Development Cooperation Academy for ILO Staff
The ILO Staff Academy on Development Cooperation starts on campus on Thursday 16 April.
The international context in which development cooperation takes place is changing profoundly. 2015 is a pivotal year with three important international conferences on the agenda: Financing for development (Addis Ababa, July), Sustainable Development Goals (New York, September) and the Climate change conference (Paris, December). In this context the ILO decided to organize this Academy to review development cooperation.
65 ILO staff and over 40 resource persons from all regions will take part in a rich learning programme over the next 7 days.
The Academy will start with a high level forum on ‘Global Trends in Development Cooperation’, facilitated by Andreas Klemmer (ITCILO), with the following contributors:
- Sally Fegan-Wyles, United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR),
- Dorothea Groth, Vice Chair of the DAC, and Germany's Development Counsellor to the OECD,
- H.E. Mr Triyono Wibowo, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary/Permanent Representative of the Republic of Indonesia to the United Nations, WTO and other International Organizations in Geneva,
- Githa Roelans, Head, Multinational Enterprises and Enterprise Engagement Unit/Enterprises Department, International Labour Organization (ILO),
- Jürgen Schwettmann, Director of the Partnerships and Field Support Department (ILO),
- Roberto Suarez-Santos, Deputy Secretary-General, International Organisation of Employers (IOE),
- Raquel González, Director, ITUC Geneva Office
The Academy will include sessions on funding methods and resource mobilization to support development cooperation, new approaches to project cycle management and integrated resources management in scheduling, and will allow ILO staff to exchange experiences with key players in international development cooperation and share knowledge with a large pool of ILO development cooperation practitioners from across the regions and headquarters.