Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Islamabad:::ILO showcases project on empowering vulnerable groups

International Labour Organisation (ILO) organised a national event to showcase its project ‘Empowering Vulnerable Groups through Employment, Education and Training’ arranged by the Value Resources here on Tuesday.

The programme for the event featured dialogue session, plenary discussions and information sharing segments. The project highlights were shared with the audience through a video documentary.

Key interventions of the project included Mainstream Entrepreneurship and Business Start-up Education Programme for Pakistani youth in secondary schools and training institutes, national capacity enhancement to promote decent work, implement employable skills programmes and labour market information and analysis, education and legal empowerment of poor and vulnerable groups focusing on forced and bonded labour and child labour.

The speakers were Neetu Lamba (ILO programme analyst), Khwaja Nauman (EFP president) among the others present, shared their views about the project experience stressing the need to build on the achievements and explore synergies and partnerships for sustainability of the various initiatives.

Various knowledge products including the documentaries and research publications were also put on display. The representatives of public and private sector organisations and civil society attended the event.The products prepared by workers were also showcased on the occasion. The participants lauded the efforts of organisers and actively participated in the proceedings of the event.

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