Resources on Labour migration in Africa

November 2022

  1. ILO, IGAD enhancing the capacity of labour attachés, consular officials to advance decent work & improve protection of migrant workers in the IGAD region

    30 November 2022

    ILO and IGAD secretariat provided a five-day training for Labour Attachés and consular officials of IGAD member states, namely Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan and Uganda consulates in the middle east.

  2. Terms of Reference for the development of awareness-raising products (pictures, posters) to sensitize and promote fair recruitment principles and values in Africa

    04 November 2022

    The objective of the foreseen awareness-raising products is to sensitize governments in Africa including public employment services, private sector including employers organizations, enterprise, and private recruitment agencies, social partners, and migrant workers themselves and their representatives in Africa on the principles of fair and ethical recruitment, and the responsibilities of each stakeholder to protect migrant workers all along recruitment process. Applications Deadline: November 15, 2022, 18:00 Abidjan time.

  3. The importance of just transitions and labour mobility as mitigation and adaptation strategies to climate change

    02 November 2022

    The ILO, as one of the co-conveners of the Issue Based Coalition on Migration in the Arab region (IBC/M), participated in the online Regional Dialogue on Climate Change and Migration Nexus in the Arab Region on 24 and 25 October and organized a session on ‘Migration and labour mobility as an adaptation strategy to climate change and the importance of just transitions’, bringing together ILO’s tripartite constituents who explored the numerous linkages between climate change, migration and the labour market.

  4. Regional Dialogue on Climate Change and Migration Nexus in the Arab Region

    02 November 2022

    The Issue Based Coalition on Migration in the Arab region (IBC/M), co-convened by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the International Labour Organization (ILO), and the League of Arab States (LAS), together with the members of the IBC/M, with support from the Regional United Nations Network on Migration in the Arab region organized a Regional Dialogue on the Climate Change and Migration Nexus in the Arab Region, aiming to take a collective deep dive on the impact of climate change on different migrant groups and Member States.

October 2022

  1. Didier Drogba, ILO and FIFPRO raise awareness among young football players of the risks of emigration

    24 October 2022

    A look back at the launch of the campaign to raise awareness among young Ivorian football players of the risks of ill-prepared emigration. The campaign is being run jointly by the International Labour Organisation (ILO), Didier Drogba and his Foundation, the International Federation of Professional Footballers' Associations (FIFPRO), and former Ivorian international footballers.

  2. About the Better Regional Migration Management Programme

    13 October 2022

    The two-phased programme entitled “Better Regional Migration Management” (BRMM) focuses on strengthening the capacities of countries in the East and Horn of Africa to govern labour migration by using evidence-based policies, enhancing migrant workers’ qualifications and skills, and actively engaging the social partners.

  3. © FIFPRO 2022

    The ILO, FIFPRO and the Didier Drogba Foundation launch a campaign against the risks linked to the emigration of young football players

    05 October 2022

    A campaign to raise awareness of the risks of exploitation and human trafficking linked to the emigration of young Ivorian footballers has been launched under the aegis of the ILO, the Didier Drogba Foundation and the International Federation of Professional Footballers' Associations (FIFPRO).

  4. Policy brief: The interaction between climate change, labour markets and migration in the IGAD region

    03 October 2022

September 2022

  1. ILO, IGAD urge journalists to enhance reporting on labour migration in the IGAD region

    13 September 2022

August 2022

  1. The Government of Nigeria validates a Pre-Departure Orientation Seminar Manual and Gender Mainstreaming Strategy relating to Protection of Rights of Migrant Workers through the FAIRWAY Programme

    29 August 2022

    With support from the International Labour Organization (ILO), within the framework of FAIRWAY global programmme, the Government of Nigeria has developed and validated a Pre - Departure Orientation Seminar (PDOS) training manual, and a Gender Mainstreaming Strategy (GMS) relating to safeguarding the rights of migrant workers.