KIIT signs MoU with UNDP for growth of tribal skills


Bhubaneswar: The Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have joined hands to extend the benefits of skill development to tribal youths living in the backward districts of the state.

They signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in New Delhi on March 30 to establish a centre for excellence to demonstrate technology-enabled blended skill training model for tribal youths. The centre of excellence, housed in KISS, will support implementation labs located in tribal dominated districts like Sundargarh and Koraput.

The agreement was signed in the presence of Union Minister for Tribal Affairs Jual Oram, Union Minister of State JS Bhabhor, Lok Sabha MP from Gujarat Ram Singh, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in India Yuri Afanasiev, MLA Dambaru Sisa and founder of KIIT and KISS Prof Achyuta Samanta.


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