Welcome to the ILO Office in Harare, Zimbabwe. The ILO is the UN agency that deals with the world of work and aims to achieve decent work for all.
The ILO Country Office for Zimbabwe (ILO CO Harare) delivers on its mandate through the Zimbabwe Decent Work Country Programme (Z/DWCP)
which supports the Government of Zimbabwe and its Social Partners (Employers and Workers’ Organizations) in promoting rights at work,
harnessing decent employment opportunities, enhancing social protection and strengthening social dialogue in the world of work.
The ILO CO Harare, in close collaboration with other ILO Departments (Decent Work Team in Pretoria, Regional Office for Africa in Addis Ababa,
The International Training Centre in Turin and Headquarters in Geneva) is assisting Zimbabwe to implement programmes that address these four
- 1. Technical advisory support on policies
- 2. Technical cooperation projects and activities.
- 3. Studies and research for evidence based decisions
- 4. Capacity building initiatives
6 August 2013, Harare, Zimbabwe
Launch of the Constituent Perception Survey on 5 August 2013
In October 2012, the ILO Director General launched a major commitment to reform the office. As part of
this commitment, the ILO is currently conducting a field operations & structure and technical cooperation
It is in this context that the ILO has appointed an independent consulting firm to conduct a Constituent
Perception Survey among constituents, as well as other key partners the ILO engages with while delivering
its services to the constituents.
As part of this review, we are interested in knowing more about what you value and expect from the
ILO, as well as your current perception of and satisfaction with ILO services.
The findings from the survey will be used by the ILO to identify and prioritise improvements required in service delivery.
They will also form the basis for future monitoring of the gains achieved from these improvements.
We would be grateful if you could find 15 minutes to complete this survey before 23 August 2013.
We encourage the staff of all the organizations to participate by sharing their personal perception
and we guarantee that the results will be completely anonymous.
No personal data (e.g. name, email address, country) will be asked nor collected in the survey.
Moreover, the analysis will be performed by an independent consulting firm that will provide the ILO
with consolidated results.
For any additional information you may need, do not hesitate to contact Field Review.
We value your time and effort in completing this survey and we thank you in advance for answering it.
24 - 27 June 2013, Harare, Zimbabwe
The National Youth Conference on Youth Skills for Employment, Entrepreneurship and Industry Growth
The National Conference on Youth Skills for Employment, Entrepreneurship and Industry Growth was held
from 24 – 27 June 2013. The aim of the conference was to orient policy makers, business leaders and
practitioners on the necessity and advantages of future planning for youth participation in the economic
development of the country. It provided participants with an opportunity to take stock of achievements of
existing policies and programmes aimed at skills development and employment creation through
The conference, convened by the Ministry of Youth Development, Indigenisation and Empowerment, was
supported by the ILO, CO-Harare, the African Development Bank and the Association for Development on
Education in Africa. The event, which was well attended by the captains of industry, related government
Ministries, the UN and NGO community, had the Vice-President of Zimbabwe, Hon. Joyce Mujuru as the guest
of honour. The ILO Country Office Director, Alphonse Tabi-Abodo – set the tone for later discussions as he
gave the ILO perspective in his introductory remarks.
5 - 6 June 2013, Mutare, Zimbabwe
ILO Skills for Youth Employment and Rural Development Programme and the UNDAF (Zimbabwe) on a Joint mission.
Recently, an ILO mission comprising various stakeholders went to witness the launch and the handover
of equipment and toolkits for youth skills and employment creation projects in Mutare by the Skills for
Youth Employment and Rural Development programme. During the same mission, a site visit was also
organised for youths engaged in poultry projects in the Chitakatira area of Vumba.
The overall objective of the Skills programme is “to strengthen skills development systems that improve
employability, promote access to employment opportunities and increase incomes for inclusive and
sustainable growth”. The Programme, which is a five (5)-year initiative consisting of phase I (2010-2011)
and phase II (2012-2014), is funded by the Government of Denmark at a total cost of US$ 6.813 million with
phase I being allocated approximately US$ 2.773 million and phase II approximately US$ 4.040 million.
12 June 2013, ILO News
No To Child Labour in Domestic Work
The ILO estimates (2010)1 that 15.5 million children are engaged in paid or unpaid domestic work in the home of a third party or employer.
These children can be particularly vulnerable to exploitation. Their work is often hidden from the public eye, they may be isolated, and they
may be working far away from their family home. Stories of the abuse of children in domestic work are all too common.
28 April 2013, ILO News
The Prevention of Occupational Diseases
In 2012 the Division of Occupational Health and Safety at the National Social Security Authority (NSSA) diagnosed 13 cases of pneumoconiosis.
By the end of April 2013, the Division had diagnosed and recorded another thirteen (13) cases of the disease
2 April 2013, ILO News
The ILO Youth Employment Programme is organizing a photo contest to shed light on youth employment issues, the challenges young
people face in the workplace as well as their power to overcome them. Zoom in for the top prize!
14 February 2013, Harare, Zimbabwe
Launch of the Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP) for Zimbabwe 2012 – 2015 and Skills II for Youth Employment and Rural Development’
On the 14th of February 2013, the ILO Country Office for Zimbabwe (CO-Harare) in collaboration with the ILO tripartite partners launched
the third generation of the Decent Work Country Programme for Zimbabwe 2012-2015 and the ‘Skills for Youth Employment and Rural Development’
(SKILLS II). Over 200 guests, who included the guest of honour Deputy Prime Minister, Professor Arthur G. Mutambara; the Minister of Labour
and Social Services, Hon. Paurina Mpariwa; Minister of Youth Development, Indigenisation & Empowerment, Hon. Saviour Kasukuwere;
The UN Resident Coordinator, Mr Alain Noudehou and four other Ministers responsible for Employment and Labour from the sub-region,
witnessed the event.
SKILLS II is a DANIDA funded project which is being implemented in over 9 provinces of the country. It is aimed at reducing poverty by
economically empowering disadvantaged and vulnerable young women and men in the rural and peri-urban communities of the selected provinces.
The programme, which is an expansion of the first phase, identifies viable local economic opportunities and empowers participating youth
using the TREE (Training for Rural Economic Empowerment) and AI (Informal Apprenticeship) methodologies.
10 January 2013, Harare, Zimbabwe
The ILO hands over equipment to the Ministry responsible for Youth empowerment
The Danida funded project on Skills for Youth Employment and Rural Development is being implemented in 9 provinces of the country and
is yielding positive results to the disadvantaged and vulnerable young women and men in the rural and semi-urban areas of the selected
districts in these provinces.
In the above picture, the Minister of Youth Development, Indegenisation and Empowerment, Hon. Saviour Kasukuwere, testing one of the 10 motor bikes
donated to the youths. The donated field equipment also includes 33 computers and 300 tool kits with an additional 18 bikes and an 8 tonne truck to follow.