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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Upcoming Courses
Redução do risco de desastres e desenvolvimento local sustentável

O objetivo deste curso é contribuir para reforçar as capacidades dos atores locais na integração da redução do risco de catástrofes nos processos de desenvolvimento local. Propõe a análise de conceitos teóricos e a elaboração de ferramentas práticas em matéria de prevenção, preparativos, reconstrução, mudança climática e planeamento estratégico para o desenvolvimento local. Read More

Code: A977122

When: 05/05/2014 - 31/12/2014

Venue: Distance

Language: Portuguese, Spanish

Making Microfinance Work for Youth: managing product diversification

The course will help participants understand diversification, the opportunities and risks it poses, and how MFIs can prepare themselves to diversify successfully. The course will discuss various types of products that MFIs could introduce to expand their outreach to youth. The main challenges and risks associated with each product type are discussed together with examples of the strategies MFIs have used to manage them. The course focuses on deeper analysis of the youth market segment, defining the target markets, exploration of opportunities and challenges inherent to it, addressing specific risks, selecting and designing a relevant product mix and designing a coherence outreach strategy to efficiently serve young people with microfinance services. Read More

Enrolment deadline: 10/05/2014

Code: A907028

When: 12/05/2014 - 16/05/2014

Venue: Turin Centre

Language: English

Academy on Sustainable Enterprise Development

Offers a broad range of ILO approaches and tools for sustainable enterprise development and job creation. Read More

Enrolment deadline: 15/06/2014

Code: A907029

When: 16/06/2014 - 27/06/2014

Venue: Turin Centre

Language: English, Arabic

Management of Local Development

This distance course aims to boost local stakeholders' capacity to design and implement local development strategies. It deals with key concepts and methodologies to ensure sustainable local development: participation, strategic planning, private-public partnerships, employment creation and sustainability. Read More

Enrolment deadline: 16/06/2014

Code: A977119

When: 30/06/2014 - 27/02/2015

Venue: Distance

Language: Portuguese, Spanish, English

The Boulder microfinance training programme

A community of leaders in microfinance provides an unparalleled learning environment for a three weeks' intensive training in best practice. Read More

Code: A907030

When: 07/07/2014 - 25/07/2014

Venue: Turin Centre

Language: English, French

Academy on Social and Solidarity Economy

Offers a range of approaches to promote social and solidarity economy enterprises and organizations, including cooperatives, mutual benefit societies, associations, and foundations with both economic and social aims. Read More

Enrolment deadline: 25/07/2014

Code: A957031

When: 28/07/2014 - 01/08/2014

Venue: Campinas, Brazil

Language: English, Portuguese, Spanish

PRORURAL - Proyectos para el desarrollo rural: formulación, ejecución, monitoreo y evaluación

El objetivo de los cursos es capacitar a los participantes para diseñar planes estratégicos territoriales y proyectos específicos de desarrollo rural utilizando la metodología del marco lógico y enfatizando en la importancia de implicar a los actores locales en todas las fases del proceso. Read More

Enrolment deadline: 12/08/2014

Code: A977118

When: 12/09/2014 - 12/12/2014

Venue: Distance

Language: Spanish, Portuguese

My.COOP - Managing your agricultural cooperative

The objective of this training of trainers (TOT) course is to enable existing and potential managers of agricultural cooperatives to identify and address major challenges that are specific to cooperatives in market-oriented agricultural development. Read More

Enrolment deadline: 01/09/2014

Code: A977032

When: 22/09/2014 - 13/12/2014

Venue: Distance

Language: English, Spanish, French

Practicing private sector development in fragile and conflict-affected situations

Private sector development is a vital tool in fragile and conflict-affected environments to promote economic development and peace. This 3-day course is jointly organised by the ITC-ILO and GIZ under the auspices of the Donor Committee for Enterprise Development. The training is based on the DCED framework to design and implement PSD interventions in a conflict-sensitive way understanding the linkages and contribution of PSD to all aspects of peace-building and development. Read More

Enrolment deadline: 08/10/2014

Code: A907366

When: 08/10/2014 - 10/10/2014

Venue: Turin Centre

Language: English

Curso a distancia de turismo sostenible y desarrollo local

Esta propuesta de formación a distancia se basa en la concepción del turismo sostenible como motor del desarrollo local. A lo largo del curso se examinarán las claves necesarias para que el turismo pueda ser una alternativa socioeconómica sostenible para un territorio, por qué razones puede serlo, qué contextos son favorables, y cuáles son los elementos a tener en cuenta para diseñar una estrategia de desarrollo local basada en el turismo. Read More

Code: A977124(C)

When: 11/10/2014 - 15/05/2015

Venue: Distance

Language: Spanish

Market-oriented Business Development Services (BDS)

Small enterprise consultants face the challenge of designing, marketing and delivering BDS products that the market will pay for. This diploma course offers practical training in how to do this. It is intended for practitioners working for organizations that provide BDS to small enterprises. Read More

Code: A977117(C)

When: 13/10/2014 - 15/05/2015

Venue: Distance

Language: Spanish, English

Master en patrimonio mundial y proyectos culturales para el desarrollo (COMBINADO)

El Master en Patrimonio Mundial y Proyectos Culturales para el Desarrollo es un programa organizado por la Universidad de Turín, la Universidad de Barcelona, el Centro Internacional de Formación de la OIT, en colaboración con el Centro del Patrimonio Mundial de la UNESCO. El programa pretende contribuir a la mejora de la gestión de los recursos culturales preparando a los gestores y a los profesionales para que se conviertan en activos emprendedores culturales y promuevan el desarrollo local, la generación de ingresos y la creación de empleo, enriqueciendo de este modo el enfoque tradicional de la conservación del patrimonio cultural. El programa proporciona una sólida formación en economía cultural, explorando en detalle las dimensiones económica, social, institucional y legal que constituyen la base de la gestión del patrimonio. Read More

Code: A977121(C)

When: 15/10/2014 - 30/09/2015

Venue: Blended

Language: Spanish

Master in World Heritage and Cultural Projects for Development (BLENDED)

The Master in World Heritage and Cultural Projects for Development aims to impart the necessary competencies and skills to participants in the conservation and promotion of World Heritage Sites as well as in the conceptualization of sustainable projects designed around a wide spectrum of cultural activities in the fields of natural and cultural heritage, creative industries, museums and tourism. The programme provides a solid foundation in cultural economics and explores in detail the economic, social, institutional and legal considerations that govern the diverse categories of heritage, enabling monitoring of their effectiveness. It also puts emphasis on strategic management competencies and project management for the preservation and promotion of UNESCO-designated World Heritage Sites (WHS), through the preparation of management plans and projects. Read More

Code: A977120(C)

When: 15/10/2014 - 14/10/2015

Venue: Blended

Language: English

ILO Academy on Decent Work in the Rural Economy (NEW)

Offers a range of integrated approaches, tools and training packages to promote full and productive employment and decent work in the rural economy. Read More

Enrolment deadline: 20/10/2014

Code: A907147

When: 20/10/2014 - 31/10/2014

Venue: Turin Centre

Language: English

Curso de Turismo Sostenible en Áreas Rurales

El curso tiene como objetivo capacitar a las instituciones locales para articular sus estrategias en el sector del turismo conciliando el desarrollo del sector con las condiciones ambientales y sociales que garantizan la sostenibilidad. En el curso se realizará una visita de estudios a experiencias exitosas del estado de Sao Paolo (Brasil) que será coordinada por el SENAC (Servicio Nacional de Aprendizaje Comercial). Read More

Code: A257123

When: 03/11/2014 - 07/11/2014

Venue: Región de São Carlos, Estado de São Paulo ¿ Brasil

Language: Spanish, Portuguese

International labour standards and corporate social responsibility: frameworks and practices

By analysing international instruments, frameworks and trends on corporate social responsibility, the course aims to strengthen the capacity to promote international labour standards and apply them in corporate social responsibility policies and practices. Read More

Code: A907114

When: 17/11/2014 - 21/11/2014

Venue: Turin Centre

Language: English

Areas of expertise

Green Jobs

The move towards a green economy has been gaining momentum in parallel with the international debate and negotiations on climate change. That debate has brought out the need to take a deeper look at the notion of green jobs and its links with economic, social and environmental development goals.

Local Development

Communities, cities and governments around the world are increasingly turning to local development strategies to meet the challenges of globalization and decentralization. Local development promotes participation and local dialogue. It connects public and private stakeholders and their resources in the search for better employment and a higher quality of life for both men and women. Local development looks at social, economic and environmental issues within a territory, and finds solutions that create employment and decent work.
News

Improving chances of success

The Minister for Employment, Industry and Commerce of the Regional Government of the Canary Islands, Francisca Luengo, and the Director of the Employment Service of the Canary Islands (Servicio Canario de Empleo, SCE), Alejandro Martín, have met with the Centre’s Director of Microfinance and Enterprise Development, who designed this initiative to deal with the Integral Entrepreneurship Programme being developed within the two business confederations of the Canary Islands, funded by the SCE and with the collaboration of the ILO. Read More

“RE-LAB: Start up business for Refugees”

Tutor d’impresa [Business Tutor] will take place from 24 to 28 March. This training activity will be carried out as part of the project RE-LAB: Start up business for Refugees in order to set up a core of experts able to support aspiring migrant entrepreneurs in planning and developing a business idea. Read More

Agadir workshop on youth entrepreneurship and employment

A training Academy for 80 trainers and facilitators from three regions of Morocco was held in Agadir, from 17 to 23 February. On the agenda: a series of topics connected with entrepreneurship and financial education. Read More