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Anna Ekström to visit India


High-level international meetings, education projects for Indian school children, women’s education and skills supply – these are part of the programme for Minister for Upper Secondary School and Adult Education and Training Anna Ekström when she visits India on 1–3 November.

Prabodhan is a high-level forum that brings together European and Indian political leaders and representatives of business and academia to discuss current issues. At Prabodhan, Ms Ekström will take part in a panel discussion on skills development for the future in Europe and India. The discussion will focus on how policy can contribute to matching skills and labour market needs.

Ms Ekström's visit will also include a meeting with Pratham, which has just launched a project to educate 30 000 Indian school children in three Indian states with the support of nine Swedish companies. The project has begun in the state of Assam.

Ms Ekström will also visit the IKEA Foundation. Together with the United Nations Development Programme, the IKEA Foundation has started the Disha project that aims to educate one million women over a ten-year period.

Ms Ekström will also inaugurate the Nobel Memorial Wall, a yearly event during the Sweden India Nobel Memorial Week, organised by the Swedish Embassy. This year's Nobel Memorial Wall comprises portraits of India's eight Nobel laureates by art students from different fine arts universities in India. The Nobel Memorial Wall is at the Rajiv Chowk Metro Station in the centre of New Delhi.

Ms Ekström will also attend a digital transformation and innovation seminar, which is part of the Sweden India Nobel Memorial Week. The seminar is jointly organised by the Swedish Embassy, Business Sweden and SEB to showcase good practices of Swedish industry that are of relevance to India.

Press contact

Helena Paues
Press Secretary to Minister for Upper Secondary School and Adult Education and Training Anna Ekström
Phone (switchboard) +46 8 405 10 00