Annette Francis

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Annette Francis has been with the youth training arm of Pratham Education Foundation since 2018. Her areas of focus include workforce development and technology-driven skill training. Annette has previously worked in a teaching capacity with organisations based in India and Scotland, and is an alum of the University of Edinburgh.

Articles by Annette Francis

a girl in a classroom holds up a newspaper--ASER survey

April 19, 2024
Bridging the gap between education and learning
The ASER 2023 survey findings indicate that India's education system needs to account for the creativity, aspirations, and digital literacy of its youth to ensure that years of schooling translate into lifelong learning.
A group of girls in school uniform_employment trends

September 29, 2022
What’s the future of employment for India’s youth?
Here’s everything you need to know about the recent ILO report on global employment trends for youth.
close up of a person block printing-vocational training

March 5, 2021
The need to invest in vocational training
A look into the challenges faced by blue-collar workers during this pandemic shows us why we need to build on the momentum of the NEP and invest in skill development.
Young Indian girl seated alongside two older Indians-migration

March 6, 2019
Women, work, and migration
Social barriers have historically been blamed for the lack of gender parity in the workplace. But there are other dimensions to this age-old discourse.
Two construction workers talking

October 18, 2018
Bringing informal workers to the forefront of our economy
With 81 percent of India’s employed workforce being in the informal sector, we can't afford to ignore their potential. Here's how entrepreneurship could offer a solution.
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