ILO launches a Capacity Building Programme for Labour Inspection in Georgia

The International Labour Organization has launched a comprehensive training programme to support the capacity building of the Labour Inspectorate in Georgia.

News | 04 February 2020
BORJOMI, GEORGIA (ILO News) - The first cycle of the programme, Management training for the staff of Labour Conditions Inspecting Department (LCID), kicked off on the 1st of February in Borjomi, Georgia. The two-day training covered basic management skills for Labour Inspection, in light of the ILO standards on labour inspection and the ILO approach to the occupational safety and health (OSH) programming.

The participants learned about ‘management by objectives’ techniques, action planning, goal setting and human resource management as well as team building. Moreover, inspectors were introduced to the concepts of Voluntary Compliance through advisory and guidance skills and linkages between labour inspection and the Sustainable Development Goals and targets. The participants ranged from senior to mid-level professionals and inspectors. LCID was represented by the director, head of monitoring division, head of inspection division and a representative of the social service agency.

Mr. Kinan Bahnassi, Chief Technical Adviser of the ILO project, and Mr. Beka Peradze, director of the Labour Conditions Inspecting Department (LCID) in Georgia, chaired the opening session.

Training in Borjomi is part of the comprehensive capacity building training programme designed for the Labour Conditions Inspecting Department (LCID) in Georgia. The programme is implemented with financial support from the Government of Denmark through the ILO’s Project “Inclusive Labour Market for Job Creation in Georgia”.  The modules vary from the managerial, leadership, communication, teamwork essentials to the labour inspection tools and OSH activities. Modules for the LCID training have been identified in close consultations with the Labour Inspectorate and were tailored to its needs.

The series of capacity building workshops will continue throughout the year of 2020.