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10 July 2017 - 14 July 2017

Green building and construction: Pathway towards inclusive growth and the creation of decent and green jobs

10 July 2017 - 14 July 2017

Green building and construction: Pathway towards inclusive growth and the creation of decent and green jobs

Green building and construction: Pathway towards inclusive growth and the creation of decent and green jobs

Course Information

10 July 2017 - 14 July 2017

English

Turin Centre

Code: A9010476

English

Deadline: 24 June 2017

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Faced with an increased demand for affordable quality housing, many countries in Africa, Asia and South America have recognized the potential of green building and construction in terms of social, economic and environmental development. Greening the building and construction industry can lead to the creation of significant numbers of green and decent jobs, while contributing to environmental sustainability and improving access to quality housing, especially for lower and middle-income population groups. But how do you start "greening" your building and construction business while remaining competitive and affordable? What "eco-system" is needed to facilitate the transition to a greener built environment? What actors do you involve? What kind of policies need to be developed? What skills set is required? What are the implications for job creation? Drawing on concrete experience and case studies, this course will contribute to a better understanding of the conditions required for incubating green building and construction at country level.

Description

Description

Faced with an increased demand for affordable quality housing, many countries in Africa, Asia and South America have recognized the potential of green building and construction in terms of social, economic and environmental development. Greening the building and construction industry can lead to the creation of significant numbers of green and decent jobs, while contributing to environmental sustainability and improving access to quality housing, especially for lower and middle-income population groups. But how do you start "greening" your building and construction business while remaining competitive and affordable? What "eco-system" is needed to facilitate the transition to a greener built environment? What actors do you involve? What kind of policies need to be developed? What skills set is required? What are the implications for job creation? Drawing on concrete experience and case studies, this course will contribute to a better understanding of the conditions required for incubating green building and construction at country level.

Target audience

Target audience

Government representatives in the area of building and construction (policy development and implementation, finance, TEVETA) and sustainable development (finance, training authorities, housing); Private-sector business and workers' associations at all stages of the building and construction value chain.

Objectives

Objectives

The overall objective of this course is to provide a conceptual framework for the promotion of more and better jobs for inclusive green growth in the building construction sector.
At the end of the course, participants will be able to:
• Understand the basics of green building and construction including design, green building materials and technologies, social, environmental and economic dimensions of green building and construction
• Develop and implement policies and strategies in the area of
– technical and vocational training and green skills
development
– green entrepreneurship and private sector
development along the value chain of green
building and construction
– occupational safety and health in green building
construction
– just transition: moving from conventional building
and construction towards green building and
construction
• Identify key elements in terms of policy and regulatory frameworks such as green building codes, green finance and fiscal measures, certification,… by reviewing existing successful cases in countries at all stages of development
• Identify and distinguish the different roles and responsibilities of government, the private sector, and employers’ and workers’ organizations in working together towards a green building and construction
sector that can become an engine for inclusive jobrich growth…

Content

Content

This inter-regional course will take place at the ILO International Training Centre in Turin, Italy. It will be delivered by experts from the ILO, ITC-ILO and other organisations working closely with the ILO Green Jobs Programme in the area of building and construction:
Course contents are organised according to the following flow:


• Day 1 – Basics of green building and construction: concepts and approaches

• Day 2 – Policy frameworks merging labour, social and environmental dimension of green building and construction (green financing, housing,…)

• Day 3 – Green skills and site guided tour in green certified building

• Day 4 – Private sector development in green building and construction

• Day 5 – Orienting national strategies towards green building and construction

Format and Methodology

Format and Methodology

The course will take a highly participatory approach which requires full involvement by all participants and ensures exchange of information and experiences. Training methods will include: presentations (face-to-face
and/ or by videoconference), group work, plenary discussions, site visits...

Language requirements

Language requirements

The course will be conducted in English. Hence a good knowledge of the working language is required.

How to apply

How to apply

The deadline for submission of candidatures is 9 June 2017.

Candidates must submit through the website the following documents:


• on-line application form duly filled in, available at: http://intranetp.itcilo.org/STF/A9010476/en  ; and
• letter from the sponsor indicating financial support (or letter from the applicant stating that participation cost is covered by himself/herself), to be uploaded when filling in the on-line application Incomplete applications will not be considered. For information regarding payment, cancellation and refunds, please consult: http://www.itcilo.org/en/training-offer/how-to-apply
As an Organization dedicated to promoting social justice and internationally recognized human and labour rights, the ILO is taking a leading role in international efforts to foster gender equality. In line with this ILO focus, women are particularly encouraged to apply to ITCILO courses.

Tuition cost: 1580

Subsistence cost: 600

Total cost: 2180

 

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