Supporting Grass-Roots Activities through the International Employers’ and Workers’ Network (SGRA) in Vietnam (October)

Group photo at the 1st Training of Trainers seminar

JILAF visited the Vietnamese capital of Hanoi from October 8 (Monday) to 11 (Thursday) for the SGRA project (Supporting Grass-Roots Activities through the International Employers’ and Workers’ Network), which JILAF is implementing with grants from the Japanese government (Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare). The second meeting of the Dissemination Promotion Committee, which consists of representatives of the central government, labour, and management in Vietnam, as well as the International Labour Organization (ILO), and the first Training of Trainers seminar for members of the Hanoi Dissemination Working Committee, comprising representatives of the government, labour, and management in Hanoi, were held during this period.

At the second meeting of the Dissemination Promotion Committee on October 9, the participants from JILAF, Vietnam’s government, labour, and management, and the ILO discussed specific activities in the two districts where the project is being implemented (Hanoi and Dong Thap) and the compilation of a toolkit containing useful information for livelihood improvement.

On the following day, October 10, the first Training of Trainers seminar was held with the participation of 16 people, including members of the Hanoi Dissemination Working Committee. In the seminar, the participants heard an outline of the SGRA project and deepened their understanding of the present state of informal-sector workers in Vietnam and related issues. Director General Ounkham Boungnaseng of the Labour Protection Department and Director General of the International Department at the Lao Federation of Trade Unions (LFTU), who are key members of the SGRA project in Laos, also attended the seminar to share information on efforts in Laos and know-how about the development of activities. Bearing in mind their comments, the Vietnamese participants ended the seminar by compiling specific action plans for activities in Hanoi, including the organization of cyclo (three-wheeled bicycle taxi) drivers.

Schedule

DateContents
10/08Mon2nd Dissemination Promotion Committee meeting
10/09Tue1st Training of Trainers seminar

Photos of the Participants

Group photo at the 2nd Dissemination Promotion Committee meeting

Scene of the 2nd Dissemination Promotion Committee meeting

Explanation of the SGRA project at the 1st Training of Trainers seminar

Sharing information about the SGRA project in Laos

Explanation of informal-sector workers in Vietnam

Presentation by a member of the Dissemination Working Committee