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Business Botswana Attended The East,Central And Southern Africa Employers Organisation (ECSAEO) Conference

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26 Apr, 2018

Business Botswana attended the East Central and Southern Africa Employers Organization Conference (ECSAEO) held from 26 to 27 April 2018 in Kampala, Uganda, co-organized by the Uganda Federation of Employers and supported by the International Organization of Employers (IOE. The annual Conference drew participants from eighteen (18) countries from East, Central and Southern Africa where they discussed and shared experiences on employment creation, the informal economy, poverty alleviation and sustainable development. The theme for this year’s conference was Creation of sustainable jobs for young people.’’

The discussions focused on addressing social and economic issues, helping the private sector grow at regional level, boosting employment creation, assisting the informal economy, poverty alleviation and sustainable development.

Employers’ Organizations have a duty to ensure that addressing the skills gap remains one of their highest priorities for advocacy to influence public sector policy across the sub-Saharan Africa region. The youth need to be equipped with skills that match labour market demands. Therefore, a time bound action plan was to assist the private sector grow at regional level, boost employment and create sustainable development.