ERIC Number: ED308301
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Vocational Training for Women Refugees in Africa: Guide-lines from Selected Field Projects. Training Discussion Paper No. 26.
In addition to describing how training programs for African refugees fail to meet the needs of women (who along with children are the majority of refugees), this document offers guidelines for improving the programs and, thus, the productivity and incomes of women refugees. The first section, called "Women Refugees: The Overlooked Majority," describes problems with current training programs. The second section, "Selected Experiences," reviews a sample of training projects in Somalia, the Sudan, Zaire, Djibouti, Lesotho, and Kenya that are either designed exclusively for women or that include training services for women. Section three relates some common findings among programs. Guidelines for improving refugee training programs are provided in the fourth section, and a list of 18 references concludes the document. The guidelines include suggestions to conduct needs assessments regularly because needs change from those of urgent survival to those that emerge in more stable situations; provide child care for trainees; select the training objectives that the women trainees support; consider supporting small scale enterprises in areas where long-term business development is not relevant; and offer training only for occupations that are in demand, including those considered to be nontraditional for women. (CML)
Descriptors: Adult Vocational Education, Developing Nations, Economic Development, Females, Foreign Countries, Labor Force Development, Refugees, Trainees, Trainers, Training Methods
ILO Publications, International Labour Office, CH-1211, Geneva 22, Switzerland.
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Labour Office, Geneva (Switzerland).
Identifiers - Location: Africa