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Preparatory Discussions on Promoting Sustainable Ship Recycling through the Global Programme. Delivery of international technical assistance programmes: The practical experience. Ingrid Christensen Officer-in-Charge/Sr. Specialist on OSH ILO Dhaka/SRO-New DelhiNew Delhi.
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Preparatory Discussions on Promoting Sustainable Ship Recycling through the Global Programme Delivery of international technical assistance programmes: The practical experience Ingrid Christensen Officer-in-Charge/Sr. Specialist on OSH ILO Dhaka/SRO-New DelhiNew Delhi
ILO and its Strategies and Objectives • UN-organization – concerned with issues within the “World of Work” • Overarching goal: Promotion of Decent Work for all • Four strategic objectives • Standards and fundamental principles and right at work • Employment • Social Protection • Social Dialogue • Cross-cutting themes (gender, statistics)
Technical assistance • Assistance to the countries enabling them to improve or address better different aspects of Decent Work (DW) • Governments, employers’ and workers’ organizations are key receivers • DW Country Programmes, the framework for technical assistance - consensus • Programmes, projects and activities (core budget/external budget) • Upstream – downstream, often a combination
Decent Work Country ProgrammeBangladesh • Child Labour (Urban informal economy) • TVET Reform in Bangladesh • SAFEREC • Post-SIDR response (livelihoods) • Flood-affected weavers • Violence against women • Specific activities for employers (competitiveness and productivity) • Specific activities for workers (reaching out to informal economy) • Employment, migration, OSH policy, SME, entrepreneurship development, standard promotion
Practical experience • Preparatory work essential– stakeholder/beneficiary consultation – reach consensus on objectives and implementation modality – monitoring mecahnism • Lead partner(s), but active involvement of other partners in activities and in oversight/advisory committee • Definition of roles and responsibilities • A combination of upstream and downstream activities (sustainability) • Involvement of employers and workers • Tangible results important
Shipbreaking in South Asia Key Interventions • ILO Guidelines on Safety and Health in Shipbreaking in Asia and Turkey translated into Bangla, Hindi and Urdu • National Tripartite Seminar in Alang on Safety, Health and Environment in Shipbreaking (presentation of guidelines) • SAFEREC • Draft training modules produced in India • Limited activities in Pakistan
SAFEREC • Results • baseline survey, development of training materials, training of trainers, training for 5-6000 workers and supervisors, govt. officials, establishment of training cells in active yards, study-tour to China, equipment • More work needed • Framework development (national guidelines, regulatory framework), interagency cooperation, more involvement of employers and workers and promotion of social dialogue, strengthening of institutional capacity; • capacity further training, best pratices, data collection and impact assessment, strengthening of institutional capacity; • Other aspects of decent work; • Closer linkage to the environmental and shipping aspects;
SAFEREC • Translation of ILO Guidelines on Safety and Health into Bangla • Training needs assessment (5 yards) • Training manual on OSH issues • Training of trainers (govt., shipyard management) • Establishment of training cells in active yards (approx 24) – refresher course, PPE equipment • Training for workers and supervising staff (5-6000)