E-formality and skills development in Latin America

Announcing the 2nd ILO Skills Challenge Innovation Call finalists

The finalists will have the opportunity to present their projects during a live-streamed event on 4 November 2021.

News | 13 October 2021
Lima – The International Labour Organization has announced the five finalists of the 2nd ILO Skills Challenge Innovation Call. The call aims to identify the most innovative solutions in the areas of e-formality and skills development to contribute to the recovery of formal employment in the region after the massive job losses caused by COVID-19.

Over 60 applications from qualified and innovative organizations and entities across the region were received and screened. The selected finalists are (in alphabetical order):
  • The virtual learning construction environment, Serviço Nacional de Aprendizagem Industrial - SENAI/CE, Brazil (Ambiente Virtual de Aprendizagem da Construção)
  • #WomenforWomen: A digital education tool for entrepreneurial skills, Serviço Social da Indústria - SESI, Brazil (#ElasporElas: Ferramenta de Educação Digital para o Empreendedorismo)
  • Digital production linkages, Cámara de Industrias de Guayaquil - CIG, Ecuador (Encadenamientos productivos y Metodología para gestión y Trazabilidad de inventarios para micro y pequeños emprendimientos informales pertenecientes a grupos vulnerables)
  • My future is today, Datalat, Ecuador (Mi futuro es hoy) 
  • Web platform "meformalizo.cl", Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile a través del Centro de Políticas Públicas UC, Chile (Plataforma web "meformalizo.cl")
The finalists will have the opportunity to pitch their projects to a panel of experts during a live streamed virtual event on 4 November 2021 at 10h (Lima) /16h (Geneva). All of them will compete for a chance to win USD 30,000 (first prize) and USD 20,000 (second prize), as well as receive expert support for prototyping and implementing their solutions and opportunities for making connections and getting global visibility. During the interactive competition, the audience will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite idea.

Congratulations to the finalists and good luck!

Register in advance for this live event on 4 November at 10h (Lima) / 16h (Geneva): https://bit.ly/3BK41Q0