Workshop participant Yolantha Yallop (centre) receiving her certificate from ILO-DWT Director Dennis Zulu (left) and Keith Bell, Minister of Labour and Immigration.
The International Labour Organisation (ILO) in
collaboration with the National Tripartite Council (NTC) recently
convened an intensive induction Results-Based Management (RBM) and
Based Management applies to all stages of the ILO’s programming cycle,
including programme planning, implementation, reporting and evaluation.
The ILO is a United Nations agency whose mandate is to advance social
and economic justice through setting international labour standards.
event, held at the Margaritaville Beach Resort, is an immediate
follow-up to the launch of the second generation Decent Work Country
Programme (DWCP) for The Bahamas: 2021-2026 launched on December 6,
registration for the International Labour Organisation Decent Work Technical Workshop
Decent Work Team was led by Mr Dennis Zulu, Director, and Mr Lars Johansen, Deputy Director. Mrs Ingerlyn Caines-Francis,
Senior Programme Officer and all
technical specialists also took part in the sessions either in person or virtually.
Martin, Chairman of the National Tripartite Council, saw the highlight
of the five-day Results Based Management Training and Work Plan Exercise
as the keynote address from the Minister of Labour and Immigration,
"He provided a strong national
mandate from the Government for the National Tripartite to facilitate
engagement and collaboration with Government Departments, the private
sector and private and public institutions in their pursuit of the
DWCP’s implementation and monitoring", she said.
ILO Decent Work Team and Office for the Caribbean, Mr Dennis Zulu, Director delivering remarks at the closing ceremony RBM training workshop
"This was the first time a Government articulated and gave teeth to what was statutory in the National Tripartite Act."
am well-pleased to know that there are at least 40 Bahamians, from all
walks of life, age groups, and different islands who are now capable of
launching a national program from concept to implementation (impact,
output, deliverables, budget, outcome, and so on) using the RBM tool
taught by the ILO-DWT (Decent Work Technical Team."
the end of the training, a formal ceremony took place, where members of
the Decent Work Country Programme Steering Committee were announced.
Martin said that there were so many people to thank for the successful
event, but noted that the diligent teamwork of the ILO-DWT and the NTC
must be credited for the overall planning. She added that the support of
the Minister of Labour and Immigration as well as his Parliamentary
Colleagues, the Social Partners, public and private technical partners
was "the wind that drove the project towards its goal".
Ms. Sharon Martin, Chair of the National Tripartite Council during the opening session of the ILO-DWT workshop
She proudly announced: “Yes, the goal for Phase 1 of the Decent Work Country Program is met!"
completed a Work Plan for Implementation and all three of our
priorities have deliverables that are budgeted for the next budget
cycle. We have shared our Work Plans with the ILO-DWT and we are ready
to move towards a Cabinet Presentation.”
of the ILO team along with staff from the National Tripartite Council
paid a courtesy call to social partners on Grand Bahama during their
visit to The Bahamas. Meetings were held with Minister for Grand Bahama
the Honourable Ginger Maria Moxey, the Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce
and representatives of the Grand Bahama chapters of the trade unions.