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  1. Green jobs in Indonesia

    Creating sustainable livelihoods while saving a precious eco-system

    29 May 2013

    The ILO is working with local communities on the Indonesian island of Borneo on a green jobs programme that is helping to rehabilitate a partly-destroyed peat swamp forest.

  2. News

    New water and energy-efficient, quality and affordable housing on the cards for Zambians

    20 May 2013

    The Zambia Green Jobs Programme announced the winners of two creative design competitions aiming at delivering functional, affordable and new energy-efficient housing.

  3. News

    Green Jobs at the heart of the international workshop on modeling inclusive green economies, Bergen, Norway, 7-8 May 2013

    17 May 2013

    More than 50 participants attended this two-day workshop in Bergen, including policy makers from 30 countries, modelers from different institutions, such as the Millennium Institute (MI), the System Dynamics department of the University of Bergen and international agencies.

  4. News

    Namibia’s national workshop aims at strengthening the link between the green economy and job creation

    29 April 2013

  5. News

    Green Business Plan Competitions held in Uganda

    25 April 2013

    The Green Business Plan competitions annually held in Uganda provide opportunities for young entrepreneurs to develop sustainable, environmentally friendly business ideas and compete for prizes. The ILO, through YEF, contracted Enterprise Uganda to prepare and conduct a Green Business Plan Training Workshop in September 2012. Following a call for proposal, 66 candidates were selected to attend the business plan training workshop. Out of these, 28 candidates with the most successful business plans developed during the training in September, received further support such as business skills training and mentorship to finalize the initiated business plans and enter the annual competition.

  6. News

    Green entrepreneurship on the rise in Kenya

    19 March 2013

    Launched in November 2012 through the ILO-YEF partnership, this annual Business Plan Competition in Kenya attracted 183 entries spread across 4 categories. The overall winner, Michael Odhiambo, came from the green and ecological category. Michael is the head of Takawiri, a community-based organization in Kisumu with 24 members. The company produces paper-based products like envelopes and gift bags from hyacinth; a weed harvested manually from the Lake Victoria.

  7. News

    How to scale-up employment creation and social inclusion in a green economy?

    12 March 2013

    This was the central question of the Inter-Agency Workshop on Employment and Social Inclusion in a Green Economy held on 4 and 5 March in Turin, Italy.

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    Green Jobs

    Environmental sustainability is not a job killer

    27 February 2013

    ILO Green Jobs Programme coordinator, Peter Poschen, outlines the business and job opportunities that could emerge from a shift to a greener economy.

  9. Youth entrepreneurship

    From slum living to company director

    25 February 2013

    One woman’s success story shows how green entrepreneurship could be an answer to both youth unemployment and environmental degradation in Africa.

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    Press release

    Hollywood puts ILO green programme in the frame

    22 February 2013

    Oscar-winning composer Hans Zimmer and director Ron Howard lend a hand to the ILO’s Green Jobs Programme.