19th ILO Regional Seminar

The Government of Rwanda, through the Ministry of Public Service and Labour (MIFOTRA), is delighted to host the 19th Regional Seminar for Labour-based Practitioners in Kigali, from the 15th to 19th May 2023 under the theme, “Promoting skills and productive (decent) jobs for our common better future”.

Seminar background

The past eighteen Regional Seminars have been held in various African Countries drawing practitioners and other interested stakeholders from Africa, America, Asia and Europe to share views, experiences and review developments in employment-intensive approaches.

During the 19th ILO Regional Seminar, participants will discuss and share experiences, policies and strategies on how to create communities that are resilient to socio-economic, environmental and climate change hazards and ensuring just transition through labour intensive approaches.

Expected Participants

Seminar participants come from a range of institutions, including policy makers, employers’ and workers’ associations and labour-based technology practitioners, development partners, NGOs, higher academic and research institutions and the private sector.

Why participating?

The whole world is currently grappling with the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic and active conflicts that are threatening global order and affecting the livelihoods of millions of people around the world. The Regional Seminar provides a platform to reflect on these challenges and their impact on the economics and the people of the region, suggesting mitigation measures with a focus on employment and employability.

The 19th Regional Seminar will focus on drawing the attention of national and regional governments, the private sector, and development partners towards policies, strategies and programmes that promote the creation of jobs, skills learning and business opportunities for African young women and men.

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15th - 19th May


Intare Conference Arena