September 1, 2011

Training tools for Africa

From August 22 – 26, 2011 a meeting was organized in Kisumu, Kenya by ACTRAV and the ILO´s International Training Centre of Turin to discuss and validate a training manual for African workers on Sustainable Development and Decent Work.

With this activity a new line of work on sustainable development commences in the region, which will be followed by an on-line training course in the first trimester of 2012 initially directed at those responsible for trade unions´ training and education departments.

The manual was presented by Sustainlabour during the seminar, which included the participation of national trade union centres from Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, South Africa, ITUC Africa, as well as global unions such as PSI and ICEM, addressing issues such as the role of ecosystem management, the role of decent work and social protection in advancing toward a green economy, as well how to mainstream the environment agenda into the work programmes on decent work of each country, among others.

The initiative was positively evaluated on the part of the participants who expressed the need to advance in the training on these issues within trade unions at all levels in order to ensure that workers form an active part of the necessary changes when dealing with social, economic and environmental challenges that we face. The emergency in the Horn of Africa serves as a stark and harsh example of this.

The version of the manual “Sustainable Development and Decent work: a training manual for African workers” will be available in the coming weeks and also on the web site. Contact us for additional information.


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Workshop for the validation of training tools on Sustainable Development and Decent Work

Place: Kimusu, Kenya

Date: 22 to 26 August 2011

Regional meeting organised by ACTRAV/ILO for the validation of training materials elaborated by Sutainlabour to work with African trade unions.

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