News and events from the PROSPECTS project

  1. PROSPECTS podcast series

    Unlocking digital job PROSPECTS for all

    23 November 2023

  2. Video

    Approach to Inclusive Market Systems (AIMS) improves income of refugees and host communities in Uganda

    21 November 2023

    The ILO under the PROSPECTS initiative launched the Sesame and Cassava Value Chain Development Project in association with a private sector partner Ag-Plutos to stimulate decent work prospects for refugees and host community members.

  3. Video

    Graduation ceremony of ILO PROSPECTS hotel management apprenticeship programme in Uganda

    20 November 2023

    In the first cohort of apprenticeship programme, 116 host and refugee community trainees graduated from the programme.

  4. Press release

    The ILO, the Central Bank of Iraq and partners celebrate success of the financial Inclusion Initiative for MSMEs under the PROSPECTS Programme

    20 November 2023

    Hundreds of loans have been disbursed to aspiring entrepreneurs and existing MSMEs through the project, contributing to the creation and retention of more than 1,200 job opportunities for Iraqi host communities and forcibly displaced people.

  5. Our impact, their voices

    Photo essay: Young persons in Jordan share their Green Job Search Club experience

    16 November 2023

    Four enthusiastic Jordanian and Syrian youths who became part of the Green Job Search Clubs have shared their personal experiences with us. Tune in to the stories of Hadeel, Abdullah, Adham, and Mais, and join us in celebrating their achievements

  6. Video

    ILO PROSPECTS Employment Intensive Investment Programme (EIIP) in Kenya

    15 November 2023

    In collaboration with the Turakana County Government in Kenya, ILO PROSPECTS supported paving of the Lodwar Fresh Produce Market using cobblestone technology generating jobs and providing apprenticeships to locals and refugees.

  7. Article

    ILO explores transformative private sector solutions in forced displacement contexts

    13 November 2023

    Through a three-day knowledge-sharing event bringing together a wide range of partners, the ILO placed the spotlight on the importance of working closely with private sector actors in forced displacement with a collective vision for sustainable and inclusive socio-economic development.

  8. News

    Unlocking the potential of e-commerce and digital financial services in Kenya

    30 October 2023

    Kenya’s e-commerce and digital financial services are increasing in size and scale, but regulatory and infrastructural gaps remain. The Community of Practice on Digital Skills and Jobs gathered to discuss approaches to unlock the potential of e-commerce and make digital financial services available to all.

  9. News

    Improving the PROSPECTS for workers powering AI

    27 October 2023

    The PROSPECTS programme and the International Training Centre of the International Labour Organization jointly hosted the fifth installment of the Learning Lab Series, with a focus on how AI could mitigate or broaden the digital divide and the potential of using AI to promote inclusive and decent work.

  10. Article

    Four hundred women and men from forcibly displaced and host communities in Iraq complete Work-Based Learning programmes

    25 October 2023

    Implemented by ILO under the PROSPECTS Partnership, the programmes covered 18 occupations, involving 60 enterprises and enterprise owners, and an array of government and social partners, who provided youth with the necessary market-relevant skills that support their transition to decent work.