News and events from the PROSPECTS project

  1. News

    ILO in Iraq joins forces with local authorities in Dohuk to implement employment-intensive interventions

    18 December 2020

    Supported by the Government of the Netherlands, the collaboration will help generate decent jobs for forcibly displaced persons and host community members in Iraq through water irrigation maintenance and solid waste management.

  2. Video

    Syrian garment worker in Jordan continues to support her family during pandemic

    17 December 2020

    A year ago, Batoul, Syrian refugee in Jordan found work at a garment factory through an ILO-supported employment centre. The factory was forced to close temporarily during the pandemic. Even so, Batoul continued to receive a salary which she uses to provide for her young daughter, who has a spinal condition.

  3. Video

    Video: Impact of COVID-19 on youth in Lebanon

    17 December 2020

    In 2019, the ILO supported a group of Syrian refugee and Lebanese youth to establish income generating activities to promote entrepreneurship and self-reliance among vulnerable groups. COVID-19 has created economic challenges to these youth, many of whom are now trying to find ways to adapt to the new ways of work.

  4. News

    Social cohesion in fragile contexts through TVET

    06 December 2020

    A cohort of TVET and other educational practitioners received training on core skills for social cohesion and peaceful coexistence from 30 November to 03 December 2020 in Jigjiga, Ethiopia, in an effort by ILO to promote stronger economic relations and contacts between Forcibly Displaced Populations (FDPs) and their host communities.

  5. News

    PROSPECTS technical webinar: Addressing transition from informality to formality in forced displacement contexts

    27 November 2020

    On 5 November 2020, the ILO organised its first technical webinar on key issues relating to the transition from informality to formality in forced displacement contexts in the framework of the PROSPECTS partnership.

  6. News

    ILO, the Netherlands and international partners join forces to support refugees and host communities in Jordan

    25 November 2020

    Bringing together the ILO, IFC, UNHCR, UNICEF and the World Bank, the Prospects Partnership aims to provide conditions for refugees and host communities to access quality primary education and vocational training; secure and retain decent employment; and benefit from a strengthened protection framework.

  7. News

    Youth at Heart Forum: Including youth rights & voices is central to building back better from COVID-19

    04 November 2020

  8. News

    Financial Education for refugees, IDPs and host communities: New addition to the ILO’s Financial Education programme

    26 October 2020

    On October 16th, ILO’s financial education certified trainers completed a validation workshop for the new training programme “Financial Education for refugees, internally displaced persons and host communities”.

  9. Event

    Geneva Peace Week: Improving prospects, social cohesion and peaceful coexistence for forcibly displaced persons and host communities

    On Monday November 2nd 2020, join the International Labour Organization for an online PROSPECTS panel discussion.

  10. Event

    Course: Making financial inclusion work for refugees and host communities

    This training programme helps financial service providers to diversify their product portfolio through serving refugees and host communities, in a strategic and cost-effective manner.