ILO in Africa

  • Our impact, their voices

    Young entrepreneurs in Tanzania: Where are they now?

    The ILO Kazi Nje Nje BDS apprenticeship programme for young people created 51,489 new businesses and 28,834 jobs in sectors including retail, services, manufacturing and agriculture.

  • Future of Work

    Landmark Future of Work event kicks off at ILO

    Policy thinkers from around the globe gather at the ILO for a two-day conference on the Future of Work starting on Thursday. The event is open to an online public, who can watch the entire conference in streaming and use social media to interact with the panellists.

  • © Christine Bedenis, Challenging Heights

    International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade, 25 March

    Caught in slavery's nets - testimony of a child in slavery

    On Ghana’s Lake Volta, thousands of children are exploited in the fishing industry, forced to carry out dangerous jobs that put their lives at risk. ​Here is the story of a boy who managed to escape.

What's new

  1. Women entrepreneurs in Zimbabwe strive for a brighter future

    19 April 2017

    A new generation of female African entrepreneurs is beginning to spring up across the continent. In Zimbabwe, an ILO project is improving living conditions of women and their families in rural areas by promoting entrepreneurship.

  2. Young entrepreneurs in Tanzania: Where are they now?

    12 April 2017

    The ILO Kazi Nje Nje BDS apprenticeship programme for young people created 51,489 new businesses and 28,834 jobs in sectors including retail, services, manufacturing and agriculture.

  3. © Rajendra Shaw / Oxfam 2017

    International Women's Day 2017

    The ILO marked International Women’s Day with the launch of a ground-breaking new report which provides a global snapshot of attitudes about women and work for the first time ever. The report, which is based on data from the Gallup World Poll, was launched a special event at Gallup headquarters in Washington D.C. Speakers included actor, producer and activist Eva Longoria.

Key resources

  1. Social protection

    Social protection for social cohesion

    Why Social protection is not a luxury but an investment in productivity for Africa’s sustainable development.

  2. Labour Migration

    Labour Migration Governance in Africa

    How to link migration and mobility issues of Africa with sustainable development goals.

  3. The ILO helps protect rights and
deliver HIV prevention, treatment, care and support

    HIV/ADIS

    Fighting AIDS and transforming lives in Africa

    The ILO, in partnership with Sida, implemented an innovative economic empowerment program for vulnerable communities in Southern and East Africa.