JILAF visited Hanoi from April 24 (Wednesday) to 26 (Friday) on the occasion of the fiscal 2019 start in Vietnam of 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). Discussions focused on annual plans and specific activities based on the fiscal 2019 project policy.
JILAF began SGRA dissemination projects in Vietnam and Sri Lanka in fiscal 2017 and pilot projects in fiscal 2018. These pilot projects are entering their second year in fiscal 2019.
During the visit to Hanoi, the 1st Dissemination Promotion Committee meeting of fiscal 2019 was held to discuss annual plans and specific activities. The Dissemination Promotion Committee consists of representatives of Vietnam’s central government, labour, and management (the Ministry of Labour, Invalids, and Social Affairs, Vietnam General Confederation of Labour [VGCL], and Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry [VCCI]), as well as the International Labour Organization (ILO) and JILAF.
In Vietnam, pilot projects are scheduled to be conducted in the capital of Hanoi and the central district of Da Nang. The planned targeted occupations of informal-sector workers in these districts are cyclo (three-wheeled bicycle taxi) drivers in Hanoi and home workers in the marble processing industry in Da Nang. Activities for these informal-sector workers are scheduled to include (1) the holding of Life Support Seminars to provide useful livelihood improvement information, (2) vocational skill development training, and (3) consideration of mutual-aid organizations.
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