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Alicia Martin Diaz
9 June 2010

Public Workspace on Employment, Vocational Education and Training & Social Protection issues

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30 June 2010 to 2 July 2010


On Wednesday 30 June - Day 1 will explain what the joint Africa-EU
Strategy is, followed by a presentation of AU and EU policies in
particular in the area of employment, social protection and other decent
work related issues.

On Thursday 1 July - Day 2  the workshop will be divided in the four
below working groups:

1) Skills development and labour market needs/employment including for
migrant workers.
2) Improving working conditions and extending social protection
coverage in the informal economy including migrant workers.
3) Affordability, fiscal space and long term sustainability of
country-defined and social protection systems in Africa in line with AU
Social Policy Framework for Africa and the UN Social Protection Floor
4) Presentation of employment-creation measures such as employment
intensive methods in particular within infrastructure.

On Friday 2 July - Day 3 the outcome documents from the four working groups
will be presented. This will be followed by a discussion on human
rights. The afternoon will be devoted on the way forward.

Expected results:

It is expected that the workshop
reaches the following results:

1) The participants will have a better understanding and knowledge of
various approaches used by EU member states and African states for their
consideration in national, regional and continental related strategies
and programmes;
2) Improved understanding and solutions for addressing employment
policies and strategies;
3) Identify areas of common interest for further cooperation between

hjordis ogendo posted Information 16 June 2010


On Wednesday 30 June - Day 1

Public sector reform is all too often hindered by the perception that change is being imposed from the outside, according to Rebecca Joshua Okwaci, Under Secretary for Ministry of Labour, Public Service and Human Resources in the Autonomous Government of Southern Sudan.
Many donors have under explored the potential role of the private sector in encouraging development. A new report offers some conclusions on how the European Commission, and its staff in Delegations, could better work with the business community to achieve development.
Seniors receive a state pension at the age of 70 in Lesotho, Southern Africa. But in a country with an average life expectancy of 44, is this a social protection scheme worth applauding? Yes, says Giorgia Giovannetti, Scientific Director of the 2010/2011 European Report on Development.
Donors are increasingly recognising the importance of Technical and Vocational Education and Training in driving economic and social development. As a result, there is a need for more and new TVET policies and support to training structures through improved international cooperation.
While the world is making progress in preventing and treating AIDS, the needs of 90% of AIDS orphans are not being met. For charities and international organisations it is time to make these children a priority in the fight against HIV and AIDS.