Articles

2017

  1. © GC Communication 2017

    How Kenya’s construction industry boosts green jobs and housing

    26 May 2017

    Innovative ILO project aims to reduce Kenya’s vulnerability to climate risks and improve livelihoods among traditional pastoralist communities.

  2. Zambia Commemorates International Labour Day

    01 May 2017

    International Labor Day is celebrated yearly as an official holiday all over the world to celebrate the accomplishments of workers. This year’s theme was “Securing Decent Work for Sustainable Social –Economic Development”

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Social Protection Public Lectures Series Launched in Lusaka

    16 March 2017

    First public lecture attracts more than 500 participants for discussions on Domestic Social Protection Financing: Cost or Investment?

  6. Employment Opportunities through Apprenticeship scheme for Youth in Bosasso

    03 February 2017

    Fishing industry in Somalia has high potential for growth and job creation especially for the youth.

2016

  1. Why achieving SDG Goal 8 on Decent Work and Economic Growth is critical for Kenya

    08 December 2016

    This article was co-authored by Dr. Mary Kawar, Director of ILO Country Office for Tanzania, Burundi, Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda, and Mr. Siddharth Chatterjee, United Nations Resident Coordinator for Kenya.

  2. The Future of Work National Dialogue

    13 November 2016

    The Future of Work initiative engages ILO constituents and other stakeholders across society

  3. How rural communities are being empowered and deciding on quality jobs and skills needed in their areas

    11 November 2016

    ILO’s Chief Technical Advisor in Mozambique, Ana Cristina Paulo, talks about the "Skills for Employment and Productivity in Low Income Countries” project being implemented by the ILO, with support from KOICA of South Korea project, now approaching the midpoint of its three-year period.

  4. Foundation stone laying ceremony for Jowhar Gravel Road

    02 November 2016

    The foundation stone for Jowhar gravel road was laid in a ceremony held on the 2nd November 2016 in Jowhar district. The stone was laid by His Excellency Ali Abdullahi Guudlawe the Vice President of Hir- Shabelle state.

  5. Access Bank Rwanda empowers women with entrepreneurship skills

    17 October 2016

    Access Bank Rwanda’s Women Banking, ‘W Initiative’, recently held business trainings for women. The program is a joint initiative with the Business Development Fund (BDF) and the International Labour Organisation (ILO) offered to female customers interested in starting and those looking forward to improving their business.

  6. Kenya’s National Assembly Adopts the National Policy on Elimination of Child Labour

    06 October 2016

    On 06 October 2016, Kenya’s parliament debated and passed the national policy on elimination of child labour; commonly known as Sessional Paper number 1 of 2015 on the National Policy on Elimination of Child Labour.

  7. Formalizing the Informal Sector

    03 October 2016

    ILO provides a guide in the transition of workers from the informal sector to the formal sector in South Africa, Malawi and Mozambique.

  8. Najma’s story: “Informed migration is safe migration”

    30 September 2016

    Desperate to go abroad to work and escape poverty, Najma initially turned to a broker for help. But, what she learned at an ILO-funded training course made her realize she had been cheated.

  9. Women beneficiaries lead the way on farming at Nyanga field day

    15 September 2016

    Field days are a common practice in Zimbabwe’s agricultural communities. As women are fully engaged in productive activities, these days help to showcase good crops and provide a platform to extend ILO-supported technical advice on farming practices.

  10. What does water have to do with work? In Malawi, plenty

    28 August 2016

    The linkages between jobs and water in a southern African country affected by drought, water supply and limited sanitation infrastructure.

  11. © Lydur Skulason 2017

    Policy coherence needed to turn trade into an engine for growth in Africa

    19 July 2016

    Trade and investment can be drivers of inclusive growth for sustainable development in Africa, says the ILO’s Deputy Director-General for Field Operations and Partnerships, Gilbert Houngbo, at UNCTAD 14 in Nairobi but calls for more integrated policies to realize that potential.

  12. Empowering a Woman Economically means Empowering every part of her life

    17 July 2016

    Women’s Economic Empowerment Project is a joint initiative between UN Women and International Labour Organization (ILO) with the support of Swedish International Cooperation Agency (SIDA). The project helps women build their credit portfolio stabilizing their income, raising their standard of living, and reorienting themselves and their families.

  13. In Mutoko, decent work leads to improved living conditions

    15 July 2016

    Mutoko residents tell us how the Work Improvement in Neighbourhood Development (WIND) programme has helped them to improve their lives.

  14. “We should never get used to child labour”

    17 June 2016

    Artists from the West African country travelled to the International Labour Conference in Geneva to remind everyone that child labour is still a reality that needs to be fought.