Rudi Hendrikus Louis Van Dael
Principal Social Sector Specialist, Human and Social Development Sector Office, Sectors Group, Asian Development Bank

Previously, Rudi Van Dael was a Principal Portfolio Management Specialist based in the ADB Nepal Resident Mission. He also was the ADB focal for the COVID-19 support in Nepal. From 2010 until 2019, he was a social sector specialist in ADB on various education projects in Bangladesh, Indonesia, and Nepal. He was involved in studies on using human-centered design, entrepreneurship programs, skills for the electricity sector, minimum service standards in education, and subsidized employment programs. He has a diploma in computing science, a master’s in public administration, and a PhD in sociology. 

Insight

Market-responsive training, recognized competency certifications, and timely learning modules can provide the skills needed for green jobs in the energy sector.

Insight

Lessons from Indonesia show young entrepreneurs need mentorship and training, business services and facilities, and post-incubation assistance.