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Social safety nets, community spirit help South African mother through Covid-19 crisis

About 2.6 million South Africans have lost their jobs since the pandemic hit

Around 40 km outside Cape Town, Leebah Bessick wipes sweat from her forehead as she digs a pitchfork into the earth at a neighbourhood community garden. It’s an unseasonably hot day here at Blackheath Secondary School and even a shady corner of the garden offers Bessick and the other gardeners…

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    • Some of the more than 200,000 Zimbabwean returnees over the past year receive post-arrival assistance while awaiting transportation to different parts of the country. Photo: IOM
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More than 200,000 People Return to Zimbabwe as COVID-19 Impacts Regional Economies

The number of returns exceeded expectations, highlighting the massive socio-economic impact the virus has had across the regions

More than 200,000 Zimbabweans have returned home over the past year due to the economic fallout from COVID-19 in countries where they had been working.  The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is providing nurses to help Zimbabwean officials conduct COVID-19 tests. Other services include critical risk communications and disease surveillance…

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Joint Labour Migration Programme (JLMP) poised to expand support to labour migration governance in Africa

It was observed that despite COVID-19 causing restrictions on travel and the scaling down of activities, partners continued to work flat out to ensure projects remain on course

The AU-ILO-IOM-ECA Joint Programme on Labour Migration Governance for Development and Integration in Africa (JLMP) on March 30 convened its fourth Programme Steering Committee (PSC) meeting that was hosted by the African Union Commission’s Department of Health, Humanitarian Affairs & Social Development (HHS) (https://au.int/en/sa). The online meeting reviewed the status of…

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African Union (AU) and International Labour Organization (ILO) launch International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour paving the way for greater collaboration among stakeholders in Africa

With already one in five African children working in 2016, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the continent is expected to push more children into child labour

The African Union (AU), in collaboration with the International Labour Organization (ILO), launched the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour in Africa with a three-hour virtual event on Wednesday, 31 March 2021. The launch provided a platform for African and multi-stakeholders to discuss the progress and remaining gaps…

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African Youth Using atingi to Future-Proof their Careers in a Covid-Impacted Job Market

GIZ free online learning platform atingi helping Africa’s jobseekers achieve their #FutureGoals

The coronavirus pandemic has had severe socioeconomic consequences in Africa including increased unemployment and loss of income. It has, however, also demonstrated the increasing importance of digital technology in responding effectively to crises and planning for recovery, not the least of which is in the fields of education and vocational…

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The Aid for Trade Initiative for the Arab States Program contributes to post-COVID-19 Economic Recovery through Inclusive Job Creation

The AfTIAS 2.0 Program was designed by International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) in 2020 in consultation with beneficiary countries

The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (www.ITFC-IDB.org) organized a virtual Roundtable with high-level speakers from the Governments of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Arab Republic of Egypt and the Kingdom of Spain, the World Trade Organization, the International Monetary Fund, the International Trade Center, and the United Nations Economic and…

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United States announces $14.5 Million to prepare Egyptian University Students for Careers

The funding, which brings total U.S. government investment in Career Centers to $33 million, will establish 30 Centers for Career Development at 22 public universities throughout Egypt by 2025

The U.S. government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), will be providing an additional $14.5 million to prepare Egyptian public university students for career success.  The funding, which brings total U.S. government investment in Career Centers to $33 million, will establish 30 Centers for Career Development at 22…

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    • Representatives from Deutsche Post DHL Group and SOS Children's Villages Mozambique jointly sign a new partnership agreement for the GoTeach program, a corporate responsibility program aimed at increasing the employability of young people
    • The virtual launch event was attended by DHL team, SOS Children’s Villages Mozambique and young people
    • Young people, representatives from DHL and SOS Children’s Villages Mozambique came together to celebrate the launch
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DHL and SOS Children's Villages Mozambique renew GoTeach partnership agreement - online!

The program is already available in more than 60 countries worldwide

DHL (www.DPDHL.com) and SOS Children's Villages Mozambique jointly sign a new partnership agreement for the GoTeach program, a corporate responsibility program of the Deutsche Post DHL Group ("DPDHL Group" or the "Group") aimed at increasing the employability of young people. The program is already available in more than 60 countries…

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Tribute to Women in Cross-border trading: How can Africa achieve social justice by including protection needs and voices of the vulnerable?

Aspiration 6 of Agenda 2063 specifically focuses on African women and children

The 8th of March marks the celebration of the International Women’s Day which is the day to raise awareness on what still needs to be done to achieve gender equality internationally. This year’s theme is geared to look at women in leadership and the role of equality when recovering from…

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Canada World Youth and Africa Skills Hub partner to introduce Women’s Entrepreneurship and Livelihood Initiative (WELI)

The project addresses challenges resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic through an innovative youth-centred and gender-responsive economic empowerment approach

The Africa Skills Hub (www.AfricaSkillsHub.com), a youth employment organisation and business incubator in Ghana will partner with Canada World Youth – Jeunesse Canada Monde (CWY-JCM) with support from Global Affairs Canada (GAC) to implement the Women’s Entrepreneurship and Livelihoods Initiative (WELI) (www.AfricaSkillsHub.com/weli). The project addresses challenges resulting from the COVID-19…