The ILO through its partnerships’ department is launching 23 South-South and Triangular Cooperation projects across the five regions and the ITC-Turin office for the 2020-2021 biennium.
The SSTC projects cover 75 countries and additional global activities. They will promote peer-learning activities, training and capacity building, personnel exchange, joint research, fellowships and study-tours between countries of the South. They include Cooperation between Small Islands and Developing States (SIDS-to-SIDS), country-to-country, regional and inter-regional projects.
These projects touch on a wide range of topics, including employment services, women economic empowerment, employment policies, skills, informality, Occupational Safety and Health (OSH), labour migration, Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET), sustainable tourism, and Disaster Risk Reduction, among others. All projects are associated with policy outcomes in accordance with the ILO’s strategic framework 2020-2021.
The projects have been adapted to the current COVID-19 crisis both in format and content. They included strong and innovative virtual components such as online platforms for exchange, virtual meetings and training. Moreover, they are adapted to address the impacts of COVID-19 on workers, particularly the most vulnerable or those who were hit the hardest, as well as post-COVID recovery strategies towards a better normal through decent work.
Click here to access the factsheet with information on all ILO SSTC projects for the 2020-2021 biennium: ILO SSTC 2020-2021