Decent Work Training

15.03.21 - 26.03.21

At YBI, our motto is to help young people to move from being “job seekers”, to being “job creators” through entrepreneurship.

When young people become entrepreneurs, they not only create jobs for themselves, but also for other people and help drive economic growth locally.

So, it is crucial that entrepreneurs are familiar with and follow decent work principles, such as providing just and favourable remuneration for themselves and their employees, a safe and hygienic environment to work, the right to rest and leisure, and the access to their rights without discrimination of any kind (e.g., race, gender, religion, etc.).

To help its members to promote these principles among the entrepreneurs they support, YBI, with support from Catalystas Consulting, has conducted a research in 2020 that culminated with the development of a training in Decent Work under its partnership with Ikea Foundation. Originally focused on India and Bangladesh, the training has been slightly adapted to a global audience and this is the first opportunity for other YBI members to join.

Who is the training for?

The training is aimed at programme managers, trainers, coaches, and mentors who work directly with entrepreneurs and wish to bring content on decent work for them.

How is the training structured?

The training consists of two one-hour live sessions (one at the beginning and one at the end) and nine self-paced modules that can be accessed via Google Classroom, over the course of two weeks.

The total duration of the course is around 5 hours (2 hours of live sessions and 3 hours to complete the self-paced modules). The modules also include some optional exercises, that would take you two more hours to complete.

What will you gain from the programme?

In this training, you will learn about the decent work principles and how they are relevant for MSMEs, and we will highlight how MSMEs can use these principles to their advantage.


We have a limited number of places for the training, so before you register, please make sure you meet all the following requirements: 

  • Having a native or intermediate level of English 
  • Having access to the internet  
  • Being able to complete all 9 modules and join the 2 live sessions (according to the schedule below), during the two weeks of the training.


Registration until 14th March

Training from 15th to 26th March

Live sessions (one-hour long) on the following days:

  • Monday, 15th March at 1:00 pm (GMT)
  • Friday, 26th March at 1:00 pm (GMT)

How to register

Sign up for the training here.

After submitting your registration form, YBI will contact you via e-mail within a few days to confirm your participation and share the instructions for joining the live sessions and to access the training on Google Classroom.


If you have any queries, please contact Carol Appel, Head of Training at YBI, via e-mail (

Those who make it possible

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IKEA Foundation

IKEA Foundation

Citi Foundation

Citi Foundation

Standard Chartered Foundation

Standard Chartered Foundation

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