Events and meetings

November 2021

  1. Employment policies for a job-rich recovery and a better future of work

    15 - 16 November 2021

    This year’s symposium will focus on the follow-up to the Global Call to Action for a human-centred recovery from the COVID-19 crisis that is inclusive, sustainable and resilient. Towards this aim, it will review the available evidence and discuss policy approaches to assist ILO constituents in their efforts to promote labour market recovery and structural transformation processes that will shift economies to a new and better normal.

  2. Financial education programme design and implementation: a course for policy-makers and practitioners

    15 - 26 November 2021

    This course focuses on designing and implementing a financial education strategy at the national, institutional or local level. Participants will discuss experiences, lessons learned and international practical knowledge gained in this field. The course will provide participants with relevant tools, frameworks and instruments, and will share the best practices applied by various institutions and actors globally.

  3. Fostering Green Business Growth

    15 - 26 November 2021

    This course provides both a conceptual and practical overview of the policies and instruments countries have at their disposition to support SMEs going green, boosting innovation and ensuring that their SME stays ahead of competition.

October 2021

  1. International labour standards and corporate social responsibility: the labour dimension of human rights due diligence

    18 October - 12 November 2021

    Online course aims to strengthen the capacity of participants to understand the principles of international labour standards as they relate to company operations (including due diligence related to labour rights) and how those principles can be most effectively implemented in company operations.

  2. Webinar with SPTF: "Developing Employee Capacity to Achieve Your Social Mission"

    13 October 2021

    The "Social Performance Management (SPM) Essentials" is a webinar series that highlights practical strategies for today’s management challenges.

September 2021

  1. Training Equitably: Gender-Sensitive Approaches to Supporting Women in Business

    24 September 2021

  2. Webinar with SPTF: "Listening to Employees as a Business Strategy"

    21 September 2021

    The "Social Performance Management (SPM) Essentials" is a webinar series that highlights practical strategies for today’s management challenges.

  3. Massive Online Open Course - Business and Decent Work: How enterprises contribute to achieve decent work for all (SDG 8)

    6 September - 15 October 2021

July 2021

  1. Workshop: Agricultural and climate risk insurance in Uganda

    27 July 2021

    On 27 July, Social Finance facilitated a workshop on agricultural and climate risk insurance in Uganda, organized as part of our partnership with IFAD's Insurance for Rural Resilience and Economic Development Programme (INSURED) and in collaboration with the Agro Consortium (AIC). The workshop shared lessons learned on the demand and supply side, success factors and opportunities for improvement for climate and agricultural risk management in the country. The discussions focused on awareness raising, education, delivery modalities and the role of technology in creating value for smallholder farmers, and the financial and non-financial institutions working with them.

June 2021

  1. Are we there yet? Digitalization and small businesses

    28 June 2021

    Dialogue with representatives from ILO, IOE, KAS, HIIG | Digital Platforms & Entrepreneurship, UNCTAD, Federation of Egyptian Industries (FEI), Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Catholic University of Uruguay

  2. Financing Decent Work

    28 June - 23 July 2021

    Join Social Finance and the ITCILO in June and July for the second edition of the “Financing Decent Work” online course. During the training, you will be equipped with the knowledge and skills required to engage in national consultations on SDG finance. You will also become an advocate for the inclusion of Decent Work considerations in national financing strategies and their successful implementation.

  3. UN Global Compact Leaders’ Summit

    15 - 16 June 2021

    Business leaders, government officials, civil society leaders, academia and more gather from around the world for a 26-hour virtual summit.

  4. Investment facilitation, sustainable development and building back better

    7 June - 2 July 2021

    This four-weeks course provides practical guidance to investment promotion agencies and other institutions with a mandate in investment promotion and facilitation to enhance the development impacts of FDI flowing into their countries, particularly as regards the creation of more and better jobs and to address the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The course is run jointly by World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA), United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the International Labour Organization (ILO).

May 2021

  1. E-learning Course on Skills for a Greener Future

    31 May - 9 July 2021

    This course strengthens the capacity of participants to understand the role of skills development policies in advancing the sustainable transition to a greener future and formulate and implement strategies that contribute to improving the employability of women and men in emerging green industries.

  2. What works for sustainability in entrepreneurship training delivery?

    26 May 2021

  3. South-South Knowledge Sharing Forum on "What works in e-formalization for Asia and the Pacific"

    18 - 20 May 2021

    The Knowledge Sharing Forum provides a platform for tripartite constituents in selected countries in Asia and the Pacific to engage in guided discussions on the potential of digital technologies to contribute to a transition to formality. The Forum will be guided by the principles of South-South and triangular cooperation, and favour peer learning and cross-country exchanges. It will serve as a kick-off to a longer-term research and knowledge-sharing programme.

  4. Global Academy on the Green Economy

    10 - 21 May 2021

    New 4th edition of the virtual Global Academy on the Green Economy “Towards a green, fair and sustainable recovery from COVID-19” was successfully conducted by the ILO and ITC-ILO under the PAGE from 10-21 May 2021.

April 2021

  1. Green jobs for sustainable development: Concepts and practices - Opportunities for decent work in a low-carbon economy

    19 April - 21 May 2021

    This course provides an interactive e-learning platform to explore green jobs concepts and analyse best practices. Through a review of tools, selected literature and country experiences, participants are introduced to the labour-market implications of the transition to greener and more sustainable economies. The action-oriented curriculum is structured towards the design and implementation of green jobs policies, programmes and projects.

  2. Rural Development Academy 2021

    12 - 23 April 2021

    Decent and sustainable work in the rural economy is essential to achieve the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda and its overarching objective of leaving no one behind. Rural areas provide livelihoods and employment for millions of women and men in Africa, in agriculture as well as in rural non-farm activities. Work in rural areas, however, is often characterized by decent work deficits, including governance gaps, informality, underdeveloped production systems and limited access to services, infrastructure and social protection. Some of these deficits have further been exacerbated by the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic. The 2021 edition of the Rural Development Academy will focus on the African region, and will be held virtually using the online learning methods on both self-learning as well as more interactive and participatory methods. This allows for a more in-depth and focussed approach to the topics, as well as wider participation of constituents and stakeholders from the region, as well as those interested in promoting decent work in the rural economy in the African region.

March 2021

  1. Launch of the Global Employment Policy Review: Employment Policies for Inclusive Structural Transformation

    31 March 2021

    The webinar will take place on Wednesday, 31 March 2021 from 15:00 - 16:30 CET.