Resources on Labour migration in Africa

September 2016

  1. Consultancy service to conduct research on the interaction between climate change variables, labour markets and migration

    01 September 2016

    The overall objective of the research activity is “to build knowledge and deepen understanding of the links between climate change, migration and employment so as to inform interventions that support regulated labour mobility and decent work”.

August 2016

  1. ILO, Nigeria and partners to implement national policy on labour migration

    18 August 2016

    Through the financial and technical support of the International Labour Organization (ILO), the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the European Development Fund (EDF), Nigeria formulated the National Policy on Labour Migration which was unveiled on 18 August 2016.

  2. Workshop to prepare for a Sector Study in Côte d'Ivoire (ECLM project)

    A Workshop was held in Abidjan from August 15 - 19 in the context of the project "Assessing the economic contribution of labour migration in developing countries as countries of destination" (ECLM). The Workshop was organized in collaboration with the Laboratoire de Sociologie Economique et d'Anthropologie des Appartenances Symboliques (LAASSE), Université FHB d'Abidjan, and discussed the implementation of a study of the agriculture and trade sectors. The agenda for the workshop can be downloaded below.

  3. Addressing the Root causes of Migration in Ethiopia

    01 August 2016

    The project aims at supporting the efforts of the Government of Ethiopia to address and reduce irregular migration in Ethiopia by creating decent livelihood and employment opportunities for potential migrants especially women and youth.

July 2016

  1. ILO signs agreement to address the root causes of migration through job opportunities for women and youth in Ethiopia

    29 July 2016

    ILO signs agreement to provide technical support to “Stemming Irregular Migration from Northern and Central Ethiopia” (SINCE) programme under the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa.

June 2016

  1. How to tackle labour migration and promote gender equality

    03 June 2016

    Most international migration today is related to seeking employment. The number of female migrant workers is on the rise. Effective labour migration governance requires innovative skills development programs and gender equality for social transformation, says Mildred Oliphant, South Africa's Minister of Labour and President of the 105th session of the International Labour Conference. #ILC2016.

  2. Ethiopian Media Members Join the Fight Against Irregular Migration

    02 June 2016

  3. Joint UN Resource Mobilization for the Counter Trafficking and Migration Policy and Practice in Ethiopia

    01 June 2016

    The project aims to contribute to the efforts of the Government of Ethiopia (GoE) to address human trafficking, smuggling and irregular migration, youth unemployment and uphold the rights of migrants.

May 2016

  1. Ethiopian Migrant Workers Association in Qatar revitalizes its capacity to support Ethiopian Migrant Workers

    30 May 2016

    ILO and Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs partnered to build the capacity of Ethiopian Migrant Workers Association in Qatar.

  2. Towards the First Labour Migration Statistics Report in Africa

    26 May 2016

    Senior experts from National Statistical Institutes and Ministries of Labour will meet in Dakar from 30 May to 1 June 2016 to validate the first Report on Labour Migration Statistics in Africa.