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UNIDO Launched Labour Market Survey in Khartoum State

KHARTOUM, 7 August 2019 – Understanding the labour market and business opportunities are essential for a demand driven technical and vocational training system in a country. It is essential that the vocational training programmes are designed which responds to the challenges faced by the labour market. Therefore, a new labour market assessment has been instituted by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and Khartoum State Supreme Council for Human Development and Labour (SCHDL) which will provide baseline analysis of supply of skills and labour market needs in Khartoum State. Survey will provide an overall assessment of economic, social and technical drivers of market growth and overview of current labour market trends and snapshots of businesses opinions on training and skills needs under the formal and non-formal economies in the Khartoum State.
The assessment will be executed by the Elasima Centre for Training, Labour and Migration Studies. Survey commenced with a launching workshop on 6th August at UNIDO office which was attended by a number of government institutions, UN agencies, NGOs and private sector representatives including Federal Ministry of Labour and Administrative Reform, Ministry of Industry and Investment, Ministry of Social Security, SCVTA, ILO, UNHCR, UNDP, UNESCO, IOM, Italian Cooperation, CTC group, Mina Group, Small Industries and Craftsmen Union (SICU), Bitmakly Organization, University of Khartoum, etc. The workshop was opened by Dr. Abdelati Mohamed Kheir, Secretary General of SCHDL.
The workshop was conducted in the frame of the European Union funded UNIDO Project on Employment and Entrepreneurship Development for Sudanese Migrant Youth, Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Host Communities in Khartoum State. The project is funded by the European Union (EU) and main project objective is to enhance employment opportunities and stimulate entrepreneurship for unemployed youth including migrants, refugees, asylum seekers and host communities in Khartoum State. The project is implemented by UNIDO in collaboration with the Supreme Council for the Human Development Labour, Khartoum State, and other stakeholders.

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For more information, please contact:
Ram Kishore Prasad Singh
Chief Technical Advisor
EEDK-RDPP Project, UNIDO, Khartoum, Sudan
Mobile: +249 116754679
Email: R.Singh@unido.org

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