Impact and people
Financial education supports migrants and entrepreneurs in Nigeria
26 April 2023
With close to 20 years of coaching entrepreneurs under her belt Omokorede Fasoro is a shining light in Nigeria’s efforts to support migrants and returnees by helping them to improve their money management skills, build sustainable businesses and improve employment prospects through financial education. She is an ILO financial education trainer who is very passionate about the topic. In this article, we share her innovative outreach strategies using digital technology to promote financial literacy.
Promoting financial education in Zimbabwe: the experience from an ILO certified trainer
25 April 2023
Shalom Govero is an ILO certified financial education trainer based in Harare, Zimbabwe. Since 2016 she has been delivering financial education primarily through radio, with over 200 radio programs broadcasted with two privately owned stations and one state broadcaster. In this article, she shares her experiences using various platforms to disseminate financial messages to Zimbabweans.
After Rana Plaza, I help prevent other tragedies from happening
24 April 2023
Ten years ago, Mohamed Abdur Rob was part of a team of firefighters who rescued garment workers trapped in the rubble of Rana Plaza after the building collapsed. Over 1100 people died. His experience motivated him to become a fire safety officer in a garment factory.
ILO data highlights need for disability disaggregated labour force surveys and investment in data systems
21 April 2023
Data on labour market disparities between persons with and without disabilities are essential to inform transformative policymaking and programming. Yet, analysis of ILOSTAT datasets reveal that many countries do not collect population-level data on disability status, hampering efforts to disaggregate labour market indicators.
Mobile phones, digital training and financial education to address child labour in rural West Africa
17 April 2023
The power of technology is being harnessed in Mali to deliver free audio messages on child labour, including new content specifically relating to financial education, to address one of the major root causes of child labour: poverty. The financial education component aims to improve farmers’ knowledge of and increase their access to financial services.
Skillful and successful through apprenticeship
12 April 2023
This is the successful journey of four former apprentices who have become skilled and competent workers with good careers and better lives.
ILO in Action: Supporting green economic development in Thailand
11 April 2023
Wasana Sittirin, ILO consultant for the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) in Thailand, explains how the project is providing support to the country in their shift towards a greener economy.
“Having my own business makes me feel like a queen”
05 April 2023
Training on entrepreneurship and access to seed funding has helped Al Batool, a Sudanese refugee in Egypt, to start her own business and gain some financial independence.
Indigenous people in cities have rights too
05 April 2023
Olinda Silvano is an artist and leader in a Shipibo-Konibo indigenous community in Peru’s capital city, Lima. She is determined to overcome the challenges she and her people face, including discrimination, lack of social protection and housing.
Capacity & connection: The power of women-centred networking
03 April 2023
Through the ILO’s Rebuilding Better project, Malaysian entrepreneur Sofea has gained new skills, broadened her business perspectives, and found a community of support from like-minded women.