Skills and employability in Nepal

Trainees on electrician training
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The primary goal of the ILO today is to promote opportunities for women and men to obtain decent and productive work, in conditions of freedom, equity, security and human dignity. The ILO works closely with its tripartite constituents to support creation of decent jobs to integrate into the government policies on economic growth and targets activities on youth, disadvantaged and vulnerable groups and women.

Since 2009, the Jobs for Peace - Youth Employment and Peace Building Programme is jointly implemented by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the ILO in two districts of Nepal. The project contributes to national peace building and poverty reduction through employment and empowerment of youth. It will enhance conflict-affected youths’ access to resources and skills, and will create opportunities for productive and decent employment in affected communities, including through post-conflict rehabilitation if necessary. It also works with the government, public and private sectors, and civil society at the local levels.

The ILO/Skills Enhancement for Employment Project (SEEP) was launched in 2008 in five districts of the Far Western Region of Nepal. The project contributes to the reintegration of conflict-affected youth, disadvantaged groups like Dalits, women, indigenous peoples in community-based trainings to promote income generation and local economic development.