Events and meetings

March 2020

  1. E-Discussion: Continuing online learning and skills development in times of the COVID-19 crisis

    This discussion aims to share and discuss how to maintain continued learning and skills building for students and workers in times of crisis, such as the COVID-19 pandemic which we all now face.

  2. Launch of the 1st Skills Challenge Innovation Call

    The first Skills Challenge Innovation Call will recognize and support the development of solutions that aim to address the different forms and dimensions of skills mismatch.

  3. Quality and Effective Apprenticeships (EU) and International Labour Standards in Apprenticeships (ILO)

    The ILO and the European Alliance for Apprenticeships (EAfA) are jointly organizing a high-level conference of apprenticeships on 15-16 March 2021.

February 2020

  1. Ethiopia: Sector Skills Committee set priorities for the textile and agro-processing sector

    The second meeting for the textile and garment sector skills committee (SSC) was held during the last week of February with representatives from the private sector, unions, industry, employers’ federation, government and development partners.

  2. Capacity Building on Skills Anticipation in the Tourism and Hospitality sector

    The SKILL-Up Programme is supporting the national TVET system to better develop the skills needed in the country’s labour market.

  3. South-South and Triangular Cooperation Skills Forum

    The event aims to address the discussion on skills development with a focus on job rich sectors. It seeks to promote the ILO Centenary Declaration with a strong focus on Skills development, through peer learning between Middle Eastern and North African constituents – at national and sector levels.

  4. South-South and Triangular Cooperation Skills Forum: Webinar, e-discussion, and virtual skills fair

    The event aims to foster the development of human capabilities in developing countries with a focus on Africa by enhancing their capacity to find solutions to specific development needs and to challenges exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

  5. Stakeholders Forum: UK Prosperity Fund Skills Programme for South-East Asia

    The ILO gathered national stakeholders and key partners to discuss priorities and strategies for more productive and equitable skills and TVET systems under the UK Prosperity Fund Skills Programme for South-East Asia Project.

  6. ILO launched the Training of Trainers course on skills anticipation and STED

    The face-to-face module of the Training of Trainers (ToTs) course on “Skills anticipation & matching and STED” was held in ILO-ITC Center, Turin.

December 2019

  1. Senegal: Empowering young women through digital skills

    ILO’s Skill-UP project, funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, supported the Association of Senegalese Women in the ICT/Digital Sector (FESTIC) in the provision of training to introduce 300 young women to mobile application development.

  2. Turkish Ministry of National Education (MONE) and ILO join forces to foster social cohesion through vocational training

    the ILO Country Office Ankara, in close collaboration with the ILO Skills and Employability Branch and the Turkish Ministry of National Education (MONE) organized a workshop to train TVET trainers on the design and implementation of vocational training programs in contexts of fragility.

  3. The power of TVET- Skills training for sustainable growth

    Maha Katta, ILO Senior Resilience and Crisis Response Specialist, participated in a Spotlight Session on the power of TVET for refugees and host communities. The event took place during the staring day of the Global Refugee Forum.

  4. ILO SKILL-UP Ethiopia organized a technical and Policy Foresight Workshop for the Agro-Processing Sector

    The rapid STED Technical and Policy Foresight Workshop for the Agro-Processing Sector was conducted the 10th and 11th of December 2019 in Addis Ababa.

  5. First Sector Skills Committee meets to support key industrial sectors

    ILO SKILL-UP Ethiopia project has organized the first sector skills committee (SSC) to support the sectors of textile & garment and agro-processing.

  6. Launch of the ILO Report "Skills for a greener future: A Global view"

    UN Climate Change Conference COP25

  7. ILO Launched the Skills Tracker in Tanzania

    As part of a new innovative approach to promoting skills development and ensure lifelong learning opportunities for all, the International Labour Organization, with the support of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, have developed a text-messaging tool to help skills systems better understand the quality and relevance of training programs and institutions.

November 2019

  1. STED Strategic recommendations for Skills in the textile and garment industry

    ILO SKILL-UP Ethiopia organized a validation workshop on Trade and Economic Diversification (STED) for skills in the textile and garment sector.

October 2019

  1. Focus Group Discussion on Quality Apprenticeship Program with Sector Associations

    Based on the Presidential Instruction No. 9/2016 on the revitalization of vocational education to improve the competitiveness and quality of workforce, five ministers signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on 29 November 2016.

September 2019

  1. Workshop on big data for skills anticipation and matching

    The aim of this workshop is to allow all participating agencies to exchange experiences and ideas in relation to the use of big data for identifying labour market information.

  2. Sub-Regional Tripartite Consultations for the Formulation of Skills Partnerships on Migration in Western Africa and the Sahel

    Skills partnerships can contribute to reaping migrants’ potential more effectively, being an innovative mechanism for maximising brain gain and sharing the benefits of migration for both origin and destination countries.