News and events from the PROSPECTS project

  1. Event

    Youth at Heart Virtual Forum 2020: ILO's session on decent jobs for youth

    The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs has set up the Youth at Heart virtual forum to address the issues affecting youth around the world. This session will feature an interactive conversation with young people about solutions, including youth-led, to the challenges posed by COVID-19 on themselves and their peers.

  2. News

    Providing career guidance to Egyptian youth through ILO job search clubs (JSC), in collaboration with the Ministry of Youth and Sports

    10 September 2020

    Job search clubs provide an enabling environment where young people gather and share resources and contacts, while searching for jobs in various fields under the supervision of trained facilitators. The ILO in Egypt will leverage and strengthen these services in the context of the PROSPECTS programme.

  3. News

    Supporting small and medium-sized businesses in Lebanon’s agriculture and agro-food sectors

    10 September 2020

    A new initiative by the ILO will provide small and medium agricultural and food processing companies with training and technical support to improve their business continuity, resilience and decent job retention in response to the multiple crises that have hit Lebanon.

  4. Event

    World Refugee Day: Everyone Counts

    In light of the global COVID-19 pandemic, the UNHCR calls for global solidarity from the entire international community between and towards each other to protect in this time of need.

  5. News

    Assessing market opportunities in East Darfur and West Kordofan

    10 June 2020

    In March 2020, the ILO visited West Kordofan and East Darfur to assess opportunities for local economic development.

  6. Event

    World Day Against Child Labour: Protecting forcibly displaced and host community children

    On 12 June 2020, the PROSPECTS programme joins the rest of world in marking the World Day Against Child Labour. Tackling child labour among forcibly displaced or host populations is critical in ensuring all children are protected from exploitation and abuse, have access to education and can aspire to a fulfilled, safe and happy childhood among their families, peers and communities.

  7. News

    Extending Micro Finance Services to Refugees and Host Communities in Kenya

    01 April 2020

    In December 2019, the ILO working closely with UNHCR organized a scoping mission to the two refugee camps in Kenya (Kakuma and Dadaab) to enable five Kenyan Micro Finance Institutions (MFIs) to assess business viability in the refugee hosting areas.

  8. News

    Employers in Uganda seek to expand services to the refugees hosting areas

    01 April 2020

    The Federation of Uganda Employers (FUE) is looking at opportunities to extend their services to the refugee-hosting disricts of Isingiro and Arua.

  9. Event

    Gender Equality and Disability Awareness Workshops

    Mainstreaming gender equality and disability awareness into the design and delivery of ILO’s component of the PROSPECTS Partnership

  10. Event

    Market-based livelihoods interventions for refugees and host communities

    This training course supports practitioners working with refugee communities in the design of livelihood interventions based on a solid understanding of market trends and demand. It applies the "Making markets work for the poor" (M4P) approach and draws upon the experiences and lessons learnt from joint UNHCR-ILO pilot projects that have tested the added value of market assessments and value-chain analyses in promoting the livelihoods of refugees in different countries.