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Recognizing Green Skills Through Non-formal Learning

A Comparative Study in Asia

  • Solves problems in the analysis of green skills acquisition and utilisation through learning in enterprises

  • Clarifies the differences between green skills identification and recognition in the different service

  • Equips readers to handle complex and high speed innovations as well as complex knowledge work

  • This book is open access, which means that you have free and unlimited access.

Part of the book series: Education for Sustainability (EDFSU, volume 5)

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Table of contents (13 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xii
  2. Debate on the Need for Green Skills Inclusion in the Recognition, Validation and Accreditation (RVA) Framework

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. RVA in Asia and the Pacific Region

      • Madhu Singh
      Pages 39-61Open Access
  3. Case Studies from Asia: Environmentally Friendly Practices and RVA Applications

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 63-63
    2. Case Study: Kazakhstan. Educational Challenges in Transitioning to a Green Economy

      • Zhanbol O. Zhilbaev, Lyailya S. Syrymbetova, Gaini K. Dlimbetova, Aiman Y. Aliyeva
      Pages 153-165Open Access
    3. Case Study: Malaysia. Recognising Green Skills in Non-formal Learning Settings

      • Sarimah Ismail, Nornazira Suhairom, Aede Hatib Musta’mal, Muhammad Sukri Saud, Yusri Kamin, Mohammad Khair Noordin
      Pages 167-188Open Access
    4. Case Study: Nepal. The Inclusion of Green Competences in the Recognition of Prior Learning

      • Ramhari Lamichhane, Manoj Sharma Neupane
      Pages 189-210Open Access
  4. Identifying Patterns and Building Blocks in Green Skills Inclusion in RVA

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 235-235
    2. Recommendations for Supporting Green Skills Inclusion in RVA

      • Margarita Pavlova, Madhu Singh
      Pages 253-269Open Access
  5. Back Matter

    Pages 271-286

About this book

This open access book looks into the roles and practices of small and micro-enterprises in formal and informal economies across seven countries and one territory in terms of how they contribute to environmental and sustainable development and green skills promotion. By taking into account the perspectives in these four sectors, catering, automotive, waste management and polyvinyl chloride production, this book maps environmental green practices in the region, identifying mechanisms used to assess existing skills (i.e. knowledge, skills and competencies), and  evaluating the potential for green skills inclusion in recognition, validation and accreditation.


  • Green skills
  • Green economy
  • Workplace learning
  • Technical training
  • vocational education
  • Lifelong learning
  • Open Access

Editors and Affiliations

  • Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong, Hong Kong

    Margarita Pavlova

  • (Deceased), Hamburg, Germany

    Madhu Singh

About the editors

Dr. Margarita Pavlova (PhD Australia; PhD Russia; MEd USA; BEd Hons Russia) is the Director of the UNEVOC Centre (Hong Kong), which is a member of the global UNESCO-UNEVOC network, and an Associate Professor at the Department of International Education, the Education University of Hong Kong. Her research focus is on policy, planning and curriculum development in vocational education at both national and international levels, with a particular emphasis on green skills development and greening of the vocational education sector. Dr. Pavlova’s regional research and development projects in Asia have been funded by different agencies including the Asian Development Bank, The World Bank, UNESCO and the European Training Foundation (ETF). Dr. Pavlova has published widely in the fields of her expertise. She currently serves on the editorial advisory boards of two book series published by Springer: Technical and Vocational Education and Training: Issues, Concerns and Prospects, and Education in the Asia-Pacific Region: Issues, Concerns and Prospects

Dr. Madhu Singh is a Senior Programme Specialist at UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, Hamburg (Germany). Her specialisations are mainly research, policy advice, organising North-South and South-South policy dialogues and capacity building workshops; networking with relevant stakeholders across sectors in UNESCO Member States; establishing state-of-the-art reviews in the fields of lifelong learning policies and strategies; recognition of non-formal and informal learning; national qualifications frameworks; adult learning and the world of work; and quality assurance issues in lifelong learning. 

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Recognizing Green Skills Through Non-formal Learning

  • Book Subtitle: A Comparative Study in Asia

  • Editors: Margarita Pavlova, Madhu Singh

  • Series Title: Education for Sustainability

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Singapore

  • eBook Packages: Education, Education (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2022

  • License: CC BY

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-981-19-2071-4Published: 10 August 2022

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-981-19-2074-5Published: 10 August 2022

  • eBook ISBN: 978-981-19-2072-1Published: 09 August 2022

  • Series ISSN: 2367-1769

  • Series E-ISSN: 2367-1777

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XII, 286

  • Number of Illustrations: 1 b/w illustrations, 9 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Professional and Vocational Education, Education, Education

Buying options

Softcover Book USD 49.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 149.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)