Promotion of youth employment in fragile settings

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The training provides participants with a range of integrated approaches, tools and methodologies used in real-life cases to promote employment and decent work for youth in situations of conflict and disaster. The new ILO standard on “Employment and decent work for peace and resilience” and the ILO’s Flagship programme on “Jobs for peace and resilience” will be at the core of the course.

Target Audience

The course is designed for policy makers and development practitioners working in contexts affected by fragility, conflict or disaster, with an interest in policies and strategies to promote youth employment and the creation of decent jobs for youth.

Objectives

This training provides participants with a range of notions, methods and tools to promote youth employment in situations of conflict and disaster. By attending the course, participants will:

  • Have a better understanding of labour market challenges in countries affected by conflicts and disasters
  • Learn about the ILO’s response including the recently endorsed Recommendation No. 205 on “Employment and decent work for peace and resilience” and the Flagship Programme on “Jobs for peace and resilience”
  • Enhance their capacity to design, implement and evaluate effective strategies and programmes to promote employment and decent work for youth in fragile and disaster situations, by being exposed to concrete field experiences and real life examples
  • Have access to proven tools and methodologies to promote employment and decent work for youth in fragile and disaster situations

Learning Process

The training builds on ILO’s experience in the promotion and implementation of youth employment strategies and programmes in disaster and conflict affected situations. The course is structured in three parts. Initially, participants review the ILO’s framework to promote employment and decent work for peace and resilience. The second part focuses on practical experiences for the promotion of youth employment in situations of disaster and conflict. Finally, participants envision how to apply what learnt in their specific contexts.

To apply please click on the link in the side column or write to fragilestates@itcilo.org

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