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Decent employment and Early Childhood Education in Africa

duration: 2 years (From 1 January 2015 to 31 December 2016)
budget: not communicated

To consolidate the capacity within Education International (EI) and its selected affiliate unions
To promote social dialogue and create decent employment within the early childhood education (ECE) sector."
EI affiliates demonstrate strengthened commitment and enhanced capacity to provide focused and high quality union service for ECE educators in their county, based on the ILO recommendations for securing decent employment.
EI affiliates actively involved in social dialogue and advocacy and have initiated cooperation with relevant stakeholders in order to improve the ECE sector.

Type of activities
Lobbying, Advocacy, Sensitization
Trainings in negotiation, on leadership, trade union role…
Recruitment meetings, consultations meetings…

Results achieved
ECE policy based on the decent work agenda developed
Resource centers established in Togo & Benin
Organizing of ECE educators: public or private sectors


Joergen Assens in Denmark:
[email protected]
Liliane Napoé in West Africa, Lomé
[email protected]