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Enhancing National Capacity to Prevent and Reduce Child Labour in Viet Nam

Enhancing National Capacity to Prevent and Reduce Child Labour in Viet Nam

Time frame: February 2019 to March 2020

Sponsor: ILO

Project : “Enhancing National Capacity to Prevent and Reduce Child Labour in Viet Nam” (hereafter called the project or ENHANCE project) is the Implementation Agreement signed between the International Labor Organization (ILO) - the project executive agency, with the Vietnam Handicraft Export Association (Vietcraft) and the Vietnam Rural Industries Research and Development Institute (VIRI) is the project implementing agency in the field of supporting livelihood improvement for households with children who are beneficiaries of the project (hereinafter referred to as beneficiary households). 4 districts and 11 communes in Hanoi were identified as the project’s target areas, as follows: - Chuong My District : Phu Nghia, Trung Hoa, Hoang Dieu - Gia lam District : Bat Trang, Kieu Ky - Hoai Duc District : Duong Lieu, Son Dong, La Phu - Thach That District : Canh Nau, Binh Phu, Huong Ngai

Based on the results of the Value chains analysis, the livelihood supports need to focus on:

  • linking chains with new reliable feedstock sources of raw materials;
  • providing guidance on how to access funding opportunities and bank loan programs, as well as support in developing production and business plans to increase budget management skills;
  • where workers are not sufficiently qualified and/or in adequate number, providing relevant training to increase productivity;
  • providing training on product design and brand building, in order to grow market and meet specific market trends through newly developed skills and increased added value; assist households and business through relevant training on strengthening market access, direct export and tourism-oriented trade;
  • improving working conditions through providing assistance in building occupational safety and health model at traditional villages and encouraging the replication of the model;
  • raising awareness on labour regulations including legislations on child labour and Occupational Safety and Health standards, as well as international environmental, production and quality standards;
  • raising awareness among target households, business owners, workers and local communities on the child labour issue and related standards;