Academy on the Promotion of Decent Work in Fragile Settings

Academy on the Promotion of Decent Work in Fragile Settings

The Academy on the Promotion of Decent Work in Fragile and Conflict-affected Settings took place in Freetown, Sierra Leone, from 27 November to 2 December 2017.

The 5-day event was coordinated by ILO and ITCILO and delivered by leading international experts with a focus on the promotion of decent work in fragile settings. The academy has brought together experts and practitioners giving them the chance to share their knowledge and experience and to discuss both the policy-related and the practical aspects of the effort to promote decent jobs in fragile and conflict affected settings.

The Academy on the Promotion of Decent Work in Fragile Settings has provided participants with the opportunity to be exposed to a range of integrated approaches, tools and methodologies to promote the creation of decent work in fragile and conflict-affected contexts. By the end of the training, participants have gained a better understanding of the complexities of job creation in situations of fragility and conflict and of the guiding principles for developing a coherent and effective response to crises; they have enhanced their capacity to design, implement and evaluate effective strategies that promote job creation in fragile and conflict affected settings; and have gotten access to proven tools and methodologies to promote decent jobs in fragile and conflict-affected settings.

Designed for policy makers and development practitioners in Africa with an interest in policies and strategies to promote decent job creation in fragile and conflict affect settings, the academy has addressed a mixed audience of
development actors including senior government officials, representatives of workers’ and employers’ organizations, programme managers and staff of civil society organizations.

In addition to plenary sessions, the Academy also offered five elective courses in two languages for participants to choose: Value Chain Development Approach; Employment Intensive Investment Programmes; Local Strategies for Economic Development in Fragile settings; Empowering Youth in Fragile Settings through Skills Development and Vocational Training; Fragile-to Fragile Cooperation.

More information on the work of ILO in fragile contexts can be found here and here.

More information on the role of the ILO in fostering South-South and Fragile-to-Fragile cooperation can be found here.