Inaugural labour conference for next month


The Institute for Labour and Employment Studies (ILES) is hosting the inaugural annual labour conference on July 7-8, 2022 at the Gaborone International Conference Centre (GICC) in Gaborone.

The conference, to be held under the theme, “Building back better post the COVID-19 pandemic: Decent work and inclusive social protection systems”, will bring together industry captains with distinguished speakers and experts in panel discussions on labour issues.

The event, through the theme and sub themes, will accord an opportunity for stakeholders to engage and share experiences on new ways and inclusive technologies of doing business. Furthermore, participants will engage and make recommendations that promote integrated policy reforms that are gender sensitive. In addition, the conference will deliberate on mental health issues that help mitigate the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on workers’ personal and professional lives.

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