The Future of Work in Rural Economies by International Labour Organization, Turin, 9-20 December

Global Commission on the Future of Work. International Labour Office is organizing an Academy on rural development. 

This new edition of the Academy covers a wide variety of topics related to the promotion of decent work in the rural economy in the context of the future of work. The Academy stimulates sharing of experiences on the latest approaches, initiatives and partnerships that promote rural development and decent and sustainable work in the rural economy. The two-week programme is built around plenaries and elective courses, in which cutting-edge topics are presented and discussed, facilitated by experts from the ILO and key UN Agencies, as well as by other leading international experts. It will provide structured knowledge-sharing opportunities, making use of interactive learning methodologies.

The Academy includes:

  • Plenary sessions to discuss a wide variety of issues related to the future of work in the rural economy globally
  • A high-level opening panel with participation of different UN agencies to highlight the policy priorities for decent work in the rural economy
  • A knowledge fair in which participants can showcase and discuss tools and practices from initiatives from their countries and localities
  • Twelve elective courses with a practical learning focus providing further insight on a variety of topics
  • Study visits to innovative rural initiatives

This new edition of the Academy covers a wide variety of topics related to the promotion of decent work in the rural economy in the context of the future of work.

Participants to this Academy will:

  • Acquire knowledge, tools and practical methods to promoting decent work in the rural economy in the changing world of work, adaptable to their own national and local contexts;
  • Share experiences and knowledge while learning from a community of practitioners with common interests in rural development;
  • Gain a deeper understanding of the roles of policy makers, including workers and employers organizations, required for the promotion of integrated and inclusive rural development

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