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Regional knowledge sharing for partnerships on the elimination of child labour in supply chains

The regional conference will promote the exchange of knowledge and facilitate the creation of partnership experiences Intra-African and through South-South cooperation.

News | 21 February 2023
ABIDJAN (ILO News) – What key learnings have ILO ACCEL Africa's partners identified over the project implementation period? And how can other countries leverage these to advance in their fight against child labour? These questions are at the heart of the regional conference on knowledge sharing for partnerships on eliminating child labour in supply chains which will be held in Novotel Plateau, in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire, from 22 to 23 February.

The event aims to provide ACCEL Africa beneficiary countries and guest countries with a platform for structured knowledge sharing to promote the replicability of good practices that have worked and can potentially enable positive results in other countries within the region.

Furthermore, the regional conference seeks to provide a venue for tripartite constituents to showcase their efforts towards achieving their national, regional, and international targets and commitments on eradicating child labour in selected supply chains and promote knowledge sharing on what works towards the eradication of child labour in selected value chains.

A total of 47 delegates from 11 African countries: Cote d'Ivoire, Egypt, Mali, Malawi, Nigeria, Uganda, Kenya, Madagascar, Burkina Faso, Ghana, and the DRC, were invited to participate in this event. The event will also see the participation of the ILO Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Africa, representatives of governments, workers' and employers' organizations, and the Dutch Embassy.

Interested journalists are invited to participate in the opening and closing events of the conference, in Abidjan, on Wednesday, 22 February, 9.30- 10.15 am GMT and Thursday, 23 2022, at 4.00-4.30 p.m. GMT.

The ACCEL Africa project is an ILO initiative funded by the Government of the Netherlands for four (4) years, with the overarching goal to accelerate the elimination of child labour in Côte d'Ivoire (cocoa and gold mining), Egypt (cotton), Malawi (coffee and tea), Mali (cotton and gold mining), Nigeria (cocoa and gold mining) and Uganda (coffee and tea).

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Angelica Munoz Marmolejo