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.
Improving Occupational Safety And Health In The Garment And Construction Supply Chains In Madagascar – A Vision Zero Fund Project – Phase II
1 January 2020 - 30 September 2022
University Centers for Career Development
1 May 2018 - 30 September 2022
The International Labour Organization has partnered with the American University in Cairo to enhance the capacity of already running University Centers for Career Development (UCCDs), increase the inclusiveness of UCCD services for students with disabilities and support the collection, analysis and dissemination of quantitative and qualitative labour market information relevant for career guidance and counselling.
Decent Jobs for Egypt’s Young People: Tackling the Challenge Together in Damietta
1 April 2019 - 31 May 2022
The "Decent Jobs for Egypt’s Young People (DJEP)– Tackling the Challenge in Damietta" is one-of-a-kind public private partnership enables the ILO Cairo Office and Egypt-Methanex to support Egypt’s Vision 2030 and the UN Sustainable Development Goals 2030 through addressing decent work.
Inclusive Growth through Decent Work in the Great Rift Valley
10 May 2018 - 31 May 2022
This project promotes decent jobs through formal skills development and business development and community engagement.
Free movement of persons and transhumance in the IGAD Region: Improving opportunities for regular labour mobility
1 March 2018 - 30 April 2022
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.
Public Private Development Partnership for Renewable Energy Skills Training and Women’s Economic Empowerment
1 May 2018 - 29 April 2022
The project is implemented by the International Labour Organization (ILO) with the financial support from Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), in Somalia from May 2018 to April 2022. The project addresses two interrelated challenges to Somalia’s development: (1) barriers to women’s full economic empowerment and (2), the lack of access to affordable, renewably sourced energy.
Promoting Employment in Nigeria (PEN) Project
30 November 2020 - 31 March 2022
The Promoting Employment in Nigeria (PEN) Project will support the Federal Government of Nigeria, social partners and other relevant stakeholders in strengthening the national employment governance framework and institutional capacity for the transition to decent work. The PEN Project is being implemented through the financial support of the German Government (GIZ). Building on previous collaboration between GIZ and ILO, including under the "Initiative on Employment, Labour Migration and Reintegration" (LMER), the project seeks to 1. Build the evidence base on employment promotion in Nigeria through an analysis of Nigeria's current labour market situation, considering the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic within a rapidly changing labour market. 2. Review the extent of implementation of the 2017 National Employment Policy and revise its Implementation Matrix in line with new requirements brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. 3. Support public and private stakeholders at federal and state levels around the integration and reintegration of job seekers into the labour market, emphasizing the availability and accessibility of labour market information to address employment and reintegration strategies in the post-COVID-19 era. 4. Review of the National Electronic Labour Exchange (NELEX) in line with respective objectives of the National Employment Policy 5. Support the provision of employment services and information for job seekers.
Institutionalizing social protection for accelerated SDG implementation in Nigeria
1 January 2020 - 31 January 2022
The Institutionalizing social protection for accelerated SDG implementation in Nigeria is funded by the “Joint UN SDG Fund.” The Project will strengthen social protection at the federal level in Nigeria. In addition, it will implement a social protection programme in Sokoto State to serve as a blueprint for other states.
Support to Tunisian youth through social and solidarity entrepreneurship
1 August 2019 - 31 December 2021
The central objective of the project is to create decent jobs for young men and women in disadvantaged regions through the promotion of the social and solidarity economy (SSE) and its organizations.
Trade for Decent Work Project - Ghana
1 February - 30 December 2021
The Ghana project is aims at improving the application of the ILO Fundamental Conventions as well as compliance with reporting obligations to the ILO supervisory bodies, in particular regarding child labour and the worst forms of child labour, in sectors with high incidence such as the cocoa sector, and related conventions contributing to decent work in those sectors and connected activities in the local and global value chains such as all services and transport.