Programmes and projects

Technical cooperation programmes and projects implemented are one of the main means of action to support constituents in promoting decent work in the African region and to give effect to the Decent Work Agenda in Africa 2007-15.

Since 2002, a total of 560 technical cooperation programmes and projects have been approved for the African region, with a total budget of US$545.2 million. Practically all countries in the region have benefited from such interventions. As of December 2011, there were 205 active technical cooperation projects being managed by the ILO in the African region.

2021

  1. University Centers for Career Development

    1 May 2018 - 19 September 2021

    The American University in Cairo (AUC), in cooperation with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), run the University Centers for Career Development (UCCD) project, which aims to establish 20 sustainable UCCDs in 12 Egyptian public universities in Upper Egypt, Delta and Greater Cairo over a four-year duration.

2020

  1. Improved Labour Migration Governance to Protect Migrant Workers and Combat Irregular Migration in Ethiopia

    1 January 2017 - 31 December 2020

    The project aims at supporting the efforts of the Government and Civil Societies to address and reduce irregular migration by improving labour migration governance and making regular labour migration more accessible and desirable to potential migrants in Ethiopia.

  2. Better Utilization of Skills for Youth through Quality Apprenticeships (BUSY)

    1 September 2016 - 30 September 2020

    Kenya Youth Employment Support through Skills (K-YESS)

  3. Free movement of persons and transhumance in the IGAD Region: Improving opportunities for regular labour mobility

    1 March 2018 - 28 February 2020

    The overall objective of the project is to improve opportunities for regulated labour mobility and decent work within the IGAD countries through the development of models of intervention, in the broader context of the regional integration.

2019

  1. Strengthening Labour Governance in MSMEs and Supporting the Transition from the Informal to the Formal Economy in Africa

    1 January 2016 - 31 December 2019

    The project aims at supporting Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), including in the informal economy, to prevent occupational risks, improve working conditions, and promote respect for Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work (FPRW).

  2. Addressing the Root causes of Migration in Ethiopia

    1 August 2016 - 30 November 2019

    The project aims at supporting the efforts of the Government of Ethiopia to address and reduce irregular migration in Ethiopia by creating decent livelihood and employment opportunities for potential migrants especially women and youth.

  3. Convening Stakeholders to Develop and Implement Strategies to Reduce Child Labor and Improve Working Conditions in Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining (COSTREC-ASGM) Project

    11 December 2015 - 10 April 2019

  4. Decent Jobs for Egypt’s Young People: Tackling the Challenge Together

    1 June 2011 - 31 March 2019

    The project aims to create and access decent work opportunities for young men and women in the Egyptian Governorates of El-Minya, Port-Said, Red Sea and Luxor.

2018

  1. CAPISUD Project

    8 August - 31 December 2018

    CAPISUD Project: Sustainable community-based safety-net platforms in North Kordofan and White Nile, Sudan

  2. Employment for Youth in Egypt (EYE): Working Together in Qalyoubia and Menoufia

    1 December 2016 - 31 December 2018

    The overall development objective of this project is to contribute to increased productive employment, business creation and decent work opportunities for young women and men in Qalyoubia and Menoufia governorates.