Advancing Inclusive Labor Market in Curaçao: Exploring Innovative Approaches

Speakers / Panel

Social Economic Council – Raul Henriquez

Welcome address

University of Curaçao – Dr. Francis de Lanoy

Bridging the gap between education and the labor market
The role and responsibility of secondary and tertiary educational institutions in capacity building to support inclusive labour markets.

Human Rights Defense Curaçao – Ieteke ‘Inchi’ Witteveen

Inclusion from a local human rights perspective.

International Labour Organization – Keynote speaker: John Bliek

Skills for effective socio-economic integration of migrants
The positive impact that migrants can have on local economies, with focus on skills and how to develop those skills to become employed or entrepreneur, again from a holistic approach of not only looking at the migrant but also to the host communities and their needs for economic growth and economic diversification.

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees – Melissa Johns

The benefits of socioeconomic inclusion of refugees and migrants and best practice examples from major host countries across Latin America and the Caribbean.

Curaçao Investment and Export Promotion Agency (CINEX) – Jeanette Bonet

Entrepreneurial perspectives on labor market inclusion.