News and events from the PROSPECTS project

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. News

    The ILO launches recovery grants for refugee and host community-owned businesses

    21 July 2021

    To contribute to the recovery of COVID-affected businesses, the ILO has launched a small business grant scheme, targeting 200 enterprises owned by refugees and host community members in Rhino Camp, West Nile, and Nakivale in Isingiro District in Western Uganda. 

  8. Our impact, their voices

    Mobile station brings training closer to farm workers in Jordan

    15 July 2021

    An ILO-supported mobile station is bringing training sessions to farm workers at their place of work and helping them apply their taught skills on the job, in various occupations, such as grafting and pruning.

  9. Our impact, their voices

    Cooperatives promote decent work in Jordan

    15 July 2021

    A new initiative by the ILO is supporting cooperatives to expand their role and provide career guidance and job placement services to workers in Jordan's agricultural sector.

  10. News

    Jordan launches national strategy for the cooperative movement, with ILO support

    03 July 2021

    The strategy, launched under the patronage of the Prime Minister, aims to build a prosperous, autonomous, inclusive and self-reliant cooperative movement in Jordan.