"Promoting quality apprenticeships move youth into decent jobs and help enterprises to find the workforce they need for the future."ILO Director-General Guy Ryder
Project backgroundOperating under the umbrella of the Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth, the project, funded by the government of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, aims to improve the creation of and access to decent work for young people in the Sahel region. The project is the first dedicated effort by the ILO to adopt the multi-stakeholder approach of the Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth at country-level, leveraging the collective strengths of its partners for coordinated action in line with the guiding principles of the Global Initiative.
To improve the creation and access to decent jobs for young people in West Africa, and particularly in Burkina Faso, the ILO is implementing this project through regional cooperation, capacity building, knowledge sharing, innovative and evidence-based labour market policies.
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The Decent Jobs for Youth annual conference in 2019 will run under the theme Rights and Voices of Youth, promoting an inclusive and rights-based youth employment agenda that allows youth to find their voice and advance their interests.
This three-day workshop, organized as part of the Global Initiative for Decent Youth Employment, examined the challenges and opportunities for a quality apprenticeship system in the six West African countries participating in the event.
12 June 2019
SKILLS for Employment Policy Brief
A joint ILO/IOE publication
09 April 2019
11 April 2019
The project aims at promoting economic self-sufficiency of refugees and peaceful coexistence with host communities through the development of employability schemes and decent jobs in infrastructure construction works.
23 October 2018
Donor renews partnership with the ILO with a particular focus on the Sahel region