Employment and Decent Work for Peace and Resilience


Employment and Decent Work for Peace and Resilience

Massive Open Online Course on ILO’s Recommendation 205

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This Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) focuses on raising awareness about ILO’s Recommendation No. 205 on Employment and Decent Work for Peace and Resilience
(2017), the only international normative framework providing guidance for addressing world-of-work issues in response to crisis situations, including 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, which can be used to
promote employment and decent work measures that prevent crises, enable recovery, and build peace and resilience.

This tailor-made course is available upon request and may be customized for local, national, and international organizations. Contact us to learn more.

Perfil dos participantes

Government officials, ILO’s 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.

Key Features

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The Centre’s training methods include videos and online demos


Learn from ILO specialists through ITCILO training methodologies


An overview of Recommendation No. 205

In this module, participants will explore the concept of fragility and the factors that contribute to making a situation fragile; the ILO’s Flagship Programme “Jobs for Peace and Resilience” and the ILO’s role in the promotion of recovery, peace and resilience after conflict or disaster; and the theory of change underpinning the ILO’s efforts in the promotion of employment programmes for peace.

An in-depth look at Recommendation No. 205

In this module, participants will deepen their knowledge on 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.

Recommendation No. 205 in action

In the final module, participants will look into the promotion of knowledge sharing and awareness-raising on Recommendation No. 205 at country level. This will be done through the review of key good practices and case studies.

What will I learn?

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

  • Become aware of the content of Recommendation No. 205 and of the relevance of employment and decent work in fragile settings;
  • Learn in detail about the approaches and measures promoted by Recommendation No. 205 across the Decent Work Agenda;
  • Be exposed to real-life experiences and concrete practices of implementing Recommendation No. 205 to promote interventions for peace and 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, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the labour market challenges and opportunities to foster employment in fragile settings;
  • Comprehend what relevant ILO’s policy areas can be tapped into to promote jobs for peace and resilience;
  • Envision feasible and sustainable strategies to promote employment in fragile settings; and
  • Explore potential partnerships to promote jobs for peace and resilience.

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

  • The MOOC will implement 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 will enhance knowledge while fostering exchange, enabling participants to reflect on content and resources and co-create new knowledge.
  • Learning materials will be accessible online and will remain available even after the end of the course.
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.

Who are the organizers?

The course is co-organized by the ILO’s Coordination Support Unit for Peace and Resilience (CSPR) of the DEVINVEST Branch in the Employment Policy Department, and the International Training Centre of the ILO (ITCILO).


The overall duration of the MOOC is 4 weeks. Participants are expected to engage in each learning block to receive a final certification.
Time requirements to follow the MOOC are kept to an average of 3-4 hours per week. Given that the level of complexity required to complete each learning block will increase progressively from block 1 to 3, engagement might increase throughout the online course.

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