ILO (International Labour Organisation), Switzerland
Olga Strietska-Ilina is a Senior Skills and Employability Specialist at the International Labour Organisation (ILO) in Geneva, Switzerland. She is a Team Leader of the work area Skills Strategies for Future Labour Markets, focusing on anticipating skills needs for the Future of Work, skills for trade and economic diversification, skills for environmental sustainability and climate action, and skills for technological change and digitalisation.Before 2008, Olga worked on skills forecasting for the European Centre for Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop). Earlier on, she was a Head of the Czech National Observatory of Employment and Training and taught International Relations at the Central European University (CEU). Ms. Strietska-Ilina holds post-graduate degrees in Economic and Social Sciences from the University of Manchester, Society and Politics from the CEU, and History and Ethnography from the Moscow State University named after Lomonosov. She published extensively on future skills, education, training, and broader social and cultural issues. She is an author of many policy papers discussed at the G20 and BRICS ministerial meetings. She is the main author and editor of several books, including “Skills and Jobs Mismatches in Low- and Middle-Income Countries” (ILO, 2019), “Skills for a Greener Future” (ILO, 2019), “Skills Needs Anticipation Systems and Approaches” (ILO, OECD et al, 2017), “Parallel Cultures” (Routledge, 2017 2nd edition) and “A Clash of Transitions: Towards a Learning Society” (Peter Lang Publishing 2007).