Meet the finalists of the 2nd ILO Skills Challenge Innovation Call
The International Labour Organization has announced the five finalists of the 2nd ILO Skills Challenge Innovation Call. The call aims to identify the most innovative solutions in the areas of e-formality and skills development to contribute to the recovery of formal employment in the region after the massive job losses caused by COVID-19.
Over 60 applications from qualified and innovative organizations and entities across the region were received and screened. The selected finalists are (in alphabetical order):
Digital production linkages, Ecuador
Digital production linkages uses real-time traceability and analytics to link MSME suppliers, from vulnerable sectors, with industry clusters.
My future is today, Ecuador
My Future is today is a digital application that uses artificial intelligence to generate data and information on labour rights, social security, new job opportunities and continuous training opportunities to improve the employment opportunities of young people from 18 to 29 years old.
The virtual learning construction environment, Brazil
Construction environment (VLCE) is a platform made up of practical content applied to the construction sector, which stimulates the development of technical skills of formal and informal workers and acts as a link between workers and partner companies. The objective of this project is to create new employment opportunities and reduce informality in the civil construction sector.
Web platform "meformalizo.cl", Chile
Did you know that 69% of self-employed workers in Chile operate in the informal sector? Meformalizo.cl is a website that provides timely and quality information on the process and benefits of entering the formal economy. Through SMS and social media, this service will reach those to improve their employment status.
#WomenforWomen: A digital education tool for entrepreneurial skills, Brazil
This app aims at enabling women in contexts of social vulnerability, violence, informality and digital exclusion to gain entrepreneurial skills. This initiative was developed by a network of institutional partners who aim to lessen digital gender divides, promote financial autonomy and foster lives free of violence.