El Iza Mohamedou, Head of the Centre for Skills, OECD

Head of the OECD Centre for Skills which supports countries to achieve better economic and social outcomes by taking a whole-of-government approach and engaging with stakeholders to develop & implement better skills policies. She has more than 25 years of international experience working in the field and at headquarters with various international organizations and in the private sector. El Iza holds a PhD in Economics, MBA in International Business and a BA in Economics.

Twitter: @ElIzaMohamedou


Bridging the Skills Gap: AI’s Role in Lifelong Learning

Starting with a critical examination of the relevance of traditional higher education and its connection to the burgeoning skills gap, the presentation will unfold the evolving landscape of work, emphasizing AI’s transformative impact. Exploring the gender gap and socio-economic disadvantages, it will scrutinize the current education and training system’s shortcomings while advocating for emerging skills-based hiring approaches. The intervention will underscore the significance of lifelong learning in adapting to dynamic job markets and delve into AI’s pivotal role in addressing the skills gap.