The “One Year Training Programme on National Employment Policies: Moving From Fragility to Resilience – tailored for Afghanistan” has reached its conclusion with the eight and final module titled: Week 8 – From Design to Implementation, which has taken place in New Delhi on 16 – 20 October 2017. The Training Programme is an integral component of the implementation of the Project: “Promoting Rural Youth Employment in Afghanistan Through Entrepreneurship Education and Vocational Training“.

28 participants, representing the Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled (MoLSAMD), the Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI), and the National Union of Afghan Workers and Employees (NUAWE), have completed the training course and, after taking part in all eight modules, have worked in thematic groups to develop project proposals which will be presented to H.E. the Minister of Labour, the ILO Afghanistan Country Director, and the donor community in Kabul in the coming weeks.

The final module Week 8 – From Design to Implementation has covered the legal and institutional environment to implement employment policies; linkages of occupational safety and health, child labour with employment policies and institutional environments; and capacity development for coordination, negotiation and advocacy of employment policies (intra and inter-ministerial). In addition, participants have made a final presentation of their team projects. By the end of the week, participants were be familiar with the roles and mandate of institutions engaged in employment policies; had acquired skills to advocate the importance of employment in the broader government actions; had learned to align policies and programmes with the legal environment and institutional contexts, and had learned how to present team projects to different stakeholders.

The ITCILO would like to thank the colleagues in ILO India, ILO Afghanistan and VV Giri National Labour Institute for their precious support in the design, organization and delivery of this training.

Week 8 - From Design to Implementation