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The International Engineers Course on Labour-based Roadworks

Venue: Kisii Training Centre (KTC), Kisii, Kenya

Date: 6th October to 14th November 2008

Target audience: For engineers and managers of labour-based roadworks

Details: Covers choice of technology, all aspects of planning, implementation and management of labour-based construction and maintenance roadworks including the use of contractors.

Requirements: University degree

Course language: English

Fees: USD 5900 (covers course and subsistence; excludes travel)


The Resident Instructor
Kisii Training Centre (KTC)
PO Box 2254
Kisii, Kenya
Tel: +254 58 30699
Tel/Fax: +254 58 31440

ITCILO (International Training Centre of the ILO) organises the 5th edition of the training course on "Strategies for Local Economic Development"

Course dates: 19-30 May 2008

Application deadline: 20 April 2008

Venue: International Training Centre of the ILO, Turin, Italy

Participant's profile: Local, regional and national officials concerned with economic development or planning; Experts of international organizations, NGOs and other bodies dealing with development; Private professionals and consultants advising governments in development issues; Cooperatives, Small Business Associations and Self-Help type member groups; Economists and other social scientists

Main experts/ facilitators: Andrés Rodriguez Pose (London School of Economics), Jörg Meyer-Stamer (Mesopartner), Carlien Van Empel (LED Expert), Linda Deelen (ILO Bangkok), Kees van der Ree (ILO Geneva), Martin Gasser (ITCILO Turin)

Contents This year the course will focus on the role of Member Based Organisations (i.e. business and employers associations, cooperatives, workers organisations and others) in Local Economic Development Strategies.

Study Visits to innovative LED initiatives in Italy: The course will include study visits to Italian LED experiences giving participants the chance to exchange experiences with local stakeholders directly involved in LED initiatives.

Course fees and fellowships: The total fees for this course are 3,675 euros including tuition, lodging, meals, insurance and study visits in Italy. Travel to and from Turin excluded. In some cases the Turin Centre might consider to offer partial fellowships through funds made available by the Italian Government.

Further information and applications (supported by a detailed Curriculum Vitae and a letter of sponsorship)
Local Economic Development at the International Training Centre of the ILO (Martin Gasser) Actis)

Employment-intensive investment for sustainable development

Venue: International Training Centre of the ILO (ITC-ILO), Turin, Italy

Date: 19 - 23 May 2008

Application deadline: 4th April 2008

Target audience:
Policy-makers and senior government officials responsible for national development/sectoral policies, or for investment plans, employment policies, or poverty reduction strategies
Staff of technical departments and agencies involved in infrastructure development.
National associations of workers and employers (the nomination of representatives from the construction sector is highly desirable)
National educational and training institutions in the development field
Managers of relevant development programmes and projects
Donor representatives

Description: The training course will focus on how investment in infrastructure can contribute to sustainable development, with particular attention given to the potential and observed results of employment-intensive programmes. The ultimate aim of the course is to contribute towards the adoption and effective implementation of national policies favouring the optimum use of local labour and other resources towards poverty reduction and sustainable development. More specifically, upon completing their training, participants will know better the features and operational aspects of the employment-intensive investment approaches supported by the ILO and other development partners, and have at their disposal guidelines and tools for the elaboration of appropriate policies and programmes.

Requirements: A good command of the English language is essential for an effective participation

Course language: English

International Training Centre of the International Labour Organisation (ILO)
Viale Maestri del Lavoro, 10, 10127 Turin, Italy
Tel: ++39 011 693 6432 or +39 011 693 6522
Fax: +39 011 693 6451
E-mail: Valter Nebuloni (Mr): or Sophie Ouine (Ms):

Last update: 1 April 2008^ top