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  • The ILO Office for East Africa covering the countries of Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda was established in Dar es Salaam in 1962.
  • The Office implements the mandate of the ILO within the subregion, including the delivery of technical cooperation in collaboration with other ILO technical departments.

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  • 26-27 June 2014 – ILO Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Africa mission to Tanzania
    The ILO Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Africa, Mr. Aeneas C. Chuma paid official visit to Tanzania from 26 to 27 June 2014 to familiarise with the ILO support to the government and people of Tanzania. Mr. Chuma was involved in various activities including the launch of the popular version of labour laws for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMES) in Mainland Tanzania and handing over of ICT equipment to Tanzania government’s Employment Services Agency (TaESA). He also met Senior Government officials and social partners from Mainland Tanzania and Zanzibar. The Regional director in various occasions reiterated youth employment, social protection, Labour Migration and Fragile States as key areas in Africa that need purposeful action.
  • 26 - 27 May 2014: Refresher training on the SIYB e-learning platform and mobile learning strategy
    17 SIYB trainers from Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda gathered in Kampala on 26 and 27 May 2014 to learn more about Start and Improve Your Business (SIYB) e-learning and mobile learning. Todate 25 trainers from each country have been trained on the platform and the Youth Entrepreneurship Facility Programme (YEF) aims at reaching out to minimum 2,000 youth per country by the end of 2014 through this platform.
  • domestic workers 22 – 28 June 2014: ILO Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Africa mission to East Africa
    The ILO Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Africa, Mr. Aeneas C. Chuma will be visiting Kenya and Tanzania from 22 to 28 June 2014. The Regional Director will participate in the UN Environment Assembly in Nairobi, Kenya, where he will be one of the panellists at a side event organized by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety “Green and Decent Jobs – an Important Part of the Sustainable Development Goals” on 25 June 2014. Mr. Chuma, who assumed his current post in March this year will also meet senior officials from the ILO constituents – government, employers’ and workers’ organisations for a briefing on the implementation of the ILO Decent Work Agenda in the subregion.
  • 12 June 2014: World Day Against Child Labour 2014, Tanga, Tanzania.
    This year (2014), World Day Against Child Labour draws attention to the role of social protection in keeping children out of child labour and removing them from it. In commemorating this year’s World Day Against Child Labour (WDACL), the Ministry of Labour and Employment (MoLE), in collaboration with ILO, social partners, International Rescue Committee’s WEKEZA project, NGOs and other stakeholders is organizing a series of events in Tanga on 12 June 2014 to raise general public awareness and sensitization towards combating all worst forms of child labour in Tanzania. On this day, the ILO Red Card to Child Labour Campaign will also officially be launched. ...
  • 12-16 May, 2014: Capacity building training workshop on labour force data management, Morogoro, Tanzania.
    The International Labour Organization (ILO) in collaboration with the Ministry of Labour and Employment, Tanzania, is organizing a capacity building training workshop for Ministries of Labour in Tanzania Mainland and Zanzibar, statistical institutions and individual statisticians in the use of labour force survey data, from 12 to 16 May 2014 in Morogoro. Participants will be equipped with skills and knowledge to analyse, produce and disseminate accurate and timely labour market information. The (ILO) through the United Nations Development Assistance Plan (UNDAP) seeks, among its objectives to strengthen institutional and legal frameworks for Labour Market Information System (LMIS) …
  • 26 April – 20 May 2014: Entrepreneurship Education Training for Tutors from Teacher Training Colleges, Morogoro, Tanzania
    As part of the efforts to ensure that the national education system grooms entrepreneurial talent to teachers in Tanzania, the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training in collaboration with other players in the education sector and with support from the International Labour Organization (ILO) is leading the process of mainstreaming education in the national education system to ensure that the education system produces more enterprising graduates who can lead the country to desired changes envisioned in the Vision 2025. 12 EE Master Tutors from the MOEVT and teachers from 124 schools in 8 pilot regions will be trained.
  • 3 – 4 May 2014: Zanzibar Youth Employment Forum, Bwawani Hotel, Zanzibar
    The Ministry of State, President Office, Labour and Public Service (MSPOLPS) and the ILO, in collaboration with workers and employer’s organizations in Zanzibar are organizing the Zanzibar Youth Employment Forum from 3 to 4 May 2014 in Zanzibar. The Forum aims at bringing together key employment stakeholders, including young men and women, Government institutions, Workers’ and Employers’ Organizations, Civil Societies, Academia, Research Institutions, the Private Sector and Development Partners, to discuss and share knowledge and experience on employment and labour market related issues with a focus on youth employment. The forum will carry the theme: ‘Kijana Badilika, Changamkia Kila Fursa ya Ajira.’ (“Youth should change and utilize all Decent Work opportunities available”) and will be officiated by H.E. Dr. Ali Mohamed Shein, President of Zanzibar and Chairman of the Revolutionary Council
  • 28 April – 03 May 2014: Training of Chalinze Women Groups (Scale-up project site) on entrepreneurship and HIV & AIDS, Chalinze, Coast Region.
    The ILO project on economic empowerment and HIV vulnerability reduction along transport corridors (CEEP) in Southern Africa is organizing a training for about 100 members from organized Social Economic Women groups in Chalinze (scale up project site) on HIV and AIDS and entrepreneurship from 28th April to 3 May 2014. The entrepreneurial development training is aimed at strengthening the knowledge and skills of the members of the social economy organizations to do businesses that bring premier profit…
  • Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition - A global initiative to empower young entrepreneurs and innovators for positive change
    The ILO through its Youth Entrepreneurship Facility programme, seeks to empower young entrepreneurs and innovators for positive change. We would like therefore, to inform all young entrepreneurs on the Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship competition-a new and exciting international initiative that is being co-organized by The Goi Peace Foundation, Foundation Entrepreneurship Berlin, and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization - UNESCO.
  • domestic workers 28 April 2014 : Tanzania to mark the World Day for Safety and Health at Work
    The theme for the 2014 World Day for Safety and Health at Work is “Safety and health in the use of chemicals at work“. Chemicals are key to modern life, and will continue to be produced and used in workplaces. With concerted efforts, governments, employers, and workers and their organizations can achieve the sound management of chemicals for an appropriate balance between the benefits of chemical use and the preventive and control measures of potential adverse impacts on workers, workplaces, communities and the environment.
  • 9 – 10 April 2014: Tripartite workshop on the Promotion of Decent work for Domestic Workers in Zanzibar, Visitors Inn, Jambiani, Zanzibar
    The ILO and it’s constituents in Zanzibar, is convening a tripartite workhop from 9th to 10th April 2014, aimed at promoting the ILO convention on Decent work for Domestic workers, No. 189 and its Recommendation No. 201. The workshop will bring together about 30 members of a technical validation team and other stakeholders to discuss the method and findings of the situational analysis study on the working conditions of domestic workers, and also come up with a Tripartite Plan to promote decent work for domestic workers in Zanzibar….


    25 - 29 March, 2013: Zanzibar, Tanzania
    Training workshop on Labour Market Information and Analysis, Visitors Inn, Zanzibar (pdf file 300Kb)
    The ILO through the United Nations Development Assistance Plan (UNDAP) is organizing a five days training workshop from 25th to 29th March, 2013 in Zanzibar, as part of efforts to support capacity building of Ministries, Departments and Authorities (MDAs) in Mainland Tanzania and Zanzibar on Labour Market Information Systems (LMIS). The workshop is aimed at enhancing quality and hence the impact of national employment and training policies through the incorporation of useful Labour Market Information (LMI) in the policy planning and formulation. The training is expected to help participants gain knowledge on ways and means of collecting, analyzing, interpreting and disseminating labour market information.
  • 04 - 07 March 2013: Tanga, Tanzania
    High Level Tripartite workshop on Social Dialogue and colective Bargaining (pdf file 93Kb)
    The International Labour Organization (ILO) through the United Nations Development Assistance Plan (UNDAP) will conduct a training workshop on Social Dialogue and Collective Bargaining for its tripartite partners - Trade Union Congress of Tanzania (TUCTA), Association of Tanzania Employers (ATE) and the Government i.e. the Ministry of Labour and Employment, President’s Office -Public Service Management. The objectives of the workshop, among others, are to familiarize the high level tripartite delegates with ILO principles and standards on social dialogue and their importance in promoting industrial relations in Tanzania and impart to them knowledge on organisational rights and the procedure of exercising them.

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Decent Work Country Profile Tanzania (Mainland) (pdf file 846Kb)
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