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News April/May 2017

Video Release: Adopting the Hoima District Action Plan against Child Labour (Uganda, May 2016)
Uganda: Adopting the Hoima District Action Plan against Child Labour

A year later, stakeholder commitments continue to be realized in the fight against child labour in Uganda. In May 2016, over 120 stakeholders gathered in Uganda's Hoima District to launch the District Action Plan on Child Labour - the first of its kind throughout the sub-Saharan region to effectively address the root causes of child labour under the Ugandan National Action Plan to Eliminate the Worst Forms of Child Labour. Watch their commitments.

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New Report: First UN Global Compact Communication on Engagement

With concrete results to show and best practices to share,  the ECLT Foundation is an important contributor to the UN Global Compact. 

A member of the UN Global Compact (UNGC) since June 2015, the ECLT Foundation presents its outcomes for 2015-16. The Communication on Engagement (CoE) describes the ECLT Foundation's strategic approach and activities that support the Global Compact and engage with the initiative at international, national, and local levels. Read more

New Blog Post: Realizing stakeholder commitments one year later Training Uganda Field Technicians in Using Village Savings & Loan Associations

As part of our ongoing REALISE Project on child labour intervention in Uganda, the Uganda Women's Effort to Save Orphans (UWESO), with the support of the ECLT Foundation, organised a 5-day workshop in April to train team members of Alliance One International, a tobacco leaf supplier company and member of the ECLT Foundation Board. 

The workshop focused on the "good practice" of implementing Village Savings and Loan Associations (VSLAs) to help combat child labour.   Read more
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