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Employers meet in Walvis Bay for regional conference

06 January 2017 – Representatives of employer organisations in east, central and southern Africa converge on Walvis Bay next month for a major regional Employers’ Conference.

Scheduled for 14 and 15 February 2017 at the Protea Pelican Bay Hotel, some 40 senior officials representing employers’ organisations from as far as Kenya, Rwanda and Ethiopia, will discuss the importance of employment for economic growth, poverty alleviation, capacity building and sustainable development.

Also present will be senior specialists from the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the International Organization of Employers (IOE) in Geneva, Switzerland and from Business Africa.

The theme for 2017 is “Training for Development and Job creation especially for Youth Employment”

The Namibian Employers Federation (NEF) this week issued an advance notification for all employers to diarise the upcoming conference. “Full detail of the guests of honour and speakers together with the programme will be made available nearer the time, but we expect prominent Namibian business personalities to make presentations” stated the NEF.

Namibia is the 2017 host nation for employers’ organisations from east, central and southern Africa.

The conference is usually over two days and the theme can be selected by the host country with agreement from the International Organization of Employers (IOE). The discussions focus on addressing social and economic issues, helping the private sector grow at regional level, boosting employment creation, assisting the informal economy, poverty alleviation and sustainable development.

The conference will also focus on strengthening employers’ organizations by providing new and better service delivery to members and companies.

More Information can be obtained from Helena Veico at [email protected] or telephone +264-61-244089.

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