AfDB, ILO launch rural employment promotion scheme for young farmers in Central Africa
London, Feb. 9, 2019 (AltAfrica)-The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the International Labor Office (ILO) are organising from February 12 to 14, in Brazzaville, Congo, a workshop themed “unlocking the potential of rural economies through investment in the skills development and employability of youth in the agricultural sector in Central Africa”.
The meeting, AfDB says, aims to deepen talks on ongoing initiatives at the global, sub-regional (Cameroon, DR Congo, Chad, Gabon, etc.) and national levels in order to define strategic axes for the promotion of decent work for youth in the rural economy.
Further, it is also an opportunity for social partners and sectoral ministry officials to better understand such strategies and better know how to deploy them.
The findings will enable the 150 participants expected to have tools to facilitate the identification of activities that generate productive employment in agriculture and the rural economy and thus ensure better support for companies and young people working in the sector.
AfDB indicates that agriculture is a mainstay for the development ambitions for productive sectors in Central African countries by 2030. (SA)