Scholarships available for stakeholders engaged in enterprise development and business linkagesThe global pandemic has had a disruptive impact on employment and economic activity at sectoral level (e.g. manufacturing), and on vulnerable groups such as informal workers, women and youth whose livelihoods depended on these sectors.
Studies carried out by the UN Philippines and ILO in Cambodia highlighted how local economies can become more resilient to external shocks. Critical in this regard is the development of policies and strategies that build local supplier capacities and local content in supply chains, with a view to creating productive employment opportunities. The studies developed a typology of policies that enabled or incentivized FDI local sourcing and industrial linkages. Country examples illustrated the role of government, private sector and public-partnerships.
With foreign direct investments and global value chains (GVCs), offshoring and nearshoring in the aftermath of the pandemic, it has become critical to attract investments with supplier capacities and to leverage any remaining direct investments to optimize their potential for job creation and inter-firm linkages. Measures to attract investments are better guided, furthermore, by building knowledge of value chains, sectors and investors that have a greater propensity to source locally.
In this regard, governments and social partners have a role in advocating for and designing economic diversification and industrial linkage strategies that are conducive to productive employment. The interlinked role of various ministries is relevant, including those dealing with investment, employment and business promotion.
The course is designed for representatives from Government, with a mandate concerning trade, investment and decent work, employers' and workers' representatives.
Please note that the following requirements are essential to participate in the program:
- Commitment to attend the programme
- The ability to use and access a computer with internet
- Working knowledge of written/spoken English
The overall objective of the course is to build capacity, increase knowledge and improve dialogue between the participants concerning economic diversification, industrial linkages and FDI local sourcing towards decent work and a human-centred employment recovery.
At the end of the course, participants will be able to advocate for evidence-based policies, develop consensus and advice their institutions on policies and strategies that enable industrial linkages and leverage direct investments for creation of productive employment and local industry development.
How can I participate
Cost participation to attend the training course is covered through scholarships provided by the International Labour Organization
Please submit your application by 11 November 2022 via the following link: https://oarf2.itcilo.org/DSB/A3715651/en For more information, kindly contact: firstname.lastname@example.org