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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29 June – 7 August 2020, distance learning

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Apresentação do curso

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 health pandemics, armed conflict, natural disaster, environmental degradation, and forced displacement. The tailor-made course provides participants with information and practical knowledge about policies, approaches, tools, methodologies and case studies in the context of COVID-19 in Africa Region, which can be used to promote employment and decent work measures that prevent crises, enable recovery, and build peace and resilience.

What topics does this course cover?
  • Learning Block 1 – 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.
  • Learning Block 2 – 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. across a number of ILO policy areas.
  • Learning Block 3 – 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 developed in the context of COVID-19 in African countries.
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 in African countries in the context of COVID-19.
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 cocreate new knowledge.
  • Learning materials will be accessible online and will remain available even after the end of the course.
Who takes this course?

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.

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.


This Massive Open Online Course is free of charge.


The overall duration of the MOOC is from 29 June – 7 August 2020. 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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