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.


Upcoming Courses
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. Read More

Code: A909121

When: 19 Jan 2016 - 21 Jan 2016

Venue Turin Centre

Language: English


Turismo sustentável e desenvolvimento local nas áreas rural (NOVO) (COMBINADO)
O curso está estruturado em redor do conceito de turismo como motor para a criação de actividades económicas e de emprego decente nas áreas rurais. Durante as fases a distância e presencial serão examinados em detalhe as determinantes necessárias para que o turismo possa ser uma alternativa socioeconômica sustentável e quais são os elementos a considerar no desenho de uma estratégia de desenvolvimento rural baseada no turismo. Read More

Code: A908082

When: 22 Feb 2016 - 26 Feb 2016

Venue Turin Centre

Language: Portuguese - Spanish


Encurtar as cadeias de abastecimento rurais: Tendências mundiais e inovações locais
Esta atividade irá reunir gestores profissionais de todo o mundo na análise e debate sobre a tendência mundial das cadeias de abastecimento curtas nas economias rurais. O curso irá combinar atividades realizadas a sala de aula com varias visitas de estudo para conhecer experiências práticas inovadoras de cadeias de abastecimento curtas, em estreita colaboração com Slow Food y RIMISP. Read More

Code: A909071

When: 29 Feb 2016 - 04 Mar 2016

Venue Turin Centre

Language: Portuguese - English - Spanish



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.

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10127 Turin - Italy

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