A Capacity-building Toolkit
In recent years, the complexity and diversity of the migration narrative has spiralled at a rapid speed and direction due to the multitude of economic, environmental and political struggles that many countries in the African continent are facing. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated this phenomenon. Despite its complexity, the benefits of labour migration can be shared between countries of origin and destination, as well as national and migrant workers, by ensuring access to decent and productive employment. The employers have an important stake in the type and scale of labour migration that takes place, as it expands the labour pool and brings diversity and much-needed skills, especially in those sectors where employers find it hard to retain or access local talent. Furthermore, employers can benefit from professional and ethical recruitment specialists who ensure access to talent and follow established compliance measures in delivering it.
This guide, funded by the Government of Sweden, is the culmination of an intense collaborative work between the IOE, ILO and the Business Advisory group on Migration, with valuable inputs and feedback from employers’ organisations in Africa in the drafting and finalization process. The self-guided toolkit is an interactive and user-friendly training material that reflects international and continental expertise, knowledge and best practices. It is intending to support EBMOs in Africa and their members to contribute substantively to labour migration policies, frameworks and governance, through enhanced dialogue with governments.
The course is designed for officials, policy-makers and practitioners of public institutions and ministries dealing with migration, trafficking and/or forced labour; representatives of workers' and employers' organizations; representatives of public and private employment agencies; staff of NGOs and civil society organizations; experts from international agencies and other key actors concerned with these issues.
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The course consists of a number of online modules offered via the ITCILO e-Campus online platform-
This course provides a flexible learning journey as it is completely asynchronous, composed of several self-guided modules.
At the end of course and after successfully completing the final quiz, participants will be granted a certificate of participation.
The toolkit is composed of 4 training modules, each module has examples of international good practices and highlights the role that employers’ organizations play in each thematic area.
DOWNLOAD PDF version of Employers’ Organizations Guide on Fostering Labour Migration Governance in Africa
Policy, Legal Frameworks and Institutional Consultation Mechanisms
Fostering Labour Migration Governance in Africa: Frameworks for Skills Mobility
Ensuring Responsible and Fair Recruitment, fostering Social Protection, and contributing to labour market integration
Addressing Skills Shortages and Skills Development