Employment and Decent Work for Peace and Resilience

Employment and Decent Work for Peace and Resilience

Employment and Decent Work for Peace and Resilience

Massive Open Online Course on ILO Recommendation No. 205

El curso está disponible en English

1 – 26 November 2021, distance learning

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Presentación del curso

This Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) explores ILO Recommendation No. 205 on Employment and Decent Work for Peace and Resilience (2017), the only international normative framework providing guidance for addressing worldof-work issues in response to crisis situations including pandemics, armed conflict, natural disaster, environmental degradation, and forced displacement.

The course provides participants with information and practical knowledge about policies, approaches, tools, methodologies and case studies for the promotion of employment and decent work. These can help support crisis prevention, recovery, and the construction of sustainable peace and resilience.

What topics does this course cover?
  • Learning Block 1 – An overview of Recommendation No. 205: In this module,
    participants explore the definition of fragility, its vicious cycle, and the factors that
    contribute to making a situation “fragile”. They focus on the ILO Jobs for Peace
    and Resilience flagship programme and on the ILO’s role in the Humanitarian-
    Development-Peace Nexus. Participants also look at the Theory of Change
    underpinning ILO efforts in the promotion of employment programmes for peace.
  • Learning Block 2 – An in-depth look at Recommendation No. 205: In this module,
    participants deepen their knowledge of the employment and decent work approaches
    and measures for crisis prevention and response presented in Recommendation
    No.205 across a number of ILO policy areas.
  • Learning Block 3 – Recommendation No. 205 in action: In the final module, participants look into the promotion of knowledge sharing and awareness-raising on Recommendation No. 205 at the country level. This is achieved through the review of key good practices and case studies.
What will I learn?

Throughout this MOOC, participants embark on a learning journey that takes them
through three levels of knowledge to:

  • Explain the content of Recommendation No. 205 and of the relevance of employment and decent work in the Humanitarian-Development-Peace Nexus;
  • Recognize the approaches and measures promoted by Recommendation No. 205 across the Decent Work Agenda;
  • Gain exposure to real-life experiences and concrete practices of implementing Recommendation No. 205 to build sustainable peace and promote resilience.
What will I be able to do?

By gaining knowledge and information on a wide array of policies, methods and tools to promote decent work and employment in situations of fragility, conflict and disaster, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss labour market challenges and opportunities available to foster employment in fragile settings;
  • Identify how each ILO policy area can contribute to the promotion of jobs for peace and resilience
  • Envision feasible and sustainable strategies to build lasting peace and resilience through the promotion of employment and decent work; and
  • Explore potential partnerships to promote jobs for peace and resilience.

The ITCILO is known for its innovative learning experiences and practice-oriented training methodologies:

  • This MOOC implements a hybrid approach combining purpose-driven, task-based and peer-to-peer learning activities to maximize interaction in the online environment.
  • A blend of theoretical and participatory sessions enhances knowledge while fostering exchange, enabling participants to reflect on content and resources and co-create new knowledge.
  • Learning materials are accessible online and will remain available even after the end of the course.
Who takes this course?

Government officials, ILO constituents, partners and staff, and development practitioners working at the nexus of humanitarian and development assistance with a focus on employment and decent work in crisis response.

Who are the instructors?

This course is designed and delivered by international experts from the ILO dealing with the promotion of employment and decent work for peace and resilience.

How to register?
  1. Register in the eCampus: https://ecampus.itcilo.org/login/signup.php? If you already have an account, there won’t be a need to create a new one.
  2. Once you have an eCampus account, click here to enroll in the course: https://ecampus.itcilo.org/course/view.php?id=2041

Should you have any trouble enrolling, kindly send an email to: MOOCR05@itcilo.org


This Massive Open Online Course is free of charge.


The MOOC runs from 1 to 26 November 2021. Upon completion of course requirements,
participants receive an ITCILO Certificate of Participation.

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