Programmes and projects

Technical cooperation programmes and projects implemented are one of the main means of action to support constituents in promoting decent work in the African region and to give effect to the Decent Work Agenda in Africa 2007-15.

Since 2002, a total of 560 technical cooperation programmes and projects have been approved for the African region, with a total budget of US$545.2 million. Practically all countries in the region have benefited from such interventions. As of December 2011, there were 205 active technical cooperation projects being managed by the ILO in the African region.

2021

  1. Support to Free Movement of persons and Migration in West Africa (FMM) West Africa Technical Assistance project – Summary of ILO Role and Activities

    6 February 2013 - 31 March 2021

    The FMM Project intervenes in the areas of labour migration, policy development, counter-trafficking, protection of migrants’ rights, child protection, especially children on the move and social security.

2020

  1. SKILL-UP Malawi

    1 August 2018 - 31 December 2020

  2. SKILL-UP Tanzania

    1 August 2018 - 31 December 2020

  3. SKILL-UP Ethiopia

    1 August 2018 - 31 December 2020

  4. Employment for Youth in Egypt (EYE)– Providing a Reason to Stay

    1 December 2018 - 31 December 2020

    The ILO project "Employment for Youth in Egypt (EYE)– Providing a Reason to Stay" is in line with the National Sustainable Development Strategy of 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goal (SGD) 8 as well. Also, the project highlights the importance of women participation in the job market.

  5. Addressing the Root causes of Migration in Ethiopia

    1 August 2016 - 31 December 2020

    The project aims at supporting the efforts of the Government of Ethiopia to address and reduce irregular migration in Ethiopia by creating decent livelihood and employment opportunities for potential migrants especially women and youth.

  6. Improved Labour Migration Governance to Protect Migrant Workers and Combat Irregular Migration in Ethiopia

    1 January 2017 - 31 December 2020

    The project aims at supporting the efforts of the Government and Civil Societies to address and reduce irregular migration by improving labour migration governance and making regular labour migration more accessible and desirable to potential migrants in Ethiopia.

  7. Jobs and Skills for Persons with Disabilities with a Focus on ICT-based Solutions- Phase II

    1 December 2018 - 1 December 2020

    This United Nations joint programme is implemented by three partners: ILO, UNDP, and the Egyptian ICT Trust Fund. The implementation strategy uses approaches that are participatory, inclusive, and community-based, in close partnership with the most relevant stakeholders: government agencies, non-governmental organizations, disabled people’s organizations, workers’ unions and employers’ organizations.

  8. ILO Initiative for Labour Migration, Employment and Reintegration in Nigeria and Ghana (LMER)

    1 January 2019 - 30 September 2020

    The ILO Initiative for Labour Migration, Employment and Reintegration in Nigeria and Ghana (LMER) aims to promote fair and effective labour migration governance frameworks and enhance employment and income generating opportunities of potential and return migrants in a sustainable manner.

  9. Employment for Youth in Egypt (EYE): Working Together in Qalyoubia and Menoufia

    1 December 2016 - 1 September 2020

    The project will be implemented in partnership with the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI), and in cooperation with key partners as the Ministry of Investment and International Cooperation, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency, Federation of the Egyptian Industries (FEI), Qalyoubia and Menoufia Governorates.