ILO workshop provides insight on municipalities' green resources

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AMMAN — The International Labor Organization (ILO), with funding from the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, represented by the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation, opened a training workshop on green labor-intensive projects, implemented as part of the project “Towards a More Inclusive Economy”, which aims to provide immediate job generation and enterprise development for vulnerable refugees and host communities in Jordan.اضافة اعلان

The five-day event comes under the partnerships launched to support Jordan's Ministry of Local Administration in refining Jordan's most vulnerable workers' skills, producing administrative outcomes to advance the status of the targeted municipalities, developing their policies, and integrating modern business methods, according to a joint statement by the ministry and the ILO, carried by the Jordan News Agency, Petra.

The workshop targets 25 engineers from the Local Administration Minister and the Kingdom's municipalities, focusing on municipalities in Syrian refugee-hosting communities in the northern governorates of Irbid and Mafraq, the ministry’s Director of Solid Waste Management Unit Basem Saeedh said.

ILO Project Manager Aya Kasasbeh said the coordination between the ILO and the ministry has achieved "positive" results that will lead to fulfilling the project's "desired goals” including to reduce environmental risks associated with climate change and promote the concept of eradicating poverty and unemployment by preserving natural resources.

The workshop comprises training sessions on implementing green labor-intensive projects and field visits to three labor-intensive areas in Naour, Amman, to team up efforts to launch a conscious environmental culture to support municipalities, the statement concluded.

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