News from the PROSPECTS project

  1. News

    Training programme that “Empowers, Skills, Employs”

    01 April 2021

    Having gained a more detailed understanding of the challenges, ILO PROSPECTS Kenya partnered with Turkana and Garissa county governments, the East Africa Institute of Welding (EAIW) and the Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) to deliver a dual-learning welding skills programme accessible to refugee and host communities.

  2. News

    Overcoming barriers and stereotypes: Social inclusion in Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET)

    01 April 2021

    In partnership with the East African Institute of Welding (EAIW) and the Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM), a dual learning industrial welding training programme with low barriers to entry and deliberately targeting female youth and persons with disabilities has been developed and is currently being implemented in Turkana and Garissa Counties, Kenya.

  3. News

    ILO and the Central Bank of Iraq launch new financial initiative supporting youth and small and medium enterprises from host communities and displaced populations in Iraq

    31 March 2021

    With support from the Government of the Netherlands, the initiative will provide young women and men and small businesses with access to much-needed financial services that will help them start and develop their own businesses, while addressing barriers to decent self-employment.

  4. Press release

    Success stories shed light on how decent employment improves the lives of refugees and their hosts

    31 March 2021

    The ILO, Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, the Netherlands' Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and UNICEF held a side event at the fifth Brussels Conference on “Supporting the future of Syria and the region,” hosted by the European Union.

  5. News

    A knowledge exchange with ILO Ankara: Learning from each other and sharing experiences to support the creation of decent work opportunities for refugees and host communities

    30 March 2021

    The ILO Office in Turkey and the PROSPECTS programme jointly organized a webinar to exchange knowledge and experiences on how to foster an enabling environment for the socio-economic inclusion of refugees and vulnerable host community members.

  6. News

    Assisting refugees and host communities in Egypt to turn their skills into careers

    25 March 2021

    ILO PROSPECTS Egypt in collaboration with Skilllab, a social start-up based in the Netherlands, and the Association of Businessmen in Alexandria (ABA), is piloting a skills-profiling application allowing refugees and host communities to assess and communicate their skills to potential employers.

  7. News

    Job Search Clubs in Egypt boosted by training facilitators

    25 March 2021

    Two Training of facilitators rolled-out by ILO PROSPECTS Egypt as part of its efforts to strengthen Job Search Clubs in three targeted governorates.

  8. Vocational education and training

    New academy builds capacity for effective and efficient skills development in Lebanon

    04 March 2021

    The ILO has launched the Skills Academy Lebanon to build the capacity of partners in the technical and vocational education and training (TVET) sector, through a customised, online training programme and coaching services.

  9. Entrepreneurship

    From skills and learning to decent jobs: ILO holds its first face-to-face SIYB training of trainers in Iraq

    03 March 2021

    The two-week training brought together trainers from a wide spectrum of financial institutions and NGOs supporting vulnerable youth, potential entrepreneurs, start-ups and existing businesses.

  10. News

    Improved irrigation for farmers and decent work for vulnerable workers in the Kurdish Region of Iraq

    19 February 2021

    Newly launched employment-intensive interventions will ensure workers, a large percentage of whom are women, are employed under decent working conditions, while improving water irrigation channels for local farms.