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Impact and people

2021

  1. A young entrepreneur rises above the COVID-19 pandemic

    21 October 2021

    Through the ILO’s enterpreneurship training programmes, a young entrepreneur in South Sulawesi is able to rebuild his business. The programmes are part of the UN joint programme focusing on employment and livelihoods.

  2. Standing her ground

    20 October 2021

    Rural women and girls play a crucial yet often overlooked role in food security, nutrition, rural development, and building climate resilience. Arulrahini began farming four decades ago. From cultivating in the backyard of her home to breaking norms as an independent woman farmer, she shares her journey.

  3. © Ezer Mnasri 2021

    A small dam brings a village back to life

    15 October 2021

    Saida Zouaoui, who lives in Tunisia, has always wanted to carry on her father's legacy, building dams in the Berber tradition. With courage and determination, she convinced the local authorities to support her idea. Today, the municipality of Galâa-Maaden-Forgsan has a dam that benefits both farmers and the local community.

  4. Digital skills provide bright opportunities in COVID-hit Indonesia

    08 October 2021

    ILO-sponsored e-commerce training, offered as part of a UN joint programme, is empowering participants and small business owners to expand their reach and market.

  5. © Thon Mabior Jok 2021

    From refugee to digital worker

    08 October 2021

    For Thon Mabior Jok, a young refugee from Kakuma camp in Kenya, working on a digital platform has meant some extra income but there are many challenges.

  6. © Seyidina Alioune Diallo 2021

    A rap to raise awareness of the dangers of COVID-19

    29 September 2021

    Find out about a music initiative to raise awareness among young Mauritanians and refugees on the dangers of COVID-19 and its impact on the world of work.

  7. A young entrepreneur builds an innovative business from traditional food

    23 September 2021

    As part of the joint UN programme, the ILO provides an entrepreneurship training to help youth and other vulnerable groups to build and improve their businesses in the midst of pandemic.

  8. Jordanian trainer embarks on cooperative management training initiative, supported by the ILO

    21 September 2021

    Jordanian Ahlam Mahadeen took part in ILO’s Trainers of Trainers (ToT) programme on My.Coop and is now training cooperative members on the package, which focuses on the management of agricultural cooperatives.

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    Protect and manage mental health at workplace in time of COVID-19

    15 September 2021

    Work arrangements and conditions have changed considerably due to the COVID-19 pandemic, bringing new psychosocial challenges for the health and well-being of workers. The ILO’s Technical Officer, Grace Monica Halim, shared her insights on actions to address this problem.

  10. Entrepreneurship skills for Venezuelan migrants and refugees

    15 September 2021

    ILO Chief technical advisor, María Olave, explains how the ILO has provided entrepreneurship training to Venezuelan migrants and refugees in Ecuador and Peru during the COVID-19 pandemic. Well over five million Venezuelans have become refugees and migrants in recent years, the majority of whom are living in neighbouring countries in Latin America.