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

    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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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

  4. Publication

    Ten Year Action Plan on the Eradication of Child Labour, Forced Labour, Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery In Africa (2020-2030): Agenda 2063-SDG Target 8.7

    06 April 2021

    The Action Plan seeks to contribute to and support the acceleration of progress towards the achievement of the Agenda 2063 – SDG 8.7 target. This involves ending child labour by 2025 and forced labour, human trafficking and modern slavery by 2030. The target population are children, women and men who are victims of or vulnerable to the forms of exploitation addressed by the Agenda 2063 - SDG 8.7 target.

  5. #EndChildLabour2021

    ILO and AU launch International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour paving the way for greater collaboration among stakeholders in Africa

    31 March 2021

    In Africa, the regional launch of the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour marked a call to a shift from commitment to action towards the achievement of the African Union Agenda 2063 and SDG target 8.7.