ILO training - Building resilience through public employment programmes (PEP), 16-20 December 2019

This training is addressed to senior officials from government ministries and agencies; local and regional authorities, public investment and employment policy advisors, project managers, and donor organizations that are working on or are poised to work on public investment programmes and employment policy and strategy. Countries invited are Guyana, Dominica, Saint Lucia and Trinidad and Tobago.

The objectives of the training are:

  • National stakeholders/officials understand how PEPs can contribute to climate change adaptation and become a response to natural disasters;
  • Participants become familiarized with several tools for effective public programme design and implementation of PEPs including procurement practices and assessment of employment generation effects (direct, indirect, induced);
  • Participants are exposed to contracting methodologies and capacity building approaches for SMEs development and livelihoods;
  • Participant learn from several countries’ experiences and best practices, and acquire knowledge and innovations of PEPs for sustainable decent work creation;
  • National stakeholders/officials become familiar with PEP assessment tools and can identify opportunities for the implementation of PEPs.
The training methodology for this five-day training will be highly participatory (learning by doing) and the content delivered in a practical way (using case studies and examples). The training will combine lectures by experts and practitioners from the ILO and consultants with group work by participants. Interactive facilitation methods will be used in combination with digital learning technologies to facilitate the exchange of knowledge, experiences and good practices. An evaluation questionnaire will be made available at the end of the event to acquire information on participants’ satisfaction and suggestions.

See also Development and Investment (DEVINVEST)