ABUJA (ILO News): The International Labour Organization (ILO) organized a Training of Trainers Workshop on Financial Education from 4th – 8th November, 2019. The training course was conducted within the frame of the Initiative for Labour Migration, Employment and Reintegration (LMER) in Nigeria and Ghana supported by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH. (GIZ).
Over the duration of the training course, participants were exposed to key concepts of Financial Education and provided with knowledge, skills and tools required to organize similar trainings for potential and return migrants.
The training was attended by staff of Migrant Resource Centres (MRCs) in Nigeria, Public Employment Centres (PECs) in Ghana, Nigerian/Ghanaian-German Centres for Jobs, Migration and Reintegration as well as financial institutions.
The training was conducted with a focus on complementing capacities of personnel of relevant institutions to offer financial services aimed at enhancing employment and income generating opportunities of potential and return migrants.
Particular emphasis was put on the needs of beneficiaries by equipping trainers with knowledge and skills to support potential migrant workers and their families in the areas of access to finance, decision making and financial responsibilities.
Following the workshop, trainers will be supported to formulate strategies to disseminate knowledge on financial education at their respective Centres where they interact with potential and retuning migrants.