Skills Development for Peace and Resilience

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Skills Development for Peace and Resilience

2–6 November 2020
The course is available in English

Decent work gives people perspectives and stabilizes communities that have been fragile due to violence and conflict. To obtain a decent job, people need to have the right skills to find work, carry out the required tasks and stay employed. Skills development plays therefore a major role when it comes to creating sustainable peace and resilience by providing decent livelihoods and perspectives within the community.

Reaching out effectively to individuals whose lives have been disrupted by conflict or disaster requires considerable understanding of the conditions under which education and training is planned and undertaken in the affected communities. Connection to employers, emphasis on quality and relevance of training, and inclusive of all whose livelihoods have been disrupted or destroyed, are crucial elements.

The course provides participants with conceptual framework around skills development for peace and resilience and a range of practical and integrated strategies, approaches, tools, methodologies and case studies used to promote skills development for peace and resilience.

Key features
Active learning

Listen, discuss, and work together in roleplay exercises and debates

Campus life

Stay and study on the banks of the River Po

High-level resources

Learn from ILO specialists, ITCILO trainers, and external lecturers

Who takes this course?

The course is aimed at:

  • Government officials
  • Representatives of employers’ and workers’ organizations and development practitioners actively working in fragile situations (including natural disasters, armed conflicts, rapid environmental degradation and forced displacement of persons) with an interest to promote skills development for peace and resilience
What topics does this course cover?

This course is designed to facilitate the development of a holistic understanding of the promotion of skills development for peace and resilience by the participants, with sessions about:

  • International Labour Standards on Peace and Resilience and Skills Development
  • The drivers of fragility and its relation with skills development
  • Stakeholder and target group analysis
  • Problem analysis: conflict drivers and the theory of change
  • Skills Development systems’ reforms to support sustainable peace and resilience
  • Foster social dialogue in skills development interventions
  • Financing skills development for peace and resilience: what works?
  • Sectorial analysis: Finding the right sector and the main opportunities and constraints to integrate the target group in the labour market
  • Implementing skills development in fragile contexts: tailored approaches
  • Quality Apprenticeships: a tool to support skills development for peace and resilience
  • Supporting transition from school to work in a fragile situation
What will I learn?

By the end of the programme, participants will have strengthened their technical knowledge to promote skills development in situations of conflict and disasters. In particular, participants will have: 

  • Learned ILO’s normative and operational response to skills development for peace and resilience in situations of conflict and disaster
  • Have understood the labour market challenges and opportunities to promote skills development in situations of conflict and disaster
  • Have insights on how to design strategies and programmes to promote skills development in conflict and disasters situations
What will I be able to do?

Participants leave this course connected to a global network of development professionals working in the promotion of decent work in situations of fragility and will be able to improve their analytical and technical capacity to promote skills development for peace and resilience by:

  • Profiling of target groups, context analysis, and sectorial analysis for skills development in situations of conflict and disasters
  • Properly analysing the labour market challenges and opportunities to promote skills development for peace and resilience in their own context
  • Identifying the main elements to respond to the labour market challenges and opportunities
  • Designing strategies and programmes to promote skills development in conflict and disaster situations
Why should I join?
  • The course bring a combination of theory and hands-on approach, highlighting best practices and offering tools and methodologies that will help participants in their everyday work
  • Participants are encouraged to share individual experiences during the training days, thus building an international community of practice
  • Given ILO’s experience the course has high-quality contents bringing participants at the heart of the current debate, practice and policy options
  • Learning materials are accessible online during and after the course

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