ACCEL Africa - Uganda

Child labour remains a serious problem with 2,048,000 children out of the 8,973,000 aged 5-17 engaged in some form of child labour, which constitute 14 percent of all children nationally(Uganda National Household Survey 2016/17). 

The educational achievement of these children is at risk because either they do not attend school or their schooling suffers from long hours dedicated to work. Child labour is found in agriculture, transport, mining and related sectors, fishing, construction, the urban informal sector, domestic service and commercial sexual exploitation of children.

Uganda is Africa’s second largest producer and exporter of tea after Kenya, and its production and exports have witnessed substantial increases in recent years.

Coffee and tea are among the listed goods, which are produced with forced labour (USDOL list of goods) with coffee being the main foreign exchange earner in Uganda, and widely grown.

Under Accel Africa the focus will be put on the elimination of child labour in the tea and coffee supply chains.

Latest

  1. Article

    Launch of ILO Social Finance Model- A Fight Against Child Labour in Uganda.

    23 November 2022

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) is launching a Social Finance Model through its Project-Accelerating action for the elimination of child labour in supply chains in Africa” (ACCEL Africa). The launch of the Social Finance Model is in collaboration with the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development. and the Federation of Uganda Employers (FUE).

  2. Article

    In Uganda, the ACCEL project provides opportunities to vulnerable youth through life and technical skills training

    06 September 2022

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    Accel Africa in Uganda: Donor Visits Project Activities in Buikwe District

    29 March 2022

    On the 29th of March 2022 the International Labor Organization (ILO) together with the representative from the Dutch government visited one of the ACCEL projects being implemented by Nascent RDO in Buikwe District.

  4. Article

    Accel Africa in Uganda: Donor Visits Project Activities in Buikwe District

    29 March 2022

    On the 29th of March 2022 the International Labor Organization (ILO) together with the representative from the Dutch government visited one of the ACCEL projects being implemented by Nascent RDO in Buikwe District.

  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.