ILO sharing knowledge, boosting green jobs

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New York, US – The International Labour Organisation (ILO) says sharing experience for the promotion of green jobs can play a key role in helping countries to advance towards a greener and a more sustainable future.

PANA in New York, quoting an ILO statement on Monday, reported that the organisation said this was the aim of the “ILO Solution Forum” taking place this week in Nairobi, Kenya.

It stated that the Forum, which is part of the Global South-South Development Expo, would showcase green projects in a variety of contexts.

Director of the ILO Partnerships and Field Support Department, Mr. Jurgen Schwettmann, said: “Having countries learn from each other is especially important since green jobs can be found in a variety of areas.”

He said the areas included traditional sectors such as manufacturing, construction and emerging sectors such as renewable energy and energy efficiency.

He also noted that “greening the economy can be a complex process and the successful experience of one country can be relevant for other countries”.

Mr. Schwettmann also added that “South-South and triangular cooperation can therefore scale up the impact of measures to promote the greening of economies”.

PANA learnt that the Forum would showcase regional experiences such as the Central American Network of Technical Vocational Training Institutions (TVET), which covers Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama and the Dominican