ILO and the NTC conclude successful RBM training workshop in The Bahamas

Through presentations, discussions and working groups, participants engaged in creating the building blocks for a model that supports greater sectoral and stakeholder engagement for the successful implementation of the country’s 2nd generation Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP).

News | 14 March 2022
The ILO DWT and Office for the Caribbean, in collaboration with the National Tripartite Council (NTC), concluded a 5-day training workshop on Results-Based Management (RBM) and Work-Planning in The Bahamas on 11 March 2022, where 39 representatives from the different tripartite institutions were in participation.

Through presentations, discussions and working groups, participants engaged in creating the building blocks for a model that supports greater sectoral and stakeholder engagement for the successful implementation of the country’s 2nd generation Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP).

During the “hands-on” exercises, representatives assigned to the three designated groups based on national priority areas - jobs and skills, social dialogue, and governance – worked on concrete action plans tailored to the specific national context. These action plans were presented during the final session where participants also took the opportunity to express their gratitude to the ILO and NTC for organizing the intense skills-building workshop.

An official closing ceremony was held to appointment and introduce the members of the Steering Committee, who will meet periodically each year, while the ILO’s Decent Work Team and Office for the Caribbean was appointed as a secretariat with dedicated staff to serve as observers within the Committee.

At the closing ceremony, Dennis Zulu, Director of the ILO Decent Work Team and Office for the Caribbean congratulated the Bahamas on realizing their second generation of the Decent Work Country Programme.

Minister of Labour and Immigration, the Honourable Keith Bell, reaffirmed the significance of the historic signing of the DWCP in December 2021. "It signifies the Government's commitment to social dialogue and our steadfast desire to work with the social partners in national development".

"I am committed to the Bahamas Decent Work Country Programme and I pledge, along with my Government and my colleagues here today, to do all that is within our power to ensure that sufficient funds are allocated in the next fiscal period to facilitate the implementation that is phase one of this programme".

As a follow-up to the workshop, the ILO will be supporting activities at the national level toward helping move the national action plans forward.

The ILO Directorate and the technical team, together with members of the NTC took the opportunity to pay courtesy calls on the social partners (Government, employers and workers) in Grand Bahama on 12 March, following the RBM.

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