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11 June 2018 - 15 June 2018

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

11 June 2018 - 15 June 2018

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

11 June 2018 - 15 June 2018

English

Turin Centre

Code: A9011209

Deadline: 04 May 2018

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Faced with the 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 a 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 experiences and case studies, this course will contribute to a better understanding of the conditions required for developing green building and construction at country level. Some training sessions will be shared with the course "Energy transition: Perspectives and opportunities for the world of work" scheduled for the same week.

Description

Description

Faced with the 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 a 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 experiences and case studies, this course will contribute to a better understanding of the conditions required for developing green building and construction at country level. Some training sessions will be shared with the course "Energy transition: Perspectives and opportunities for the world of work" scheduled for the same week.

Target audience

Target audience

Government representatives in the field 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:

  1. 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;
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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 4 May 2018.

Candidates must submit through the website the following documents:

  • on-line application form duly filled in, available at: http://intranetp.itcilo.org/STF/A9011209/en 
  • 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.

Information and Costs

Information and Costs

The total cost of participation is 2215 Euro.

This includes tuition fees (1600 Euro) and subsistence costs (615 Euro).

  • The tuition fees cover: course preparation, implementation and evaluation; training materials; the use of training facilities and support services.
  • Subsistence costs cover: full board and lodging on the Centre’s Campus, emergency medical insurance and some recreational activities in Turin. The figures quoted do not include the cost of travel between the participant’s home country and the course venue.

Participants must ensure that they have a valid passport and appropriate visa for Italy, and for any country in
which a transit or stopover to or from the course venue is required.
The cost of the visa, airport taxes, internal travel in the participant’s home country and unauthorized stopovers is not covered.

 

About the 2017 Edition

About the 2017 Edition

Tuition cost: 1600

Subsistence cost: 615

Total cost: 2215

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