17th Regional Seminar for Labor Based Practitioners

17th Regional Seminar for Labor Based Practitioners - Addis Ababa - 13-17 November 2017

The theme of this edition is: "Delivering on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): The Employment–intensive Investment Approach". Participants will discuss the role and contribution of employment-intensive approaches in achieving the SDG outcomes mainly focussing on building national capacities for employment creation, expanding employment-based social protection floor and conserving the environment - including addressing climate change and its adverse effects.

The seminar brings together practitioners, planners, policy makers, researchers, funding and development partners – and all others involved in infrastructure development from the African region and beyond to discuss developments, share experience and ideas on the application of labour-based technology.

The five-day seminar will consist of plenary paper presentations and discussions, as well as breakaway sessions for smaller group discussions on specific topics and issues. One full day will be dedicated to field visits to labour-based works sites in and around Addis Ababa.