Andreas Klemmer is the Director of Training of the International Training Centre of the International Labour Organization (ITCILO), a specialized UN agency with the mandate to promote Decent Work for All through capacity development services. He manages the global portfolio of training and learning activities of the organization and personally delivers high-level leadership training and strategy advisory services to senior executives from International Organizations, Governments and training institutes.
Before joining ITCILO in 2013, Mr. Klemmer worked for seven years as senior business advisor in the sub-regional ILO Decent Work Support Team in South Africa where he facilitated institutional capacity building initiatives to promote employment and delivered high-level policy advisory services on responsible business practices for Governments and multinational enterprises. Before 2006, Mr. Klemmer managed ILO enterprise development projects in Sri Lanka (2000-2004) and China (2004-06). From 1996-2000, Mr. Klemmer was based in Zimbabwe, first as Associate Expert of the German Government in the regional ILO Start and Improve Your Business Programme of the ILO in Zimbabwe, and from 1998 onwards as management consultant. Prior to 1996, Mr. Klemmer worked as research fellow in Germany under contract from the Bonn International Conversion Centre.
Mr. Klemmer holds a Postgraduate degree in development studies from the German Development Institute, a Masters in International Political Science from the University of Heidelberg and a Diploma in Hispano-American Studies from the University of Madrid. He is a graduate of the Advanced Management and Leadership Programme of the Saïd Business School in the University of Oxford (2019).
Recent publications released by Mr. Klemmer are a study on enhancing the sustainability of the Asian Development Bank's Capacity Development Resource Centre's initiatives (2021), an institutional capacity assessment of the Kafue Gorge Regional Training Centre in Zambia (2019), a benchmark exercise of the quality management system of the ITCILO training department against ISO 29993 (2019), the analysis of the market exchange for industrial relations training in Myanmar (2018) and a re-engineering study for the African Regional Labour Administration Centre in Zimbabwe (2017).