Interagency Learning Forum Provides Practitioners with Knowledge and Skills to Promote Green Jobs

19 October 2012. Green jobs and the promotion of the Green Economy are key drivers for achieving an economic and social development that is also sustainable. In order to provide practitioners with knowledge, tools and examples of good practices to enhance their skills in the design and implementation of effective local strategies for the promotion of green jobs through private sector development, the International Training Centre of the International Labour Organization (ILO) is organizing an “Interagency Learning Forum on Green Jobs: Local Strategies and Actions, from 3-14 December 2012, in Turin, Italy. 

During the event, participants will meet several green entrepreneurs to understand what works, why and how, and will be exposed to practical tools and training packages that have been tested internationally. They will also engage in field visits to compare in-class discussions with practical challenges. This highly interactive programme is designed to allow participants tailoring lessons learnt to their actual work situations in the respect of their institutional mandate. In particular, participants will be enabled to:

  • Recognize the linkage between the shift to a low-carbon economy and sustainable local development;
  • Appraise best practices of green development strategies and their potential for enterprise development and decent job creation;
  • Appreciate the key role of the private sector and business organisations in the promotion of a green economy;
  • Contribute to shape local strategies and actions for green jobs.

This Learning Forum is aimed at development practitioners whose work is mainly focused on the promotion of green jobs and green growth through private sector development and/or sustainable local development strategies. In particular the Learning Forum is designed for: local, regional and national officials dealing with economic development or planning and environmental policies; experts from international organisations, NGOs, Chambers of Commerce and similar bodies; representatives of workers, employers, local business organisations, cooperatives and other member-based organisations; and researchers and analysts in relevant fields. 

The official languages of the Forum are English and Spanish. The course fee amounts to € 4000. Admission to the programme is made on a competitive basis. To apply, please visit: Deadline for application is 31 October 2012. 

The training is an interagency event. United Nations Partners include the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), the UN’s Human Settlement Programme (UN-HABITAT) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. 

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