Kyrgyzstan: Projects

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Capacity Building Project: Regional Program on the Worst Forms of Child Labour

30 September 2004

31 December 2007

United States

Objective: The aim of this project is to contribute to the elimination of the worst forms of child labour (WFCL) in Central Asian Countries (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan & Uzbekistan). By the end of the project: (1) governments, workers’ and employers’ organizations will have the technical skills and organisational capacity to facilitate and implement policies, programmes and other initiatives to facilitate prevention, protection, withdrawal, rehabilitation and reintegration of children engaged in the WFCL and (2) knowledge and experience on child labour will have been jointly generated and shared at the sub-regional level and knowledge generation and sharing mechanisms are in place.

 

Combating the Worst Forms of Child Labour in Central Asia through Education and Youth

Employment

31 August 2005

31 December 2007

Germany

Objective: This project aims to contribute to the elimination of the worst forms of child labour in Central Asian Countries, By the end of the project: (1) awareness and capacity of major stakeholders in the participating countries are in

place to mainstream child labour and youth employment issues into relevant national policy frameworks, (2) target groups have access to viable alternatives to child labour through the promotion of measures increasing employability and creating decent work opportunities and (3) knowledge base in place and networking at sub-regional level on-going to generate synergy and contribute to building capacity within central areas of fighting child labour through activities related to youth-employment.

 

Bipartite and Tripartite Action against Child Labour

1 June 2006

30 June 2010

Norway

Objective: This projects aim at strengthening tripartite and joint worker-employer action against child labour by strengthening the capacity of the constituents, promoting cooperation and formation of tripartite bodies. The ILO’s Bureau for Employers’ activities (ACT/EMP) through this project, 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. By the end of the project it is expected that: (1) Employers’ organizations and their members have acquired a better awareness and understanding of child labour and demonstrate a greater commitment toward its elimination, (2) Employers’ organizations have strengthen their capacity to plan, implement, monitor and evaluate actions to combat child labour in liaison with their members and other relevant stakeholders and (3) Employers’ organizations contribute to national efforts to eliminate child labour. The ILO’s Bureau for Workers’ activities (ACTRAV), through this project will also aim: (1) to support Trade Unions to contribute to the elimination of the worst forms of child labour, and to the gradual elimination of all forms of child labour, (2) strengthen the capacity of trade unions to contribute to bipartite and tripartite action against child labour through the development of comprehensive trade union policy, strategy and action and (3) strengthen the capacity of trade unions in less developed countries in general, using child labour as a tool. To this effect, by the end of the project: (1) National trade union centres will have developed policy, strategies and action plans on combating child labour (2) a ILO child labour approach through cooperation and coordination with ACT/EMP and IPEC will have been created, (3) a trade union network on child labour, for exchange of information and coordination of actions will have been established and (4) synergy effects between the two prioritized donor issues, child labour and social dialogue will have been created.

 

Combating Child Labour in Central Asia. Commitment becomes Action (Phase II)

21 January 2008

31 May 2011

Germany

Objective: This project aims to contribute to the elimination of the worst forms of child labour in Central Asian countries (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan). Bt the end of the project: (1) the issue of child labour will have been further mainstreamed at the national policy development frameworks and the capacity of the governments, workers’ and employers’ organisations will have been enhanced in order to formulate and implement policies, programmes on prevention, protection, withdrawal, rehabilitation and reintegration of children engaged in the worst forms of child labour and (2) knowledge of effective good practice will have been shared at the sub-regional level.