Resources on Labour migration in Africa

May 2019

  1. ILO and IGAD consult social partners on IGAD draft Protocol on Free Movement of Persons

    09 May 2019

    ILO and IGAD invite social partners to discuss the draft Protocol on Free Movement of Persons before it is adopted.

  2. IGAD member states discuss labour migration, mobility governance and skills development

    07 May 2019

    ILO partners with IGAD and EU to validate findings of two studies on assessment of labour migration and mobility governance, and potentials of skills development for regulated labour mobility in the IGAD Region.

April 2019

  1. Japan to support youth employment opportunities for refugees and host community in Mauritania

    11 April 2019

    The project aims at promoting economic self-sufficiency of refugees and peaceful coexistence with host communities through the development of employability schemes and decent jobs in infrastructure construction works.

  2. How Immigrants Contribute to Rwanda's Economy

    10 April 2019

    A joint report by the OECD Development Centre and the International Labour Organisation (ILO), How Immigrants contribute to Rwanda's economy, demonstrates the economic contribution of these immigrants and makes recommendations regarding the enhancement of this contribution.

  3. How Immigrants contribute to South Africa's Economy

    10 April 2019

    South Africa

  4. How Immigrants Contribute to South Africa's Economy

    10 April 2019

    South Africa

February 2019

  1. AU/ILO/IOM/UNECA Joint Programme on Labour Migration Governance for Development and Integration in Africa

    17 February 2019

January 2019

  1. ECOWAS meeting of Experts' and Ministers in charge of Labour and Employment (ECOWAS Social Dialogue Forum)

    In order to strengthen dialogue, coordination and collaboration among Member States in the labour and Employment fields within the region, the ECOWAS Commission institutionalized the ECOWAS Ministers in charge of Labour and Employment meeting in 2006. In the same vain, ECOWAS established a Tripartite Forum of Social Dialogue in 2011 by the adoption of the Supplementary Act A / SQ.1/7 / 07/10. One of the main objectives of the Forum is to prevent and resolve conflicts, to promote peace and social stability, and stimulate socio-economic development and integration at the national and regional levels.

  2. Ethiopian President inaugurated the launching of Sewenetwa, a movie telling a migrant's story

    25 January 2019

    Ethiopian president H.E. Sahlework Zewdie, inaugurated the launching "Sewenetwa", a movie featuring the plight of Ethiopian Migrant Workers.

  3. ILO Initiative for Labour Migration, Employment and Reintegration in Nigeria and Ghana (LMER)

    02 January 2019

    The ILO Initiative for Labour Migration, Employment and Reintegration in Nigeria and Ghana (LMER) aims to promote fair and effective labour migration governance frameworks and enhance employment and income generating opportunities of potential and return migrants in a sustainable manner.