Eight out of ten of the world’s working poor live in rural areas where the lack of decent work opportunities is pervasive.
Common constraints to unleashing the potential of rural economies include: a lack of decent jobs and reliable incomes; low productivity; informality; weak enforcement of the rule of law; ineffective organization and participation of rural people in decision-making; under-investment in agriculture, non-farm employment and infrastructure in rural areas; and limited or non-existent access to social protection and services. The Centre’s training activities aim to better equip ILO constituents and other ILO stakeholders to promote decent work in order to support sustainable rural livelihoods, with a focus on protecting and empowering vulnerable people. A particular emphasis is placed on the promotion of local development approaches that connect public and private stakeholders and their resources in the search for better employment and a higher quality of life for both men and women.
Workshop on sustainable investments in agriculture (NEW)
The workshop, organized in collaboration with UNCTAD and other UN agencies, will shed light on the conditions under which foreign investments in the agricultural sector can boost production, generate employment, increase income and more generally promote economic development, while at the same time avoiding negative social and environmental impacts. In the process, experts will introduce and explain principles guiding responsible investment, as well as ancillary approaches such as making context-specific (and knowledge-based) contracts, essential to ensuring sustainable agriculture and development.
19 Jan 2016 - 21 Jan 2016
Turismo sostenible y desarrollo local en áreas rurales (NUEVO) (COMBINADO)
El curso está basado en el concepto del turismo como motor para la creación de actividades económicas y de empleo decente en las áreas rurales. Durante las fases a distancia y presencial se examinarán en detalle las claves necesarias para que el turismo pueda ser una alternativa socioeconómica sostenible, y cuáles son los elementos a tener en cuenta para diseñar una estrategia de desarrollo rural basada en el turismo.
22 Feb 2016 - 26 Feb 2016
Unchaining rural supply chains: global trends and local innovations
This activity will be a conference-style event with international policy-makers and practitioners elaborating on the global trend of short supply chains in rural economies. The course will combine in-class activities and several study visits to analyse hands-on innovative experiences of short supply chains with the close collaboration of Slow Food and RIMISP.
Enterprise, Microfinance and Local Development
The Enterprise, Microfinance and Local Development Programme uses the knowledge base of the ILO globally to design academies, courses and training packages. Training courses and academies focus on disseminating good practices and sound methodologies. Training draws on the expertise of the global team of ILO enterprise development and social finance specialists.