ACCEL Africa - Egypt

Egypt’s cotton-growing is widely known to be a high risk activity with low margins of profit for many producers, as it is greatly affected by climatic conditions and subject to volatility of international cotton prices.

Child labour - including worst forms of child labour - is common in cotton production: reportedly, the sector employs millions of children each year to cultivate, harvest and process it.

Through an integrated approach, the project seeks to promote enhanced national legislation and policies, to address the basic needs and rights of children engaged or at risk of child labour. It also aims to adopt an integrated area based approach, embedded in a value chain approach including cooperation with local industry and international buyers to achieve better compliance with international labour standards and reach more international market share for Egypt


  1. Article

    Supporting Children's Rights through Education, Art and Media (SCREAM) in Egypt.

    13 June 2021

    The video includes interviews with a number of boys and girls describing their experience as being exposed to child labour. In addition, it includes interviews with the staff of Child Labour Center staff on their role and reflection on the programme. SCREAM included puppet theater, interactive theater and art exhibition of children on child labour.

  2. Press release

    Take Action: Put an End to Child Labour!

    12 June 2021

    This year's World Day Against Child Labour (WDACL) - which comes on June 12 of each year - is considered as an opportunity to urge the tripartite constituents of the International Labour Organization (government - employers - workers) to take decisive actions to eliminate child labour. WDACL 202 focuses on actions taken since the declaration of The United Nations General Assembly this year 2021 is the "International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour".

  3. Article

    Journalists have a key role to play in the collective effort to eliminate child labour

    04 June 2021

    Through the Accel Africa Reporting on child labour in Africa course, learners are introduced to a number of different issues, including international labour standards, ethical reporting of child-related information, or collecting testimonies from vulnerable sources of information. They also learn about the relevant context of child labour in agricultural supply chains, such as in the tobacco, cotton or cocoa industries.

  4. Press release

    Saafan and Oechslin co-chair the third meeting of the National Steering Committee for the implementation of the National Plan of Action to combat the worst forms of child labor and support families in Egypt

    28 May 2021

    Mr. Mohamed Saafan - His Excellency the Minister of Manpower, and Mr. Eric Oechslin - Director of the ILO Office for Egypt and Eritrea, co-chaired today, Thursday, via Zoom, the third meeting of the National Steering Committee (NSC) for the implementation of the National Action Plan for Combating the Worst Forms of Child Labor and Supporting Families in Egypt (2018-2025) "NAP", a platform for coordinating the national efforts to eliminate child labor. This meeting is held on the sidelines of the World Day Against Child Labor (WDACL) 2021.

  5. Vacancy notice

    Terms of Reference for the recruitment of a junior consultant in Monitoring -Evaluation and Knowledge Management for ACCEL Africa project

    14 May 2021

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) is seeking a junior consultant in Monitoring -Evaluation and Knowledge Management for ACCEL Africa project. For more information on the evaluation and the profile required for application, please see the attached Terms of Reference. Deadline for submission of applications: June 28th, 2021 at 4:00 pm GMT. Applicants interested in this service should provide the following information: - A statement describing how the applicant's skills, qualifications, and experience are relevant to the qualifications required for this position. - An updated CV, - Two recent references available including email and phone number. - A financial offer including the daily rate requested in USD and the daily rate received for similar work in the last two years. - Date of availability. Please contact Moukaïla Amadou (, copy to Steve Meledje ( ) for any question related to this call for tender or to send us your application.