Resources from ILO Country Office for Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique

  1. April 2023 Newsletter

    29 May 2023

    The April 2023 Newsletter features interesting articles covering a wide range of topics and subjects involving development cooperation projects and events that occurred between January 2023 to May 2023.

  2. Civil society platform organizes training on social protection for members of political parties and journalists with ILO’ support

    From 3 to 4 May 2023, the Mozambican Civil Society Platform for Social Protection (PSCM-PS) organized a training on social protection geared towards members of political parties and journalists. This capacity building activity aimed at raising awareness on social protection among politicians and the media ahead of October’s municipal elections. The goal being to provide this target audience with more knowledge and evidence on social protection that could be used to feed into party manifestos and high-quality media coverage.

  3. Workers’ organizations join forces and launch national campaign for ratification of Convention No. 102 in Mozambique

    During the week of the International Workers’ Day, the two largest national trade union confederations of Mozambique, namely the National Confederation of Independent and Free Trade Unions of Mozambique (CONSILMO) and the Mozambican Workers Organization (OTM-CS), launched through a press conference held on 5 May 2023 a national campaign calling for the ratification of Social Security (Minimum Standards) Convention, 1952 (No.102). This campaign is being supported by the ILO through the Portuguese-funded project “Strengthening of Social Protection Systems in the PALOP and Timor-Leste (Phase 3), also known as ACTION/Portugal, and the IrishAid-funded regional project "Accelerating the Achievement of Universal Social Protection to Leave No One Behind."

  4. Skills Development for Increased Employability Programme

    30 March 2023

    The four-year Skills Development for Increased Employability Programme (SDEP), launched in 2023, strengthens the relevance, quality and governance of the TEVET system, and encourages greater participation of the private sector in skills development initiatives that respond to the needs of industry, in a greener economy. Funded through a partnership agreement with the European Union (EU), the International Labour Organization (ILO) in Zambia is working to support the Government and private actors to focus on the governance and management structures of Zambia’s Technical Education, Vocational and Entrepreneurship Training (TEVET) system and to support the upgrading and maintenance of training facilities and curriculum development. Private sector involvement plays an important role in updating curricula and for the promotion of Work Based Learning (WBL) interventions. The overall objective is to contribute towards improving employability of the labour force for both women and men in Zambia and supporting the TEVET system towards producing relevant skills that match the needs of the industry by the year 2026.

  5. Technical retreat for elaborating Mozambique’s Fifth Statistical Bulletin on Social Protection

    In the framework of the ACTION/Portugal project, the Ministry of Labour and Social Security of Mozambique is organizing a technical retreat for the production of the Fifth National Statistical Bulletin on Social Protection with the support of the ILO and ITC-ILO. This five-day retreat will provide national institutions engaged in social protection with a space for developing the forthcoming bulletin, and with training on various relevant issues, including on the use of geographic information systems for social protection statistics (done in collaboration with the National Agency for Geo-Spatial Development) and on how to fill in ILO’s Social Security Inquiry (SSI), which is relevant for reporting on the progress towards the accomplishment of SDGs in the area of social protection

  6. ILO at a Glance for Malawi

    26 January 2023

    ILO at a Glance for Malawi gives an insight of ILO intervention in Malawi

  7. ILO at a Glance for Zambia

    25 January 2023

    The ILO at a Glance for Zambia gives brief insight of ILO intervention in the country

  8. December 2022 Newsletter

    25 January 2023

    The December 2022 Newsletter contains interesting impact / human interest stories covering Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique

  9. International Labour Organization (ILO) Assistant Director General and Regional Director for Africa, Ms. Cynthia Samuel-Olonjuwon arrives in Zambia today to attend the annual Retreat for ILO Directors in Africa which will be held in Lusaka from 18 to 20 January 2023.

    15 January 2023

    Prior to the Retreat, which is being held under the theme: ‘Delivering of the 2019 Abidjan Declaration for ILO constituents in Africa and implementation of the Global Coalition on Social Justice’, Ms. Samuel-Olonjuwon will hold high-level meetings with the Government and Tripartite partners among them; the Zambia Federation of Employers (ZFE) and the Zambia Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU).

  10. Social Protection Week takes place in Mozambique with ILO support

    21 November 2022

    Between 21 and 27 November 2022, the Ministry of Gender, Child and Social Action (MGCAS) of Mozambique organized the 11th consecutive annual Social Protection Week under the theme “Investing in social protection is investing in human capital.” The event received, as in previous years since the 1st Social Protection Week in 2012, technical and financial support of the ILO through the United Nations Joint Programme on Social Protection (UNJP-SP), financed by Sweden, Finland, the Netherlands, and the Foreign & Commonwealth Development Office of the United Kingdom. It aims at giving visibility to social protection and serve as a space for debate and reflection for stakeholders, from national institutions to development partners, to civil society organizations and the public.