ILAB in the Sub-Saharan Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa

Projects

Title Amount Location Grantee Start Sort ascending End

Eliminating Child Labor in Mica-Producing Communities and Promoting Responsible Mica Sourcing in Madagascar and Globally (MICA)

The goal of the UNDP’s MICA project is to eliminate child labor in four communes in Madagascar and to promote environmentally- and socially-responsible mica mining by bolstering the resiliency of vulnerable households in mica producing communities, building government capacity, and increasing engagement with stakeholders.

$4,500,000 Madagascar United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) 12/16/2020 06/09/2025

Supply Chains Tracing Project

The Supply Chains Tracing Project by ELEVATE seeks to increase downstream tracing of goods made by child labor and forced labor. The project is designed to address the barriers/challenges in supply chain traceability, and result in the development and sharing of open, accessible and replicable tools that can advance the knowledge base on supply chain tracing and scale the adoption of traceability solutions by various actors in different sectors.

$4,000,000 Congo, Democratic Republic of the (DRC), Global, Pakistan ELEVATE Limited 12/10/2020 12/09/2024

CACAO: Cooperatives Addressing Child Labor Accountability Outcomes

The CACAO project seeks to strengthen capacity, connections, and accountability across child labor enforcement and monitoring within cocoa cooperatives and to build capacity of cocoa cooperatives to support vulnerable member households directly and by linking their members with other service providers.

$4,000,000 Côte d'Ivoire Save the Children 12/10/2020 06/09/2025

MATE MASIE – Making Advances to Eliminate Child Labor in More Areas with Sustainable Integrated Efforts

The MATE MASIE project seeks to strengthen capacity, connections, and accountability across child labor enforcement and monitoring within cocoa cooperatives and will work to build capacity of cocoa cooperatives to support vulnerable member households directly and by linking their members with other service providers.

$4,000,000 Ghana Winrock International 12/07/2020 12/06/2024

She Thrives: Reducing Child Labor in Ethiopia’s Agricultural Sector using a Gender-Focused Approach

The She Thrives project seeks to build agency of vulnerable women and girls in the Ethiopian agricultural sector, change community social norms and traditions that uphold child labor and gender inequality, and transform structures (including laws, policies and institutions) to be more gender equitable and support efforts to reduce child labor in Ethiopia.

$5,000,000 Ethiopia Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere (CARE) 12/07/2020 02/06/2025

Evidence to Action: Increasing the Impact of Research to Mobilize Efforts against Forced Labor

This project will promote increased use of forced labor research in policy and programmatic decision-making to help eliminate forced labor around the world. The project will support achievement of this objective by increasing knowledge through robust research on forced labor in the textile and garment sector and engaging decision makers and stakeholders to use this knowledge to take actions against forced labor.

$3,000,000 Argentina, Global, Mauritius International Labor Organization (ILO) 12/15/2019 12/14/2022

CAPSA - Capacity Strengthening of Governments to Address Child Labor and/or Forced Labor, and Violations of Acceptable Conditions of Work in Sub-Saharan Africa.

The CAPSA project seeks to build the capacity of the government of Kenya and other African governments to more effectively combat child labor, forced labor, and violations of acceptable conditions of work by helping them strengthen enforcement of their laws and regulations, improve assistance services for victims, and improve coordination between law enforcement and social protection entities.

$5,000,000 Kenya International Labor Organization (ILO) 12/15/2019 12/14/2022

Attaining Lasting Change (ATLAS)

The ATLAS project seeks to build the capacity of host governments to more effectively combat child labor, forced labor, and human trafficking by helping them strengthen their laws and regulations, improve their capacities to enforce them, and strengthen coordination between law enforcement and social protection entities.

$8,800,000 Argentina, Bolivia, Global, Liberia, Paraguay, Thailand Winrock International 01/01/2019 12/31/2022

Adwuma Pa

The Adwuma Pa project works to reduce the risk of child and forced labor, and other exploitative labor practices by improving the economic participation and empowerment of women and girls within cocoa-producing communities in Ghana.

$5,000,000 Ghana Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere (CARE) 11/16/2018 11/15/2022

Combatting Child Labor in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Cobalt Industry (COTECCO)

The Cobalt project works to address child labor in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC) cobalt supply chain, with a focus on artisanal and small-scale mining. It supports key stakeholders to develop and implement strategies to reduce child labor and improve working conditions in artisanal and small-scale mines as well as in the broader cobalt supply chain.

$3,500,000 Congo, Democratic Republic of the (DRC) International Labor Organization (ILO) 10/01/2018 09/15/2022