SKILLS2017 is the fourth in a series of Life Skills and Livelihood Skills International conferences aimed at developing the skill levels, and therefore sustainable economies and general quality of life, of rural India.

The theme of current conference is Life Skills and Livelihood Skills – Rural Empowerment for a Digital India. The conference draws distinguished participants representing a wide spectrum of regulatory, academic, industrial and other sectors of life across India and overseas.

Earlier conferences SKILLS2010, SKILLS2013 and SKILLS2015 held in Hyderabad, India were focused on The Challenges for Institutional Development; The Challenges for International Cooperation; and Realizing and Sustaining Clean India respectively. All these conferences have been a success for having able to spur the ideas to build and sustain initiatives in skill development in scale among relevant stakeholders. These conferences received participation from a galaxy of distinguished personalities, key national and international organizations.

First of the conference in the series – SKILLS2010 was initiated by Rural Economic and Educational Society [REEDS], a not-for-profit, non-government organization along with few individuals and SKILLS2010 was privileged to have an inspirational inaugural address by the former President of India, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam paving way for the emergence of a conference series.