Uganda - Projects

Project title

Start date

End date


Combating Exploitation of Child Domestic Workers

01 January 2002

31 March 2005


Objective: The main objectives of this project are the prevention of children at risk from entering domestic work, the withdrawal of those working under exploitative conditions and the provision of rehabilitation and re-integration services to those withdrawn. These objectives will be reached by direct actions, which comprise of educational, economical empowerment and awareness raising activities, and through capacity building in order to support the development of relevant policy related to child domestic labour.


Tracer/tracker methodology project

30 September 2002

30 September 2006

United States

Objective: The purpose of the impact assessment in IPEC is to examine to what extent the ultimate objective, the progressive elimination of child labour, with emphasis on the worst forms of child labour (WFCL) has been achieved in the areas of impact as a result of specific interventions. The development of an impact assessment methodology that can be used by IPEC and also by its partners, or by other organizations active addressing child labour issues, will enhance the capacity of the programme to provide technical advisory services concerning how to measure and evaluate the effects of the interventions on child labour.


Building the foundations for eliminating the worst forms of child labour in Anglophone Africa

30 September 2002

31 December 2006

United States

Objective: The purpose is to build the foundations for eliminating the worst forms of child labour in Anglophone Africa through two components: one focusing on interventions at the sub-regional level and one at the national level. The national level, at which capacity building projects will be implemented for the benefit of organizations and institutions within this particular country. At the sub-regional level, activities directed at all the countries benefiting from the programme will be undertaken. These activities will aim at sharing experience and information across the sub-region.


Elimination of child labour in the tobacco growing sector in selected countries funded by the Elimination of Child Labour in Tobacco (ECLT) Foundation

30 December 2002

31 December 2007

Elimination of Child Labour in Tobacco (ECLT) Foundation

Objective: The purpose of this project is to contribute to the progressive elimination of child labour in commercial agriculture in selected countries. To this end, it will aim to the reduction of the incidence of child labour in the tobacco sector and to the strengthening of the capacity of community and partner agencies to eliminate hazardous child labour in tobacco.


Including the Excluded: Action against the worst forms of child labour through education networking

01 January 2003

30 April 2006


Objective: The main objective of the project is to contribute to the elimination of child labour through mainstreaming of child labour in education policies, plans and programmes at both global and national levels. The project facilitates global and national dialogues and provides technical assistance and policy advice to governments, teachers and other key actors. The project also engages actively in strengthening the national, regional and global knowledge base on the education challenges and opportunities through direct support efforts to explore and strengthen education service delivery to child labourers and children at risk.


Combating Child Labour in the Domestic Work Sector in East Africa

01 February 2003

30 June 2006


Objective: This project aims to (1) To improve and expand the scope of preventive as well as rehabilitative and protective direct action interventions in the targeted countries and ( 2) strengthen the capacity of partner agencies in action to combat exploitation of children in domestic work in the selected countries too. The project strategies used can be grouped in the following components: (i) prevention; (ii) protection, withdrawal, rehabilitation and reintegration of children engaged in domestic labour; (iii) building the knowledge base on child domestic labour; and (iv) building the capacity of partners to tackle the issue.


Preparation and design of the IPEC projects on Global Program for Child Soldiers, Worst Forms of Child Labour in Southern Africa and part of the Support for the Time Bound Programme in Brazil

30 May 2003

02 December 2004

United States

Objective: The main objective of this project is to strengthen the design of projects to be submitted to United States Department Of Labour for funding by July/August 2003. This will be done through collecting baseline information on the target groups, commencing project development and design, including the development of the strategic planning impact framework (SPIF), and incorporating the results of these activities into project proposals. The completion of the research and information collection exercise and initial project design phase will require hiring consultants and/or contracting research institutes, and holding national and international consultations with key stakeholders.


Prevention and reintegration of children involved in armed conflict

United States

Objective: The project intends to contribute to the reduction of the incidence of children serving in armies and/or in armed groups. This expected outcome will be reached through three objectives, by the end of the project (1) there will be an enabling environment in each country, facilitating the prevention, withdrawal and subsequent reintegration into society of children involved in armed conflict, (2) former child soldiers above the minimum working age will be assisted to acquire decent work and achieve a sustainable income and (3) fewer children will be recruited in armed conflict in targeted countries.


Preventing and Eliminating Exploitative Child Domestic Work through Education and Training in Sub-Saharan Africa and Anglophone Africa

01 March 2004

28 February 2006


Objective: Contributing to the progressive and effective elimination of exploitative child domestic labour in Anglophone Africa. By the end of the project (1) education policy makers, educators and school administrators, teachers and their organizations, training institution professional, local artisans, local communities, the media and employers and workers’ organizations (more female than male participants) will have been sensitized about child domestic labour and the importance of quality education as a means to prevent and eradicate it; (3) 3,440 child domestic workers (2,500 girls and 940 boys) will have been offered formal and informal educational and vocational skills training programs responding to their needs and delivered by qualified educators; and (4) networks between partners at local, national and interregional levels have been promoted and regional knowledge of child domestic workers and the importance of education as a means to reduce the exploitation has been shared.


Pilot direct action, research, capacity-building and networking programme for preventing the entrance of HIV/AIDS orphans and HIV/AIDS-affected girls and boys into child labour

30 September 2004

31 December 2008

United States

Objective: In order to contribute to the effective prevention and elimination of hazardous and exploitative child labour among boys and girls affected by HIV/AIDS in Uganda and Zambia, this project plans to achieve two objectives. Firstly, establish community-based models, available for replication in other countries in the sub-region, for assisting HIV/AIDS orphans and girls and boys affected by HIV/AIDS in child labour or at risk of entering child labour. Secondly, provide the tools necessary for dealing with HIV/AIDS and child labour to policy makers and programme planners in this field.


Skills training strategies to combat worst forms of child labour in the urban informal sector in sub-Saharan Anglophone Africa

30 November 2004

31 December 2007


Objective: The project purpose is to combat the worst forms of child labour (WFCL) in the urban informal sector through skills training strategies. To achieve this objective, the project plans to ensure the inclusion of provisions to secure access for children working in the urban informal economy to the planned services, in the fields of technical and vocational education and training. It also plans the withdrawal of at least 400 working children in the urban informal economy from the WFCL through non-formal trainings. Finally, it aims to develop a sound knowledge base on combating WFCL through non-formal low cost skills training.


Preparation and design of IPEC projects for 2005 (Global project)

01 February 2005

30 April 2007

United States

Objective: The objective is that by the end of this project, projects and addendums to projects will have been designed. In Uganda, this project will support the preparatory activities of support to the time bound programme in the country


Bipartite and Tripartite Action against Child Labour

01 June 2006

30 June 2006


Objective: This programme on child labour will contribute to the enhanced capacity and participation of employers’ organizations and their members in national efforts aimed at combating child labour and especially its worst forms. The programme will target specifically the agricultural sector (including fisheries) and the mining sector, which are sectors where a great deal of child labour is found and which are of relevance to employers’ organizations in the selected countries.


Project development, awareness raising and support for the implementation of the global action plan to eliminate the worst forms of child labour by 2016

01 May 2008

30 September 2013

United States

Objective: This project will enable IPEC to improve the quality of new projects which will receive direct beneficiary monitoring support. Through World Day Against Child Labour, the awareness on child labour will be enhanced and the mobilization of key individuals and communities will consequently be increased. Finally, specific capacity will have been strengthened at the national, regional and global level in support of targets set forth in the Global Action Plan. This project will support the development of 7 project documents, including a project a project in Uganda.


Project of Support for the Preparatory Phase of the Uganda National Action Plan for the Elimination of Child Labour

30 September 2008

31 July 2012

United States

Objective: In order to contribute to the elimination of the worst form of child labour (WFCL) in Uganda through support for the preparatory phase of the national action plan (NAP), this project aims to achieve three objectives. Firstly, reinforce social and economic policies and legal and regulatory frameworks that form the foundation for actions to combat the WFCL. Secondly, support the mobilization of people and institutions at all levels of Ugandan society against child labour through awareness raising. Finally, create a multidisciplinary and integrated area-based model of intervention to lay the foundations for the establishment of “child labour free zones” at the district level.