Sveriges tidigare ambassadör till Kambodja, Anna Maj Hultgård, vid ett besök på en textilfabrik i Kambodja.

Sveriges tidigare ambassadör till Kambodja, Anna Maj Hultgård, vid ett besök på en textilfabrik i Kambodja.

Foto: Sida

DEVELOPMENT TALKS

Social dialogue – a tool for development?

Uppdaterad: 21 april 2017

When: Tuesday 9th of May, 2017
Time: 14.00 – 16.30 (Registration from 13.30)
Venue: Sida, Valhallavägen 199, Stockholm (Oasen)

When our Swedish government presented the Global Deal initiative last year, together with the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the OECD, social dialogue was placed on the international policy agenda. Social dialogue can be seen as a tool for conflict resolution, development and consensus at the work place. For employees, the target may be better wages and working conditions, while companies may see it as an investment to increase productivity and employment stability.

Sweden has a long experience of social dialogue, but can this be a means towards decent work and inclusive growth also for developing countries?

Sida has recently developed innovative forms of collaboration together with private companies, trade unions and the ILO to promote social dialogue in several countries. What does this mean for development cooperation in practice? And can this kind of aid really help to reduce poverty, when the majority of the people living in poverty in Sida’s partner countries are not formally employed?

The advantages, challenges and complex reality of using social dialogue as a tool for development cooperation will be discussed, illustrated by a concrete example: the Public-Private Development Partnership on Industrial Relations in Cambodia.

Welcome to a Development Talks organised by Sida and LO (the Swedish Trade Union Confederation) in collaboration!

The event is free of charge. Please register here by Thursday the 4th of May.

 

Moderator: Susanna Ahlfors, Sida

PROGRAMME

13:30 Coffee and registration

14:00 Introduction: What is social dialogue?
Including short film

14:20 Why do we support social dialogue?
Lennart Båge, Acting Director General, Sida
Karl-Petter Thorwaldsson, Chairman, LO (the Swedish Trade Union Confederation)

14:40 What is the Global Deal?
Sofia Östmark, Ambassador, the Global Deal secretariat
Susan Hayter, Senior Labour Relations Specialist, ILO (International Labour Organization)

15:00 Coffee break

15:20 Supporting Social Dialogue in Practice: The Case of Cambodia
Lars-Åke Bergqvist, Sustainability Business Expert, Hennes & Mauritz
Mats Svensson, International Secretary, IF Metall
Susan Hayter, Senior Labour Relations Specialist, ILO
Andreas Johansson, Sida Program Officer and First Secretary, the Swedish embassy in Cambodia

15:55 What is the role and potential of social dialogue in development cooperation?
Sofia Östmark, Ambassador, the Global Deal secretariat
Susan Hayter, Senior Labour Relations Specialist, ILO
Jonas Borglin, CEO, NIR, Näringslivets Internationella råd (International Council of Swedish Industry)
Karl-Petter Thorwaldsson, Chairman, LO
Gun Eriksson Skoog, Senior Policy Specialist Employment, Sida

16:30 End


Sidansvarig: Sidas kommunikationsenhet

  • tip a friend
  • share
Tipsa en vän