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Knowledge sharing forum: Innovative solutions to reduce child labour and forced labour in Africa

This event aims to convene experts, policymakers, international agencies, and community stakeholders to foster a shared understanding of the complexities of child and forced labour in Africa. By highlighting innovative strategies, sharing best practices, and forging effective partnerships, we aspire to provide inputs to regional/national action plans that addresses both the symptoms and root causes of these issues, making significant strides towards eradicating child and forced labour in Africa.

Roles of workers’ organizations in implementing the commitments under the regional frameworks on forced labour and child labour

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This panel discussion will focus on how these organizations can effectively implement the commitments outlined in regional frameworks to protect vulnerable populations. Attendees will learn about successful strategies and practical measures that workers' organizations have adopted to enforce labour standards and advocate for ethical practices. The discussion will also highlight collaborative efforts with governments, NGOs, and the private sector to enhance accountability and ensure compliance with legal protections. 


Soumaila H Maiga
Training secretary, National education and culture union SNEC
Teresa Wakubo
Programme Coordinator, Central Organization of Trade Unions in Kenya (COTU-K)
Madalitso Steven Njolomole
Secretary General, Malawi Congress of Trade Union
Edith Abla Amenuvor
Regional Secretary, Trade Union Congress
Abdulra’uf Muttaqa Yusha’u
Nigeria Labour Congress
Thabo Mahlungi
Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU)


Hilma Kupila Mote
Regional Desk Officer for Africa ACTRAV
International Labour Organization (ILO)