ILO sharing knowledge and boosting green jobsListen /
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.
The International Labour Organization (ILO) says this is the aim of the ILO Solution Forum that's taking place this week in Nairobi, Kenya. The forum – part of the Global South-South Development Expo – will showcase green projects in a variety of contexts.
Director of the ILO Partnerships and Field Support department, Jürgen Schwettmann said "Having countries learn from each other is especially important since green jobs can be found in a variety of areas, from traditional sectors such as manufacturing and construction to emerging sectors such as renewable energy and energy efficiency."
He noted that "Greening the economy can be a complex process. The successful experience of one country can be relevant for other countries, adding, "South-South and triangular cooperation can therefore scale up the impact of measures to promote the greening of economies."
The Forum will 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 Republic.
Donn Bobb, United Nations.