| On 11-15 June 2018, the Green Jobs Programme of the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the ILO International Training Centre (ITC-ILO) are holding a course on 'Green building and construction: Pathway towards inclusive growth and the creation of decent and green jobs'.
Faced with the increased demand for affordable quality housing, many countries in Africa, Asia and South America have recognized the potential of green building and construction in terms of social, economic and environmental development. Greening the building and construction industry can lead to the creation of a significant numbers of green and decent jobs, while contributing to environmental sustainability and improving access to quality housing, especially for lower and middle-income population groups. But how do you start "greening" your building and construction business while remaining competitive and affordable? What "eco-system" is needed to facilitate the transition to a greener built environment? What actors do you involve? What kind of policies need to be developed? What skills set is required? What are the implications for job creation? Drawing on concrete experiences and case studies, this course will contribute to a better understanding of the conditions required for developing green building and construction at country level. Some training sessions will be shared with the course "Energy transition: Perspectives and opportunities for the world of work" scheduled for the same week.
Government representatives in the field of building and construction (policy development and implementation, finance, TEVETA) and sustainable development (finance, training authorities, housing); private-sector business and workers' associations at all stages of the building and construction value chain.
As an Organization dedicated to promoting social justice and internationally recognized human and labour rights, the ILO is taking a leading role in international efforts to foster gender equality. In line with this ILO focus, women are particularly encouraged to apply to ITCILO courses.
This inter-regional course will take place at the ILO International Training Centre in Turin, Italy. It will be delivered by experts from the ILO, ITC-ILO and other organisations working closely with the ILO Green Jobs Programme in the area of building and construction. Course contents are organised according to the following flow:
Day 1 – Basics of green building and construction: concepts and approaches
Day 2 – Policy frameworks merging labour, social and environmental dimension of green building and construction
Day 3 – Green skills and site guided tour in green certified building
Day 4 – Private sector development in green building and construction
Day 5 – Orienting national strategies towards green building and construction
The course will be conducted in English. Hence a good knowledge of the working language is required.
How to apply:
Deadline for application: 18 May 2018
Candidates must submit through the website the following documents:
on-line application form duly filled in, available at:
letter from the sponsor indicating financial support (or letter from the applicant stating that participation cost is covered by himself/herself), to be uploaded when filling in the on-line application Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Information and Costs
The total cost of participation is EUR 2215 covering tuition fees (EUR 1600) and subsistence costs (EUR 615).
Participants must ensure that they have a valid passport and appropriate visa for Italy, and for any country in which a transit or stopover to or from the course venue is required.
The cost of the visa, airport taxes, internal travel in the participant’s home country and unauthorized stopovers is not covered.