Industrial Development Officer (UNIDO LKDF)