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Kenneth Abraham BARRIENTOS

Team Leader & Programme Officer, UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre for TVET

Kenneth Abraham BARRIENTOS

Ken joined UNESCO-UNEVOC in 2013 as a Programme Officer. She contributes to programme and strategic management, new project development, and monitoring programmes. As of 2020, she leads and coordinates UNEVOC’s SDGs and Greening Technical and vocational education and training (TVET) programme, aimed at strengthening TVET institutional capacities; developing normative guidance, practical implementation tools and learning resources; and facilitating knowledge sharing and network exchange on the topic. She contributed in the design of several TVET projects and implementation of programmes. She also serves as regional focal point for the UNEVOC Network in the Asia-Pacific region.

For the past 19 years, Ken has worked in the education and TVET sector, including in UNESCO’s Asia-Pacific Education for Innovation and Development (APEID) Programme at its Regional Bureau for Education in Bangkok, Thailand and Colombo Plan Staff College for Technician Education (CPSC) in Manila, Philippines.

Prior to this, she worked at the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Government of the Philippines supporting the joint Philippines-Sweden International Coral Reef Initiative Secretariat.

She holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration.