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Networking (International and National)

Aim & Activities

V.V. Giri National Labour Institute is mandated to forge professional collaborations with major international and national institutions involved with labour and related issues.

International Collaboration

The Institute has over the years forged collaborations with international institutions like International Labour Organisation (ILO), United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), World Health Organisation (WHO), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), International Institute for Labour Studies (IILS) etc. for undertaking various research and training activities. In the recent past, a number of innovative initiatives have been taken not only to strengthen the collaborations with organizations like ILO, UNDP and UNICEF but also to forge new and long-term collaborations with institutions like Japan Institute of Labour Policy and Training (JILPT), Korea Labour Institute (KLI), International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and International Training Centre (ITC), Turin of International Labour Organisation (ILO), National Institute of Labour Studies of Sri Lanka, UN Women, IGK Work and Human Lifecycle in Global History, Humboldt University, Germany and Centre for Modern Indian Studies, University of Gottingen, Germany. The major areas of collaborations include: Child Labour: Labour Migration, Social Security, Gender Issues, Skill Development, Labour History, Decent Work and Training Interventions related to Labour.

The Institute is also currently empanelled as a training institution for organizing international training programmes under the ITEC scheme of the Ministry of External Affairs, Govt. of India. During year 2018-2019, the Institute organized six international training programmes on major themes like Leadership Development, Labour and Employment Relations in a Globalising Economy, Protection and Health Security, Skill Development and Employment Generation, Gender Issues in Labour and International Labour Standards and Promotion of Gender Equality at the workplace. Since empanelment in 1999, the institute has conducted so far 91 training programmes with participation of 2086 trainees from 118 countries.

V.V. Giri National Labour Institute (VVGNLI) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with International Training Centre (ITC) of International Labour Organisation (ILO) Turin on 28th November 2018 extending the collaboration for another five years for professional collaboration. The MoU envisages to expand the collaboration between the two institutions in training activities to promote decent work for all. The two organisations will work together in areas of mutual interest for activities, inter alia, related to (i) organising collaborative training and education programmes; (ii) developing training modules; and (iii) faculty exchange. Such a collaboration is expected to result in upgradation of technical capacities of both the institutions in responding to the challenges emanating from transformations in the world of work. Through this collaboration, VVGNLI aims to evolve itself as a training institution for the Asia and the Pacific region to begin with and developing it further as an internationally acclaimed centre of excellence in training on labour and related issues. During 2017–18, under MoU with ILO- ITC, Turin, the institute conducted 08 specialised training programmes for the officials of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. The Institute is committed to sustain international networking and hopes to forge more long term collaborations with leading international institutions, especially in relation to undertaking collaborative research and training activities, promoting faculty exchange programmes, and organising international/regional workshops and seminars.

National Collaborations

The Institute has a MoU with reputed Institutions like the Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow (IIM-L); National Institute of Rural Development & Panchayat Raj, Hyderabad (NIRD&PR); Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Guwahati (TISS-G); Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Kolkata etc. for conducting training and research in the various facets of labour. The Institute also conducts collaborative training programmes with Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Labour Studies, Mumbai; Mahatma Gandhi Labour Institute, Gandhinagar; Gandhigram Rural Institute, Tamil Nadu; Tripura University; State Labour Institute of Odisha, Kerala, West Bengal, Dashrath Manjhi Institute of Labour and Employment Studies, Bihar etc. for different social partners and stakeholders in different areas of labour, skill development, employment etc. On 9th April 2018, an MoU was signed between VVGNLI and NIRD&PR to conduct joint training programmes and research in labour and related areas. The training and research programmes conducted alongwith the International and National Institutions are theme specific conducted by the faculty of different centres. For any further information, please contact:

Director General, VVGNLI (dg[dot]vvgnli[at]gov[dot]in)