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

    How COVID-19 has Accelerated Child Labour in the Construction Sector

    12 June 2021

    Coronavirus (Covid-19) forced child labour laws and law enforcers on a halt. As government announced a total lockdown, the construction sector was considered an essential service in Uganda so it was one of those that continued to operate in this period. However, other sectors which would have checked child labour in the construction sector were shut down. This promoted child labour.

  2. 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.

  3. Article

    Uganda's National Plan of Action on Child Labour will strengthen country's prevention and protection of children at risk and working children mechanisms.

    01 June 2021

    The President of Uganda, His Excellency Yoweri Museveni had launched the National Employment Policy (2011), the National Child Labour Policy (2006) and the Second National Plan of Action for the Elimination of Child Labour (NAP II 2020/21 - 2024/25) during the national commemoration of the International Labour Day.

  4. 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 (amadoum@ilo.org), copy to Steve Meledje (meledje@ilo.org ) for any question related to this call for tender or to send us your application.

  5. Vacancy notice

    Terms of Reference for the recruitment of and individual national consultant to conduct an initial survey in ACCEL Africa project beneficiary communities in Uganda

    05 May 2021

    The International Labour Office (ILO) is seeking a national consultant evaluator to conduct an initial survey in the beneficiary communities of the ACCEL Africa project in Côte d'Ivoire, Egypt, Malawi, Mali, Nigeria and Uganda. For more information on the evaluation and the profile required for application, please see the attached Terms of Reference. The Evaluation period requested is May-June 2021 and the Deadline for submission of applications: May 15, 2021