Facilitator’s Notes

Training Employment Services Providers on How to Facilitate the Recognition of Skills of Migrant Workers: Facilitator’s Notes

These Facilitator’s notes are an updated version of the 2017 publication. They reflect new labour migration needs and trends, including in the COVID-19 context, and share good practices. They are intended to contribute to addressing the challenges of recognition of prior learning (RPL) and are designed to be used in conjunction with the updated ILO guide: 'How to facilitate the recognition of skills of migrant workers: Guide for employment services providers'.

This edition is issued within the framework of the Support to Free Movement of Persons and Migration in West Africa project (FMM), funded by the EU and ECOWAS, and takes on board the efforts made in the ECOWAS subregion to improve labour migration governance and skills portability, in particular skills acquired through non-formal and informal learning, and non-recognized formal qualifications.

The notes are a capacity-building tool and can be used for training of trainers, as well as for targeted stakeholders, including government officials and the social partners. The notes are of particular relevance to the ECOWAS Member States in contributing to the effective implementation of the ECOWAS Protocol on the Free Movement of People and Goods. They are also part of the overall ILO assistance and collaboration in promoting skills and employability, and protection of migrant workers in Africa.