News from the PROSPECTS project

  1. News

    Training by ILO, ACTED to promote social solidarity through joint income-generating activities in Lebanon’s agriculture sector

    13 October 2021

    An initiative aimed at fostering social solidarity and promoting decent work through the development of joint income-generating initiatives launched its first training for vulnerable communities in Lebanon.


  2. Press release

    Changes in Jordan’s work permit regulations for Syrian refugees contribute to decent work – ILO, FAFO report

    26 September 2021

    Findings of a new report which analyses changes in work permit regulations in Jordan since 2016 show a clear positive impact with respect to improving decent working conditions for Syrian workers in the country.

  3. Article

    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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    News

    PROSPECTS Uganda: Dutch envoy inspired by refugees in Nakivale Settlement

    06 September 2021

    Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Uganda met with young refugees at the country’s oldest refugee settlement, and examined impact of ILO's entrepreneurship training programme, implemented with the support of PROSPECTS.

  5. News

    ILO and FAO in Lebanon, in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture, join forces to support vulnerable farmers through agricultural inputs voucher scheme

    01 September 2021

    The collaboration will support small-scale famers to meet their basic agricultural needs, contributing to safeguarding jobs and promoting decent employment for Lebanese host community members and Syrian refugees employed in the agricultural sector.

  6. Social dialogue and decent work in agriculture

    ILO and tripartite partners discuss measures to advance decent work in Jordan’s agricultural sector

    13 August 2021

    A two-day technical meeting between the ILO and partners focused on a newly adopted bylaw that clarifies the labour rights and entitlements of agriculture workers in Jordan, in efforts to provide guidance on its practical implementation and enforcement.

  7. Our impact, their voices

    Young female entrepreneur strives to transform the medical sector in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq

    12 August 2021

    Nasreen Hassan, who recently took part in ILO’s Start Your Business (SYB) training programme, explains how her business idea to advance medical engineering can change lives and create employment in Iraq.

  8. Press release

    Businesses struggle to build back from the Beirut blast

    10 August 2021

    A year on from the blast that devastated large parts of Beirut, the ILO is working to help small businesses across the Lebanese capital affected by the explosion. Many were already struggling to survive due to COVID-19 anti-infection measures and the ongoing economic and political crisis in the country.

  9. Video

    ILO promotes entrepreneurship among Lebanese nationals and Syrian refugees in Lebanon

    03 August 2021

    The ILO has trained over 650 women and men on its My First Business entrepreneurship training programme, aimed at promoting livelihoods and decent job creation in the agriculture and agro-food sectors.

  10. News

    The ILO holds a virtual validation workshop to discuss the report on informality in refugee settlements and host communities in Nakivale and Rhino Camp, Uganda

    26 July 2021

    On 8 July 2021, a draft version of the report “Diagnosis on informality in targeted intervention areas of the PROSPECTS programme in Uganda” was discussed in a multi-stakeholder validation workshop. The report intends to assess drivers of informality in refugee settlements and host communities in Nakivale in the southwestern part of the country and Rhino Camp in West Nile to identify opportunities to improve working conditions and reduce informality among these target groups.