Convergence among policy and sectoral development undertakings through researches and consultation process among shareholders is a requisite to realize sustainable growth. The policy directions and recommendations should complement the ongoing industrial roadmapping initiative of the Department of Trade and Industry, together with the private sector, which seeks to develop strategies toward positive outcomes in priority industries/sectors.
Cultural Heritage Tourism Employment Forum
11 July 2012 / Ortigas Foundation Library
Based on the Joint Foreign Chambers of Commerce Arangkada report, 35% of the labor force is in agriculture and yet Philippine food exports account only for 5% of the ASEAN-6. This Forum sponsored with the American Chamber of Commerce looks into Human Resource Best Practices and Industry Trends in Agribusiness that can improve the prospects and employment potentials of the Philippine Agribusiness industry.
MEN LEFT BEHIND: The Social Costs of Feminized Labor Migration in the Philippines 07 March 2012 /Bayleaf Hotel/Intramuros, Manila
In partnership with the United Nations (UN) Women Philippine Office, the ILS organized its 4th Strategic Conversations with a theme that primarily centered on Gender Equality in the Workplace and concern for the plight of the Filipino Women Migrant Workers. As such, the 4th ILS-UN Women Strategic Conversations sought to analyze and study the goals and objectives of the government’s agenda of inclusive growth not only from the lens of labor policy but also that of gender equality.
In the Philippines, there has been a rise of social enterprises that caters specifically on gender-sensitive sustainable enterprises, particularly for the informal sector. With the daunting challenge of the increasing number of natural disasters in the country and its devastating impact on lives, property and jobs, particularly the poor, a great number of social enterprises have gravitated on developing social enterprises that not only cater to their economic needs but are sustainable as well. It is this unique convergence of social protection, gender and climate change that espouses the very essence of inclusive growth wherein people are empowered to contribute to development, while equitably benefiting from the continuous yet sustainable expansion of economic pie. Under the Philippine Labor Employment Plan (LEP-2011-2016), the Department of Labor and Employment has committed to realize sustainable enterprises as a source of decent and productive employment for Filipino workers.