African Employers to launch Jobs for Africa Foundation
The African Employers’ Task Force on Employment and Employ-ability has drawn up a Blueprint for Jobs in Africa. The Blueprint sets out ten Recommendations that African governments, working closely with employers’ organisations and trade unions, should implement in order to sustain growth and accelerate the pace of job creation in the continent.
Job creation is an important priority of the African Union Commission in the Ouagadougou Declaration on Employment and Poverty Alleviation and the Africa 2063 Agenda. It is also an important objective of sustainable development goal (SDG) number 8 which seeks to promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth and decent work for all. As you know, job creation through sustainable enterprises is a core priority of the IOE.
In order to continue with this work, the IOE, with the support of the ILO, the European Commission and other partners, will launch the Jobs for Africa foundation. The main objective is to advance the work of the Task force by supporting governments, African employers’ organisations and trade unions to implement the 10 Recommendations of the Blueprint for Jobs in Africa.
Please, find the blueprint-for-jobs-in-africa1.