ATE participation at the Business and Human Rights Symposium

Earlier today, 6th July 2023, the Association of Tanzania Employers (ATE) represented by the CEO, Ms. Suzanne Ndomba-Doran participated at the Business and Human Rights Symposium organised by Global Compact Network Tanzania held at Four Points by Sheraton Hotel in Dar es Salaam.

This year’s discussion focused on Action to Expand Global Practice to Ensure Migrant Workers Rights in the Country.

Ms. Ndomba-Doran as one of the Panelists highlighted on the Freedom of Association, Application of Work Permits, Social and Legal Protections Policies for Migrant Workers in the country. Other Panelists were the Chief of mission of IOM TANZANIA, Mr. Maurizio Busatti, ILO Representative, Ms. Chiku Semfuko, Managing Director of ARS IURA, Ms. Ruth Shah-Wigley and a Representative from HAKIRASILIMALI, Mr. Francis Mkasiwa.

Responding on why companies employ Migrant Workers, Ms. Ndomba-Doran said that there are a number of reasons such as the skills gap in the labour market.

Earlier, the Executive Director of the UN Global Compact, Ms. Marsha Macatta-Yambi while giving the welcoming remarks said that the Symposium has brought together Key Stakeholders from Business Community, Government Representatives, Civil Society Organisations to discuss and share Best practices and explore ways to intergrate Human Rights considerations into Business Operations in Tanzania.

The Meeting was also attended by TUCTA Acting Deputy Secretary General Mr. Said Wamba who emphasized on the role of Stakeholders engagement in addressing challenges associated with Migrant Workers.

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