Study visit to the Philippines

Under ILO ENHANCE project framework, in close collaboration with the ILO Office in the Philippines is going to organize a study visit to the Philippines from 21 to 24 November 2017.

The objectives of the study visit is:

To build capacity of our partners/key stakeholders in the prevention and elimination of child labour through learning from the Philippines’ lessons learnt, experiences and good practices, and models.

Followings are the tentative topics that the Vietnamese delegations would learn from the Philippines:
  • NPA planning and implementation, including child labour intervention process; and free-child labour enterprises/communes.
  • Budget mobilization and allocation to implement the NPA at national and local levels.
  • Legislation execution and enforcement in child labour prevention and elimination.
  • Child Labour Monitoring System (CLMS), at both community and national level, and how these two levels connect and link with each other
  • School-to-work transition, especially for those who are beyond the compulsory age for education
  • Collaboration and networking between relevant agencies, including social partners in combating child labour
  • Social protection measures including conditional cash transfer and livelihood support
  • Interventions on Agriculture and Supply Chains.
There are around 30 delegations from relevant departments of the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs; 3 provincial Departments for Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs of Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh city and An Giang. Ministry of Education and Training; Employers’ Organization such as VCCI, VTAS and VASEP, VCA; Workers’ organization; National Assembly and Vietnam Women’s Union.

The required capacity building will be conducted through different approaches such as exchanging dialogues, learning experiences and good practices. Those staff who are strengthened capacity by the project is also expected that they can lead efforts to mainstream the prevention and elimination of child labour into other national target programmes such as the National Plan of Action on the Prevention and Elimination of Child Labour (NPA), the national programme for child protection, poverty reduction programme, and/or youth employment programme, vocational training programme etc.