ILO support in Yemen

Promoting employment and private sector development

  • Trained 1,765 vulnerable youths (45 per cent women) through upgraded informal apprenticeships in 11 priority occupations, 72 per cent of whom have been engaged in income-generating activities;
  • Developed 17 competency-based training (CBT) curricula and submitted them to the Ministry of TVET to be adopted and utilized nationwide;
  • Trained 618 master craft workers (31 per cent women) in learner-centred pedagogy, competency-based training and assessment, and Occupational Safety and Health;
  • Trained 925 apprentices on life skills and financial literacy, and provided theoretical training in selected occupations;
  • Trained 50 individuals to improve their employability skills in solar energy micro-enterprises;
  • Developed the National Youth Employment Action Plan which aims to reduce youth unemployment;
  • Finalized a TVET strategy to provide market-relevant quality programmes that will increase the employability of trainees and their access to decent jobs, taking into account the fragile situation in Yemen;
  • Capacitated 105 business development service providers and trained 5,253 beneficiaries with two ILO training modules, “My First Business” (MFB) and “I Too Have a Small Business;”
  • Trained 15 participants from SMEs on business continuity planning and resilience.

Enhancing efforts to address child labour

  • Established the technical secretariat of the National Steering Committee to Combat Child Labour;
  • Capacitated Yemeni local actors and communities on protecting children and youth from recruitment and use in armed conflict, and on reintegrating child soldiers into their communities;
  • Created three youth-friendly spaces where children and adolescents can access recreational, psychosocial and life-skill education services;
  • Identified 300 child soldiers and provided 200 of them with career counselling and orientation on the most marketable skills;
  • Trained 46 youth at risk of violence in social or leadership skills, and provided 98 youth with mental healthcare support;
  • Trained 70 youth with apprenticeships, including on training methods, how to arrange the work environment, aspects of occupational safety and health, applying the professional competency approach, and how to evaluate the learners’ skills acquisition;
  • Supported 168 youth to acquire functional literacy and numeracy skills.

Strengthening labour governance and international labour standards

  • Developed a draft New Labour Code in line with international labour standards, which incorporates gender, and non-discrimination, which was circulated for Parliament ratification.
  • Providing capacity building the national stakeholders on occupation safety and health OSH during COVID-19 pandemic