What's new

February 2024

  1. Article

    Tackling water woes: ILO’s vocational training success in Kenya

    21 February 2024

    With support from the Government and partners, ILO PROSPECTS introduced a skill development programme supporting maintenance of water sources and supply systems in a drought prone community of Garissa, Kenya. The first batch of trained Water System Operators graduated this week.

January 2024

  1. The SKILLS Bridge Masterclass

    Innovations and Strategies for Recognition of Prior Learning in Africa

    In view of the challenges faced by African countries in implementing RPL, this episode of the “SKILLS Bridge” Masterclass series is titled "Innovations and Strategies for RPL in Africa" and is co-organised with our partners, the Sub–Saharan African Skills & Apprenticeship Stakeholders Network (SASASNET) and the African Development Bank (AfDB).

December 2023

  1. Press release

    ILO strengthens capacities of Sub-Saharan African Skills and Apprenticeship Stakeholders Network (SASASNET)

    18 December 2023

    The workshop was attended by 91 SASASNET members drawn from some English speaking Sub-Saharan African countries including Ghana, Nigeria, Liberia, Sierra Leone, The Gambia, Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Mauritius, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, Eswatini, Lesotho and South Africa

  2. Skill development

    Lifelong learning vital for workers and businesses to navigate Asia's skills landscape evolution

    18 December 2023

    Skills experts from across Asia make case for continuous learning in order to keep ahead of momentous changes taking place in workplaces.

  3. GRF Education Forum event

    Boosting Refugee Self Reliance through Technical and Vocational Education and Training - Lessons we need to learn

  4. COP28

    ILO/Islamic Development Bank awards three winners for green skilling solutions in post-crisis scenarios

    08 December 2023

    The second iteration of the Green Skills Accelerator Challenge Call has awarded prizes to three NGOs during a ceremony at COP28 in Dubai. This year’s challenge theme was "From Crises to Resilience: Empowering Youth for a Greener Future.”

  5. Inter-agency career guidance event

    The quest for quality in career guidance – A conversation with Sareena Hopkins

    This is the second in a series of informal talks between members of the inter-agency career guidance working group and international career guidance experts. The conversation will focus on quality assurance in career guidance and how to leverage it.

November 2023

  1. Announcement of Challenge call champions

    IsDB-ILO Youth Green Skills Accelerator Challenge Call – From crises to resilience: Empowering Youth for a Greener Future

    In recognition of the need to empower young people to advocate for green economies and societies, even in the context of disasters, and to transform their activism, dedication, and creativity into tangible actions, IsDB and ILO are organizing the second edition of the "IsDB-ILO Youth Green Skills Accelerator Challenge Call 2023: From Crises to Resilience: Empowering Youth for a Greener Future." The main goal of this call is to foster youth engagement and equip them with essential skills for green jobs, helping communities recover and thrive in the face of crises.

  2. Event

    Empowering the Green Workforce: Education and Skills for a Just Transition

    The Greening Education Partnership (GEP) is a global initiative launched at the UN Transforming Education Summit in 2022 to equip every learner with the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes to address climate change and promote sustainable development. An impressive number of over 700 partner organisations pledged their commitments to GEP. The panel session will discuss how skills development, education, training and lifelong learning can contribute to the green transition, and how to align the GEP efforts with the guiding principles of a just transition. This session will bring together UNESCO as GEP coordinator and selected active partner agencies of the GEP, including the ILO, IRENA and UNICEF to exchange insights and explore ways to work together through the partnership on greening education and skills development

  3. Event

    Innovation in skills financing for a just transition

    A panel of experts will discuss how investment in skills development can drive sustainable growth and resilience, contributing to a just transition. It will share insights on innovative financing practices and examples that can foster skills development and how these can be effectively implemented and scaled up. The session aims to inspire dialogue and collaboration among stakeholders, encouraging them to invest in skills development and lifelog learning, and innovate funding modalities as a key strategy for a just and green transformation.

  4. Video

    ILO PROSPECTS Employment Intensive Investment Programme (EIIP) in Kenya

    15 November 2023

    In collaboration with the Turakana County Government in Kenya, ILO PROSPECTS supported paving of the Lodwar Fresh Produce Market using cobblestone technology generating jobs and providing apprenticeships to locals and refugees.

  5. Skill development

    3rd ILO-Korea TVET Forum: Skills Development for an Inclusive Future for Asia and the Pacific Region

    The 3rd ILO-Korea TVET Forum, co-hosted by the ILO, the Ministry of Employment and Labour of the Republic of Korea and KOREATECH, provides a platform in the continuation of support towards the region’s efforts in achieving inclusive future through enhanced skills and lifelong learning.

October 2023

  1. The SKILLS Bridge Masterclass

    Masterclass Series “The SKILLS Bridge” - Episode 5: Small Steps, Big Gains: Micro-credentials for Lifelong Learning

    In the framework of the “SKILLS Bridge” Masterclass series, a joint initiative by the ILO, World Bank and UNESCO, this episode discussed the topic “Small Steps, Big Gains: Micro-credentials for Lifelong Learning.”

  2. Webinar series on core skills

    ILO soft skills modules - The InBusiness training programme experience in South-East Asia

    This is the first episode in a series to share knowledge from numerous organisations and initiatives on why core skills are essential, how they can be delivered, and what impact they can have. This episode will focus on the soft skills modules developed under the ILO Women in STEM Programme.

  3. Inter-agency career guidance event

    Digital Technologies in Career Guidance – A conversation with Jaana Kettunen

    This is the first in a series of informal talks between members of the inter-agency career guidance working group and international career guidance experts. The conversation will focus on the impact of artificial intelligence and digital technologies on career guidance.

  4. News

    ILO promotes investment in skills development for Responsible Business Conduct in Indonesia

    16 October 2023

    The ILO has established a three-year project initiative to support a human-centred recovery from recent disruptions in the global supply chains. The project is funded by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) of Japan.

  5. News

    Equipping youth in tourism and hospitality sector with entrepreneurship skills in Timor-Leste

    11 October 2023

    ILO project equips youth in the TVET schools with entrepreneurship and work readiness skills in the tourism and hospitality sector through pilot session using ILO’s Activity-Based Learning tools.

  6. News

    Polibatam exhibits good practices in creating a safe, inclusive and fair campus environment

    07 October 2023

    The commitment of the Batam State Polytechnic (Polibatam), with support from the ILO, to establish a safe, inclusive and fair campus environment has been recognized by the Indonesian government. Polibatam has been invited to demonstrate its good practices in a three-day event.

  7. Skills development

    Skills for Prosperity Programme in Malaysia: Making skills and TVET systems more relevant and inclusive

    05 October 2023

    Over 12,000 Malaysians, including women, youth and the bottom 40 per cent of the economy, have benefited from the Skills for Prosperity Programme in Malaysia, delivered by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and funded by the United Kingdom government.

September 2023

  1. Event

    Global Refugee Forum: 15by30 Refugee Higher Education and Self-Reliance Pledge Webinar on Technical and Vocational Education and Training