Regional project on inclusive employment (West Africa)

Good practices for inclusive employment in West Africa

Implementing organisations

The Regional-level Committee was composed of representatives from the following bodies : International Labour Organization, Regional Office for West Africa, Dakar, Senegal Entrepreneurs du Monde, Lomé, Togo (microfinance institution) PlaNet Finance, Regional Office, Dakar, Senegal (microfinance institution) Canadian Centre for Studies and Cooperation, Dakar, Senegal Secretariat of the African Decade of Persons with Disabilities, Regional Office in Dakar, Senegal Action on Disability and Development, Regional Office in Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso Handicap International, Regional Coordination of the DECISIPH project, Dakar, Senegal CBM, Regional Coordination of the TVET project, Lomé, Togo


Benin, Burkina Faso, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo

Overview of the project

The initiative is a set of best practices on the inclusive employment of persons with disabilities in West Africa. It is the outcome of a study carried out by two projects, namely DECISIPH (Rights Equality Citizenship Solidarity and Inclusion of People with Disabilities), and Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET), respectively implemented by Handicap International and CBM. These best practices tell about the lives of persons with disabilities in connection with the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).

The objective is to make recommendations for public and private employers, microfinance institutions, governments and their partners so that they become agents of change and commit themselves to inclusive policies promoting access to decent jobs for persons with disabilities in West Africa. All these stakeholders need to be mobilized and empowered to ensure dignity, respect, equal opportunities and inclusion of persons with disabilities through decent work.

The films: Right to set up a micro-enterprise: How microfinance institutions can make it work? Right to employment: how employers can make it work? Right to work: how technical and financial partners can make it work? Right to work: how governments can make it work?

Les films: Les institutions de micro-finance : Acteurs du droit à l’entreprenariat Les employeurs : acteurs du droit à l’emploi  Les partenaires techniques et financiers : acteurs du droit au travail  Les gouvernements acteurs du droit au travail


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