Members of the Pacific Islands Private Sector Organisation (PIPSO) Board and staff participated in an online training by the ILO’s International Training Centre Programme for Employers Activities (ITC-ILO/ACTEMP)). The ITC is the training arm of the ILO and runs training, learning and capacity development services for governments, employers’ organizations, workers’ organizations and other national and international partners in support of Decent Work and sustainable development. It is based in Turin, Italy. 

The online workshop was on Good and effective Governance for PIPSO. It is a training area that was identified by the Board to be held as PIPSO is undergoing organisational reforms, and timely to undertake such a training as a refresher.  Leading up to the workshop, ITC conducted a survey with present and past PIPSO Board members, and the feedback and results helped formulate and tailor the workshop content specifically for PIPSO. 

The three-hour workshop covered the principles, and the institutions and instruments of good governance and included specificities pertaining to and to apply to Employers and Business Member Organizations like PIPSO, and its members. It was especially interesting to hear of similar challenges being faced by EBMO’s in other regions and the lessons and best practices shared. 

PIPSO CEO Alisi Tuqa extended her gratitude to ITC and ILO ACTEMP and added that, “this workshop supports and complements the work PIPSO is doing internally, and reinforced by the cooperation agreement signed recently to further promote a more structured, strategic and sustainable approach to capacity building of Employer and Business Membership Organisations in the region.”

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