AMBON (Joint Press Release): The International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the Provincial Development Planning Agency (Bappeda) in Maluku will organize a training workshop on employment diagnostic analysis from 11 – 13 April 2011 at the Swiss-Bel Hotel, Ambon, Maluku. The workshop is aimed to identify the main challenges and opportunities for increasing productive employment in Maluku and to build capacity in employment diagnostic analysis among policymakers, social partners and academia as part of the efforts to boost employment growth in Maluku.
The workshop is also envisaged as a highly interactive exercise where the participants will take active part in identifying the main constraints to productive employment and the causes of these constraints. The outcomes of the workshop will subsequently provide the basis for a discussion on priorities for policy making, with a view to promote productive employment creation in an inclusive and sustainable manner at both the provincial and the district level.
The ILO has since several years a close and fruitful collaboration with the Provincial Government and the social partners in Maluku in the field of skills development and more recently sector development and the exploitation of marine resources. The organisation of this workshop results from an agreement between Bappeda and the ILO to further broaden and deepen this collaboration. The workshop is undertaken within the frame of a project on ‘Promoting Inclusive Job-Rich Growth’ based in Geneva and funded by Swedish International Cooperation Agency (SIDA).
“The identification of underlying critical constraints to inclusive job-rich growth can help the local Government of Maluku in formulating employment policies that can effectively address these issues at the provincial level,” said Mr Per Ronnas, Senior Employment and Development Specialist based in ILO Geneva, who is in charge of the ILO’s Promoting Inclusive Job-Rich Growth Project.
For further information please contact:
Lucky Ferdinan Lumingkewas
Project Coordinator in Ambon
Tel.: +0911 314 327
Tel.: +6221 391 3112 ext. 119
Tel.: +6221 3913112 ext. 115