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18th African Regional Seminar for Labour-Based Practitioners

July 18th, 2019|Comments Off on 18th African Regional Seminar for Labour-Based Practitioners

Type: Seminar When: 9 - 13 September 2019 Where: Tunis, Tunisia Contact(s): secretariat@himo.com.tn The ILO initiated a Community of Practice (CoP) among practitioners of the labour- and local resource-based approach to public investments in Africa. Held for the first time at Mbeya in Tanzania in 1990, this CoP brings together practitioners at all levels including ministers, policy makers, planners, researchers, training and educational providers, funding and development partners, public [...]

Ministry of Labour in Malawi and the ILO host dialogue to discuss strategies to place Jobs at the Centre of the Malawi Growth and Development Strategy III

July 18th, 2019|Comments Off on Ministry of Labour in Malawi and the ILO host dialogue to discuss strategies to place Jobs at the Centre of the Malawi Growth and Development Strategy III

Government officials, cooperating partners, worker and employer organizations met in Malawi to share ideas on the implementation of the recently adopted National Employment Policy (NELP) with a view to linking it to the Malawi Growth and Development Strategy (MGDS III). LILONGWE, (ILO News) – The Ministry of Labour in Malawi in collaboration with the International Labour Organization (ILO) on April 18, 2018, held a breakfast meeting at the Bingu [...]

Tackling child labour on Malawi’s tobacco farms

October 29th, 2018|Comments Off on Tackling child labour on Malawi’s tobacco farms

A campaign against child labour in Malawi has resulted in 2,000 children being removed from hazardous tobacco farms – but more needs to be done. 6 June 2011: A campaign against child labour in Malawi has resulted in 2,000 children being removed from the country’s hazardous tobacco farms – but more needs to be done, blogs Plan child rights advisor McDonald Mumba. My country is still ranked amongst the [...]

The children working the tobacco fields: ‘I wanted to be a nurse

October 29th, 2018|Comments Off on The children working the tobacco fields: ‘I wanted to be a nurse

She looks up in some wonderment, unused to questioning such a life for a child. She is not unusual. There are 18 tenant families on this tobacco farm in the Kasungu district of Malawi, each living in a straw hut. Only two of the other girls go to school, she says. Two-year-old Jackson Phiri stumbles past. He has a miniature hoe, fashioned by his father, Lazaro, because he cried every [...]