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ILO Workshop on Local Authorities and the Promotion of Decent Work in Construction and Related Services – 12 December 2006

This workshop aims to inform how local authorities can promote employment and decent work in construction projects. It is part of the GIAN-supported research project Promoting Decent Work in Construction and Related Services involving the International Labour Office (ILO), the Centre for Human Ecology and Environmental Sciences and the Department of Political Economy of the University of Geneva.

The workshop takes place in Room IV at Level R3 of the ILO Building. Please contact Prof. Lawrence from the Centre for Human Ecology & Environmental Sciences for more information Roderick.Lawrence@cueh.unige.ch or 022 379 81 74.

Programme:

9h-10h SESSION I : INTRODUCTION & OBJECTIVES
Chair : Professor Yves Fl├╝ckiger

9h Welcome: ILO representative & Professor Edouard Dommen, GIAN

9h10 Introduction by participants

9h20 Aims & Methodology of the Project (Prof. Roderick Lawrence, UNIGE)

9h40 Questions & Debate

10h Refreshments

10h30-12h40 SESSION II : IMPLEMENTING DECENT WORK
Chair : Professor Roderick Lawrence

10h30 Presentation of three case-studies
Dar es Salaam (Dr. Jill Wells)
Bulawayo (Dr. Beacon Mbiba)
Santo Andre ( Mariana Paredes)

12h Pertinence of Action Research & Questions (Dr. Edmundo Werna, ILO)

12h40 Luncheon

14h-17h30 SESSION III : CHALLENGES & FUTURES
Chair : (NN)

14h Roundtable: Futures of Action Research on Decent Work
(View points of institutions and individuals)

16h Refreshments

16h30 Dissemination, Collaboration & Networking

17h30 Close

Related Project(s)

Annual Call for Projects 2005 Promoting Decent Work in Construction and Related Services: the Key Role of Local Authorities

>See the Project