The Asia-Pacific Community of Practice on Green Jobs: Challenges and Opportunities for Knowledge Networking

The Community of Practice on Green Jobs is aimed to form the foundation for the creation of a Community of Practice on Green Jobs with an Asia-Pacific focus, and create a better understanding of what constituents and other partners need to facilitate knowledge sharing, networking, cooperation and experience sharing via a web-based, interactive platform.

Background

The Green Jobs Initiative has been implemented in the region over the course of the last two years. In this time, a great deal of interest, enthusiasm and support for work on this theme has emerged. Through a number of pilot projects and other TC funded activities that have commenced or already commenced, demand for a knowledge sharing platform and avenue for experience sharing has emerged. Selection of participants of the meeting should thus be based on those who have or will be actively contributing to the development of an interactive, web-based Community Practice on Green Jobs.

Purpose of meeting


Building off expressions of interest and a preliminary survey to identify needs and demands for a Community of Practice, this meeting aims to:

  • form the foundation for the creation of a Community of Practice on Green Jobs with an Asia-Pacific focus;
  • create a better understanding of what constituents and other partners need to facilitate knowledge sharing, networking, cooperation and experience sharing via a web-based, interactive platform;

Specifically, the meeting should result in:

  • Creation of a shared understanding of the nature and concept of Communities of Practice.
  • Identification of the purpose and focus of the Community of Practice on Green Jobs.
  • Specification of the tools and mechanisms necessary for optimal sharing and communication.
  • Development of a roadmap of actions with identified tasks, roles and responsibilities.

Participants


Ministries of Labour responsible for activities relating to green jobs and sustainable development from participating countries as well as representatives of employers’ and workers organizations from eight countries: Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Philippines, Sri Lanka and Thailand.