According to the International Labour Organisation (ILO) “Development happens through jobs” and that work provides a way out for the poor, jobs contribute to economic growth and are necessary for sustainable prosperity, inclusion as well as social cohesion.
The ILO cautions that “the challenge of job creation will remain well beyond 2015” however that a confluence of crises that have included financial, food fuel and environmental has meant that many countries have not been able to address job shortages.
This situation is compounded by population growth and the ILO estimates that 45-50 million new jobs will be required each year for the next ten years to address unemployment especially amongst the youth.
In addition, rural to urban migration is on the increase and this impacts women and girls the most especially those with little or no education as the types of jobs they can access in towns and cities is limited. The ILO therefore calls on the international community to make the creation of jobs in the post 2015 agenda a priority.
The conference will be in the format of workshops for women and a business discussion on 6 March 2014. Women business owners will be invited to discuss their contribution to the creation of jobs in Uganda as well as what can be done to ensure that women can access good quality jobs.
The discussion will feature two panel sessions;
Confirmed Speakers include
Keynote: Mrs Amelia Kyambadde Honorable Minister for Trade Industry and Cooperatives
To register for this event please visit the events page at http://snipbfp.org/1fs0vwI