Media Advisory: ILO hosts workshop on Guyana’s Green State Development Strategy

News | 20 April 2018
On Tuesday 24 April, 2018, the ILO will host a workshop to sensitize Workers’ Organizations on Guyana’s Green State Development Strategy (GSDS) and its implications for labour and employment related policies. The workshop takes place at the Critchlow Labour College, Main Campus – Wolford Avenue, Thomas Lands, Georgetown, Guyana.

Media are invited to attend and cover the opening proceedings from 9:00am to 10:30am. 

The Government of Guyana is currently finalizing its Green State Development Strategy (GSDS). Following recent missions undertaken by the International Labour Organization (ILO), it was realized that issues relating to labour, in particular skills and “Just Transition Guidelines” have not been considered in the GSDS.  Such cross-cutting themes are widely recognised as important and should be discussed widely in the society, including in the various thematic groups, and should be included in the GSDS document.

The ILO, together with the Ministry of Social Protection and the Department of Labour, and the social partners, are therefore undertaking a series of sensitization workshops as a means of providing support to the GSDS, to ensure that skills for green jobs and just transition guidelines and other relevant labour issues are added to the discussion and included in the GSDS.

Against this background, one day sensitization workshops will be held with government representatives, skills institutions, private sector organizations and workers’ representatives, respectively over the coming weeks.
The dates for the series of workshops are as follows:
  1. April 23- Government representatives
  2. April 24 – Workers’ representatives
  3. May 10 – Private sector/ Employers’ representatives
  4. May 18 – Skills/Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET)

For further information please contact:
•    Gennike Mayers | mayersg@ilo.org | +1 (868) 623 7178/ 7704 ext 412
•    Averlon Toussaint | toussaint@ilo.org | +1 (868) 623 7178/ 7704 ext 411