Supply chains for a Sustainable Future of Work – Project linked to Fisheries in Namibia


“Sustainable Supply Chains to Build Forward Better” is a joint initiative of the International Labour Organization and European Commission (EC) that sets out to advance decent work in five selected global supply chains for a fair, resilient, and sustainable COVID-


  1. To promote decent work in the fisheries supply chain as key to the social and economic recovery from the COVID-19 crisis – building forward better;
  2. To engage stakeholders and promote social dialogue all along the supply chains to keep decent work at the forefront and explore possibilities for a “new normal” during and after COVID-19 recovery – stakeholder engagement;
  3. To support Namibia Government, employers, workers and other stakeholders' actions to make decent work a defining framework of the post-COVID era – stakeholders' actions.

Phase II

Building on the results of the project Sustainable Supply Chains to Build Forward Better, which fostered more resilient, inclusive and sustainable supply chains in five countries in the aftermath of the COVID-19 crisis.

The new EU-funded ILO project Supply Chains for a Sustainable Future of Work will continue to advance decent work in global supply chains by providing technical support to strengthen capacities of ILO constituents and key stakeholders in Colombia, Malaysia and Namibia

Project Outputs

  • Policy advice and support to tripartite processes to develop and implement policies and measures to promote decent work for a resilient, inclusive and sustainable fisheries supply chain.
  • Technical support and training on compliance with national laws and regulations and respecting the principles contained in international labour standards.

Video Highlights

  1. Joint labour inspection of fishing vessels in Namibia: Compliance with National & International laws

  2. Sustainable Supply Chains to Build Forward Better Project - Full Playlist

  3. New podcast! Fighting forced labour in fishing: How Namibia became a pioneer