Hans Henrik Madsen
TVET and skills development have been a lifelong learning experience for Hans Henrik Madsen. After graduation in business administration and political science, Mr. Madsen became a teacher and later on deputy director of a large technical college in Denmark (Randers). Since 1990, Mr. Madsen has been working as a development advisor: Partly as consultant in Denmark’s largest consultancy companies (COWI and Ramboll), and partly as internal advisor in Danida. The last five years, Mr. Madsen has been working from his own consultancy company. His long-term assignments have been in Bangladesh, India, Indonesia and Kenya and he has short term working experience from more than 35 developing countries including Eastern Europe. In one way or another, Mr. Madsen has been involved in a large number of Danida’s TVET and skills development programmes. The most recent experience relate to the Skills Development Fund (SDF) in Ghana where he participated in formulating the next phase of Danida’s support to the Fund. Other recent TVET and skills development experience include Danida’s support to Zimbabwe, Niger and Burkina Faso (TREE and apprenticeship programmes implemented by ILO). In Kosovo Mr. Madsen participated in an evaluation of the impact of TVET support to the horticulture sector. During the last decade Mr. Madsen has been heavily involved in many of Danida’s value chain programmes, and in most of these programmes, skills development play an important role.