Background“Sustainable and Responsible Tourism Project in Central Vietnam” (SART) project is an ILO-UNESCO joint effort in improving livelihoods for local communities in Quang Nam and Thua Thien – Hue provinces through promoting cultural tourism and create sustainable and responsible tourism models that can be replicable in Viet Nam. After over two years of implementation, the project has been successful in creating models and good practices in developing tourism for poverty reduction together cultural preservation such as ticketing system in Thanh Toan village; more jobs and income from tourism in Triem Tay village; collaboration along Ho Chi Minh trail. Apart from sharing these good practices and lessons learnt, the workshop is also an opportunity to evaluate the project’s impacts from different stakeholders and engage governmental efforts in follow-up plan after the project ends.
Skills for Trade: Applying the G20 Training Strategy is a project funded by the Russian Federation and implemented by the International Labour Organization (ILO) which delivers an innovative skill development programme in selected countries with an aim to bridge education and training to export growth, economic diversification, and the creation of more and better jobs. The assistance provided has improved the quality and relevance of vocational training and education and entrepreneurship in order to better meet the labour market needs of today as well as to prepare the workforce and enterprises for new market and trade opportunities in the future. For example, local government officials in Quang Nam and Thua Thien Hue provinces were trained with skills for tourism planning, tourism promotion and data collection & analysis; employers and employees in tourism sector in Quang Nam, Thua Thien Hue and Khanh Hoa provinces were trained with essential skills to better perform their jobs; and teachers from training institutions were provided with various skills to improve the quality and relevance of the training programmes/ education services. In addition, the project has successfully piloted the two tools developed by ILO’s implementing agent Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO, namely Skills Foresight Technology and Managing TVET Institution simulator, across the country.
The two ILO’s projects effectively collaborated in working with local partners in Thua Thien Hue and Quang Nam where possible through joint Technical Group Meetings every two or three months. The synergy between the two projects contributed to efficient supports to local partners and maximized the impacts of the ILO’s assistance to beneficiaries.
- Share the lessons learnt from some specific good practices of the projects
- Present the key findings in the evaluation report for SART project
- Collect inputs for the STED report for tourism sector
- Plan follow-up support for destinations after the project ends by local authorities.