Taking the Arusha Statement forward

This brief has been developed to support actions towards implementing the Arusha Statement and in general advocating for labour-based technology. It contains the ‘Arusha Statement’ supplemented by additional information on implementing recommendations, examples and possible indicators of progress.

Instructional material | Harare; Nairobi; Geneva | 01 January 2004
The Tenth Regional Seminar was conducted from 13th - 17th October 2003 in Arusha, Tanzania. It was organized and hosted by the Ministry of Works (MoW) of the United Republic of Tanzania, in collaboration with the International Labour Organisation's (ILO) Advisory Support, Information Services and Training Programme in Africa (ASIST). The theme of the seminar was 'Labour-based Technology for Poverty Reduction' and its aim was to investigate the true impact of labour-based technologies on poverty reduction, collate an evidence base and identify key way in which the impact on poverty can be maximised. The seminar participants formulated the 'Arusha Statement' on the final day of the seminar and resolved to adopt the Statement and pursue follow up actions in their respective countries to address these shortfalls. This brief guide has been developed to support actions towards implementing the Arusha Statement and in general advocating for labour-based technology. It contains the 'Arusha Statement' supplemented by additional information on implementing recommendations, examples and possible indicators of progress.