Events and meetings

November 2021

  1. Leveraging the financial sector to achieve Decent Work for all

    30 November 2021

    The ILO’s Social Finance Programme organized a session during the 2021 Building Bridges week, focussing on the role of the financial sector in achieving Decent Work for all.

  2. Workshop: Agricultural and climate risk insurance in Indonesia

    24 November 2021

    On 24 November, Social Finance facilitated a workshop on agricultural and climate risk insurance in Indonesia, organized as part of our partnership with IFAD's Insurance for Rural Resilience and Economic Development Programme (INSURED) and in collaboration with the Indonesian Ministry of National Development and Planning (Bappenas). The workshop shared lessons learned on both the demand and supply side, success factors and opportunities for improvement for climate and agricultural risk management in the country. It included insights from the Ministry of Agriculture and Bappenas and key findings and recommendations from the INSURED activities.

  3. 'Going digital with women entrepreneurs in South-East Asia' with the ILO, ITCILO and Google Primer

    17 November 2021

    The ILO Rebuilding Better Project is hosting a combined launch event and workshop for women entrepreneurs in Malaysia, Philippines and Thailand. The event will equip women business owners who are looking to optimize their online presence with new skills, while officially launching three new ITCILO – Google Primer digital training programmes.

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

    15 - 16 November 2021

    This year’s symposium focused 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 reviewed the available evidence and discussed 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. Webinar with SPTF: "Help Your Employees Adapt to Digital Transformation"

    10 November 2021

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

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. 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.

  3. 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.