Structural Transformation For Africa’s Development : PROGRAMME AREA

Three decades of implementation of the Structural Adjustments Programmes failed to either bring structural changes to African economies
or address key structural constraints. The SAPs have rather deepened the primary commodity export-dependence that Africa inherited
from colonialism and increased vulnerabilities to volatile world primary commodities prices. Moreover, the open trade, investment and
financial regimes and policies have had little impact on wealth creation and led to substantial accumulation of wealth in the hands of the
few outside the continent. Trade liberalization has exposed indigenous industries to unfair competition from abroad leading to deindustrialization
and loss of high quality manufacturing sector jobs and degradation of domestic productive capacity. Together with extensive
retrenchment of public sector workers, this has increased the rate of informalization and joblessness.

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ITUC-Africa launches debt campaign to reverse Africa’s debt burden to promote transparency, accountability in debt management

The African Regional Organization of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC-Africa), on Wednesday in Nairobi, the Kenya capital, launched a campaign to reverse Africa’s sovereign debt trend. Under the campaign, ITUC-Africa says trade unions in Africa will begin to promote (...)
Nairobi, 29 November 2023 By Michael Oche Keywords : Activities; SDGs ; Newsletters; Structural Transformation For Africa’s Development; Kenya;
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In Kenya, union groups learn from AfCFTA ’s women and youth protocol.

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25 November 2023 By Alice Lawson Keywords : Activities; SDGs ; Newsletters; Structural Transformation For Africa’s Development; Kenya;
17/02/2020

10th New Year School: African Trade Unions and the Future of Work

Technological advances, artificial intelligence, automation and robotics are plunging the world of work today into unprecedented change. If this change promises to be beneficial for some under other skies, that is likely to strike a blow to others on the black continent, given that the (...)
17-20 Febrary 2020 Lome, TOGO Keywords : Activities; Newsletters; Climate Change And Environment; Human and trade union rights; Gender Equality; Peace And Security; Extending Social Protection ; Organising And Workers Empowerment - Trade Union Unity; Structural Transformation For Africa’s Development; Youth Work - Organising And Workers Empowerment;
09/10/2018

Commendation for national minimum wage adoption in South Africa and request to support campaign for minimum wages across Africa

Dear President Ramaphosa, On behalf of the African Regional Organisation of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC-Africa www.ituc-africa.org) - I convey to you our profound commendation and appreciation for the institution of national minimum wage in South Africa.
4 October 2018 Lomé, TOGO Keywords : Activities; South Africa; Extending Social Protection ; Structural Transformation For Africa’s Development;
26/07/2018

E-commerce Integrity: Inclusion, Employment, Labour, Opportunities and Potential Challenges

A well-integrated African E-commerce industry would cover over a billion people, making it one of the most significant e-commerce industries in the world. It has the potential to turn us into leading producers and not just consumers of externally produced goods and services and of course (...)
23-25th July 2018 Nairobi, Kenya Keywords : Activities; Reports ; Structural Transformation For Africa’s Development;
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29/11/2023

ITUC-Africa launches debt campaign to reverse Africa’s debt burden to promote transparency, accountability in debt management

The African Regional Organization of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC-Africa), on Wednesday in Nairobi, the Kenya capital, launched a campaign to reverse Africa’s sovereign debt trend. Under the campaign, ITUC-Africa says trade unions in Africa will begin to promote (...)
Nairobi, 29 November 2023 By Michael Oche Keywords : Activities ; SDGs ; Newsletters ; Structural Transformation For Africa’s Development ; Kenya ;
25/11/2023

In Kenya, union groups learn from AfCFTA ’s women and youth protocol.

African trade union groups are scrutinizing the Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Protocol on Women and Youth. Its implications for informal workers were the subject of a communication on the bangs of the 5th ITUC-Africa Congress in Nairobi, the Kenyan capital. The session devoted to this (...)
25 November 2023 By Alice Lawson Keywords : Activities ; SDGs ; Newsletters ; Structural Transformation For Africa’s Development ; Kenya ;
15/11/2023

ITUC-Africa’s 5th Ordinary CONGRESS STATEMENT: AMKA AFRIKA

The African Regional Organisation of the International Trade Union Confederation - Africa (ITUC-Africa www.ituc-africa.org) is proud to announce its upcoming 5th Ordinary Delegates Congress, set to take place from November 28th to 30th, 2023, in Nairobi, Kenya. The Congress will be staged (...)
Keywords : Congress2023 ; Declarations ; Structural Transformation For Africa’s Development ; Kenya ;
08/09/2023

African Trade Unions Advocate for Workers’ inclusion in Debt Discussions

The third edition of the African Conference on Debt and Development (AfCoDD III) held from August 30th to September 1st, 2023, in Dakar, Senegal, was an important platform for addressing Africa’s debt challenges. On the sidelines of this major event, the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung AU office (...)
Keywords : ILLICIT FINANCIAL FLOWS - “STOP THE BLEEDING” ; Newsletters ; Structural Transformation For Africa’s Development ;
07/09/2023

AfCoDD III: Reimagining, Rethinking, Reorganising, and Remobilising for an African World Order

From August 30th to September 1st, 2023, Dakar host to the third edition of the African Conference on Debt and Development (AfCoDD III), organized by the African Forum and Network on Debt and Development (AFRODAD) and its partners. This significant event, themed "The 4Rs for Africa Rule-Maker (...)
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TRADE UNION ORGANISATIONAL CAPACITY TOOL (TUOC-tool)

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TU DEVELOPMENT EFFECTIVENESS PROFILE TOOL

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PAMPHLET ON THE SDGs

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