Reducing the worst forms of child labour in tobacco-growing communities in Brazil, Malawi and Zambia: Public-Private Partnership

The ILO and Japan Tobacco International (JTI) have forged a partnership to achieve greater impact and have, together, established the Achieving Reduction of Child Labour in Supporting of Education (ARISE) programme. By addressing the identified social and economic factors that encourage small-scale tobacco farmers to employ children in dangerous work, the programme prevents and makes strides towards the elimination of child labour in supply chains.

Benefits of Partnering

  • Access to cross-sectoral knowledge on child labour issues from other companies with experience in dealing with similar challenges;
  • 20 years of experience in technical expertise, field work, and policy advice from the ILO International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour, including a members-only website as a repository of publications, communities of practice, and an events board;
  • Regular updates on changes to child labour legislation, including hazardous work lists sets at the country level;
  • Enhanced linkages with national tripartite structures and processes to eliminate child labour. Resultantly, efforts are better linked to nationally-owned policies and programmes; and as a corollary, the sustainability of such efforts is increased;
  • Access to annual high profile CLP conferences, ad hoc training workshops and meetings and webinars.