Strengthening Social and Solidarity Economy Policy in Asia - Capacity Building Workshop

The capacity-building workshop will be held virtually on March 29-31, 2021 as part of the second component of the ILO project on Strengthening Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) Policy in Asia. The main objective of the workshop is to deepen the understanding of opportunities and challenges facing SSE actors, and to strengthen the capacity of the participants in developing and/or strengthening the SSE policies and programmes.

The workshop will gather representatives of employers, workers, governments, practitioners and leaders in the SSE movement and researchers from the six countries (China, Republic of Korea, Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines) to learn about strategies and tools for promoting transition to formal economy, decent work in the rural economy, and SSE responses to the COVID-19 crisis and its role in the post-pandemic recovery.

The participants will also engage in an action planning exercise to develop policy agenda tailored to each country context. A community of practice (CoP) will be formed among the participants to build on their shared knowledge, learn from each other’s SSE policy experiences, share good practice examples, and broaden their networks.