One of the ways to “Build Back Better” is to strengthen the resilience of rural communities in low-income countries. In this article we focus on the importance of building resilience of young workers in rural communities to tackle child labour and promote economic growth.
To build the resilience and prepare vulnerable rural communities to the threat posed by COVID-19, ECLT and its network of partners have developed context specific activities to complement on-going programmes to fight child labour.
To mark World Day Against Child Labour, the Government of Malawi has made the new National Action Plan for Child Labour (NAP II, 2020 – 2025) publicly available. In this article we share how NAP II will make all the difference in the fight against child labour in Malawi.
In this article, we share the lessons learnt from the COVID-19 pandemic and suggest policy and practical measures that can be taken to ensure improved resilience of vulnerable populations to protect children from child labour in the event of future crises.
To better understand how COVID-19 is impacting rural communities in Guatemala, and some of the ways in which we can help support them, we asked young people about their experience and how they are coping during the crisis.
At its peak towards the end of March 2020, the Covid-19 pandemic had forced 191 countries to close all their schools, affecting over 1.5 billion students. We're sharing some of the lessons we have drawn from the pandemic about supporting education at times of crisis.
Since the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak, 70% of the global student population has been affected by school closures. We spoke to Senior Research Fellow and Education Expert Dr Elizabeth Meke from the University of Malawi to better understand how we can continue to support children and learners in rural areas.
Farmers’ organisations are protecting lives, securing food supply chains and livelihoods threatened by the COVID-19 pandemic. We interviewed a farmer in Zimbabwe and heard from ITGA to understand how.
COVID-19 is likely to have a negative effects on the livelihoods and education of small-scale farmers and children in rural areas around the world. This article sums up what can be done to smallholders and children from the negative impacts of COVID-19.