SKILL-UP Programme: Upgrading skills for the changing world of work

SKILL-UP Programme is a joint effort of the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs aimed to help the ILO Member States enhance their skills systems to take advantage of new opportunities offered by emerging global drivers of change relating to increased digitalization, international trade integration, technological change, large international migration flows, climate change, demographics, among others.

The Programme has global and country components. The SKILL-UP Global’s main outcomes focus on new global products development and innovation; strengthening national skills systems; capacity development, advocacy, knowledge sharing and support to country components. The SKILL-UP Country Projects are located in Ghana, Ethiopia, Lebanon, Malawi, Senegal and Tanzania. They are developed to deliver on three main areas: skills anticipation, skills systems development and social inclusion. Additionally, the Programme supports dialogue between countries of origin and destination in two Sub-Saharan African regions: Western Africa and Central Africa to forge skills partnerships that make migration more demand-led and better informed. Read more

Highlights

  1. Online bootcamp

    ILO hosts bootcamp to support the Domestic Worker Center, winner of the 1st Skills Challenge Innovation Call

    A five-day online bootcamp was organized from 16 to 20 November 2020 in collaboration with ILOITC.

  2. Virtual meeting

    The ILO Skills Innovation Facility has initiated the design of a global Skills Innovation Network

    A series of discussions are being held with a selected group of skills innovators to co-design the Network’s objectives and activities.

  3. Publication

    Agriculture Sector

    26 August 2020

  4. Winner announcement

    Meet the finalists of the 1st ILO Skills Challenge Innovation Call

    15 July 2020

  5. Document

    SKILL-UP Programme results

    09 July 2020

    This results book provides an overview of the impact of the SKILL-UP Programme over the past two years. SKILL-UP Programme is a joint effort of the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs aimed to help the ILO Member States enhance their skills systems

  6. News

    Apprenticeship programme resumes after COVID-19 closure

    01 July 2020

    Training institutions in Tanzania Mainland and Zanzibar resume with Apprenticeship Programme after nation-wide COVID-19 closures.

  7. Web page

    Skills partnerships on migration

    12 June 2020

    The ILO conducted 13 country studies and 2 sub-regional studies identifying the potential for skills partnerships on migration between different countries and key skills stakeholders.

  8. News

    SKILL-UP NIGER: Towards empowering women victims of modern slavery through skills development

    18 May 2020

    The International Labour Organization (ILO), with the support of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, have launched a project in Niger to empower victims of forced labour through skills development.

  9. News

    The continuity of an impactful partnership ILO-Norway PCA 2020-21

    18 May 2020

    A total of 362,075 people have benefited from the Programme’s activities and now a new phase is about to start.

  10. News

    The 1st ILO Skills Challenge Innovation Call draws 473 applications from nearly 100 countries

    14 May 2020