One Year Training Programme on Employment Policies: Moving from Fragility to Resistance, tailored for Afghanistan. Week 1 – Economy and Labour
The course, composed of 8 one-week module, aims at building capacities among government officials, social partners and other relevant stakeholders on the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of effective National Employment Policies and other related subjects.
By the end of the training programme participants will have acquired:
• Knowledge of key concepts related to employment policy with emphasis in situations of fragility;
• capacity to actively participate in processes of formulating gender-sensitive employment policies;
• capacity to implement employment policies through action planning;
• capacity to advocate and coordinate the integration of employment policies with development interventions.
In addition, participants will apply the acquired knowledge and skills in a group work aimed at developing customized employment projects as a means to move from fragility to resilience.
During the first week, the module on Economy and labour will cover an overview of the one year training programme; global economics trends and specifically trends in the Afghan economy, including gender disaggregated data; the linkages between economy and informality; labour market information systems including a study visit; and the development of the outline of the different team projects. By the end of the week, participants will have acquired conceptual clarity to link economy, society and labour; will have familiarized with different components of labour market information systems; and will have developed clear outlines of their respective team projects.
The programme is composed of eight modules, which will follow this schedule:
Week 2: Labour market analysis and employment policies (18 – 22 March, Kabul)
Week 3: Youth employment: from policy to action (15 – 19 April, Kabul)
Week 4: Entrepreneurship (22 – 26 May, New Delhi)
Week 5: Migration and employment (17 – 21 June, Kabul)
Week 6: Skills and employability (21 – 25 August, New Delhi)
Week 7: Gender and labour towards empowering women in fragile states (18 – 22 August, New Delhi)
Week 8: From design to implementation: Institutions for employment policies (dates and venue TBC)