The Academy on “Promoting decent jobs in fragile and conflict affected settings” has opened in Beirut on 28 November 2016. Delivered by leading international experts drawing on experiences from different countries in applying an integrated approach to job creation in FCAS, the academy has brought together experts and practitioners to share and discuss both the policy and practical aspects involved. Participants got acquainted with tools to assess the impact of fragility on employment, studied the link between upstream and downstream approaches and got an overview of lessons learnt in programmes that aim to create jobs through employment intensive investment, skills strategies, social protection, enterprise & cooperative development and local economic recovery.

The event, held in English and Arabic, is organised by the ILO Regional Office for the Arab States, the ILO Fragile States and Disaster Response Team and the ILO International Training Centre. More information can be found here.