Innovative experiences

Innovative experiences

In this section, you will find a collection of Innovative experiences and case studies in the promotion of employment and decent work for peace and resilience.

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Balkh Chamber of Commerce and Industries:The voice of Afghanistan’s private sector In Balkh Province

Building the institutional capacity of employers' organisations to foster a robust private sector for peace and resilience.

Empowering ILO Constituents to develop solutions to Afghanistan's youth employment challenges

Reducing fragility multipliers: impacts and successes of ITCILO capacity building for ILO constituents.

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Moving from fragility to resilience in Afghanistan

Building capacities from promoting rural youth employment in fragile contexts.

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The Siyb Afghanistan company:the catalyst driving sustainable private sector development

SIYB Afghanistan company: a catalyst for systemic change 

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Supporting entrepreneurship

Building capacities for the economic reintegration of vulnerable beneficiaries.

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Women's entrepreneurship development in Afghanistan from fragility to resilience

Experiences and successes from young women entrepreneurs in the Balkh province.

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Sierra Leone and the Ebola crisis 2014-2015

Available local experience, knowledge and the logistical and human resources to manage these outbreaks were limited, while diagnostic and admission capacities were overstretched; resulting in a backlog of suspected and probable cases awaiting confirmatory laboratory tests and admission into Ebola isolation centres. This backlog sustained community transmission of the disease.

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Local Empowerment through Economic Development

The case study explains the background to the project and how it developed an appropriate implementation strategy (or strategies) for addressing the initial challenges that faced the project at its start-up in 2011 and examines how these were continuously adapted and implemented in response to the rapidly-changing and complex local and national environment, while ensuring the primacy of ILO’S core values of social justice, dialogue and its key concerns of equity, decent work and empowerment.

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Employment and Peacebuilding – Building Bridges amongst ‘Youth at Risk’ in Lebanon

The case study explains the background to the project and how it developed an appropriate implementation strategy (or strategies) for addressing the initial challenges that faced the project at its start-up in 2011 and examines how these were continuously adapted and implemented in response to the rapidly-changing and complex local and national environment, while ensuring the primacy of ILO’S core values of social justice, dialogue and its key concerns of equity, decent work and empowerment.

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Women’s entrepreneurship development programme in the healthcare sector in Yemen

The objective of the intervention was to support potential and existing women entrepreneurs operating in the private healthcare sector, namely nurses, midwives, dentists, doctors, laboratory technicians and pharmacists, under the ILO entrepreneurship development programme “Women Do Business”. 

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Start and Improve Your Business SIYB Training of Trainers course

The objective of this workshop was to enable SIYB training providers to develop long-term business models that would allow them to function independently financially, while still maintaining service quality standards that facilitate entrepreneurial development.

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Coaching Programme to support youth entrepreneurship in fragile settings

The objective of this project is to develop coaching and any appropriate follow-up services.  The intention is that these can play a critical role in aiding entrepreneurs, in particular young entrepreneurs, in addressing the challenges they will inevitably face in starting a new business.

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Developing the institutional capacity of ILO constituents to implement policy: the case of MoLSAMD

The objective of the project is to strengthen the institutional capacity of Afghanistan’s Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled (MoLSAMD) to tackle the youth employment promotion challenge through adjustment of existing employment promotion policies and programmes to reflect global good practice in countries affected by fragility.

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Employment Intensive Investment experience in a post-disaster situation in the Philippines

This paper is about the EIIP’s experience in post-disaster situations in the Philippines.  These experiences and lessons learned are grounded in the application of EII approaches in post-disaster responses to Typhoons Washi, Bopha and Haiyan. 

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Fisheries Apprenticeship Scheme for Youth in Bosaso, Somalia

The ILO has early recognized the importance of youth employment and promotes pathways to decent jobs as part of the broader Decent Work Programme (DWP). The Youth Employment Programme for Somalia was designed to address the structural failure to integrate youth into the labour market.

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Employment Intensive Investment Programme for Jordanians and Syrian refugees

The project’s general aim is to improve the living conditions of Syrian refugees in Jordan and of Jordanians through increased employment and improved infrastructure in Jordan. 

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Tropical Cyclone Winston: Impact on Fiji’s labour market and enterprises

On 21 August 2017, through an ILO-organized echnical workshop, a field visit was organized to assess the extent of recovery, or lack of it, in disaster-affected SMEs.

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Reintegration of youth ex-combatants in fragile settings

The overall objective of the intervention was to contribute to the socioeconomic reintegration of ex-combatants through the promotion of job and income opportunities in their home communities, by reinforcing their entrepreneurial capacities and their general knowledge by means of cooperatives and financial education.

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