ACCEL Africa - Nigeria

About 43 per cent of Nigerian children, in the age range between 5 and 11 years are estimated to be involved in economic activities. (2017 Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey)

In Nigeria, ACCEL Africa will focus is on the Gold and Cocoa supply chain and will concentrate its efforts on improving the legal, policy and institutional frameworks.

The project will support the capacity of members in employers’ and workers’ organizations, in enterprises, and in public bodies charged with fulfilling the legal and practical obligations of member States; and of workers’ and small producers’ organizations in the rural and informal economies so that they are better able to claim their rights to work free of child labour.

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  1. News

    Nigeria organizes a media engagement event to commemorate the 2022 World Day Against Child Labour.

    01 August 2022

    In observance of the 2022 World Day Against Child Labour, the International Labour Organisation (ILO), the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands have organised a media engagement on the theme, "Universal Social Protection To End Child Labour".

  2. News

    ILO and UI Certify SCREAM Trainers to Fight Child Labour

    21 April 2022

    The ACCEL Africa Project in Nigeria is strengthening systems and providing stakeholders across spheres of the society with the skills and tools required to urgently eliminate child labour and achieve SDG Target 8.7 by 2025.

  3. News

    The ILO collaborates with the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment on a Capacity Building Workshop for Desk Officers in Nigeria

    13 December 2021

    The training sought to, build the requisite skill of 37 Child Labour Desk Officers and also equip them on the modalities of implementing the Actions Pledged by the Ministry during the launch of International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour (IYECL).

  4. Press release

    ECOWAS validates its regional action plan on child labour and forced labour, achieving, in partnership with the ILO and WANEP, its IYECL 2021 action pledge.

    28 November 2021

    Following a thorough review exercise, the Economic Community of West Africa States Commission has validated the second cycle of the Regional Action Plan for the Elimination of Child Labour and Forced Labour in West Africa (2021-2030).

  5. Vacancy notice

    Terms of Reference-Recruitment of a consultant for the development of a Child Labour Training Package for Businesses

    24 November 2021

    This assignment aims as a General Objective to produce a training tool to strengthen the capacity of businesses to apply the ILO-IOE guidance tool in their child labour due diligence efforts. The training tool will provide specific examples, practical checklists, concrete case studies and scenarios that will foster a more practical implementation of the ILO-IOE guidelines.

  1. ILO Accel Africa project supports the drafting of the Nigeria Alliance 8.7 communication strategy in Lagos.

    The ILO office, through the Free Movement & Migration in West Africa project with funding from the European Union and the ECOWAS Commission, with support from the ACCEL Africa project, IOM and UNODC organized a four-day technical workshop to develop a communication framework for Alliance 8.7 in Nigeria and finalize the draft Alliance 8.7 Road Map.

    The workshop gathered approximately 40 participants who are Members of the Alliance 8.7 Technical Committee and are members of one of the three identified Priority areas. Members of the Technical Committee includes government officials; representatives of UN agencies, international organizations and CSOs; and representatives from employers and workers’ organizations.