Shanti Jagannathan

Principal Education Specialist, ADB Human and Social Development Sector Office, Sectors Group

Shanti Jagannathan has over 25 years of experience with reforms and transformation in school education, technical and vocational education and training and higher education in Asia. She has led policy research studies on skills for greening economies, Asia’s knowledge-based economies, and implications of industry 4.0 on education and training. Her recent work includes a guidance note on Education and COVID-19 in Asia and the Pacific, designing and judging hackathons for digital reskilling and upskilling for displaced workers and digital platforms for education and co-edited volume on powering a learning society during an age of disruption. She works on education sector policies and provides technical advice to ADB’s lending and knowledge partnerships for education. She has over a dozen publications from her work in ADB, including three books with Springer and special issues of the Journals ‘Prospects’ and ‘International Journal of Training Research.’ She is currently Principal Education Specialist at ADB.

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