Read about how we support quality education in Malawi.
We take a multi-stakeholder approach, focusing on area-based projects and strengthening of local and national systems to fight child labour.
Engaging stakeholders for sustainable change
Fostering collaboration with government, farmers, workers, private sector, and civil society is necessary to make progress, which is systemic and sustainable. By engaging policy makers, other agricultural sectors and organisations working on the ground, ECLT supports the development and implementation of strong policies and practices that go beyond our project areas and benefit all children and families in the countries where we work.
Our inclusive, area-based projects tackle the root causes of child labour:
Read about how we support quality education in Malawi.
Learn about supporting access to decent work for young people in Guatemala.
See how we support farmers, families and children fight child labour in Mozambique.
Read about partnering across public and private sectors to support children in Indonesia.
Check out our page about programmes in Tanzania to empower children and youth.
See what we are doing in Uganda to close the gaps in the fight against child labor.
ECLT works with farmers and families to improve savings, livelihoods and financial stability.
ECLT supports school gardens & meals to keep kids in school and out of the fields.
ECLT supports quality education. Making school welcoming keeps children in school and away from child labour.
ECLT supports financial literacy and business skills training for women. Empowering women benefits children, communities and the economy.
ECLT supports job skills training to help young people access more decent work opportunities.
ECLT strengthens access to clean water and sanitation by installing solar water pumps and toilet facilities in schools.
ECLT works closely with national and local institutions to support existing child labour efforts, and design sustainable interventions.
Collaboration is at the heart of ECLT's work. Engagement at local, national and international levels brings long-lasting solutions in the fight against child labour.
The ECLT Foundation is a member of the UN Global Compact, ILO Child Labour Platform 8.7 and a holder of United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) special consultative status. ECLT is committed to supporting and promoting international legal frameworks on child labour and sustainable development.
Innocent earned his PhD from Wageningen University in the Netherlands focusing on the drivers and effects of smallholder participation in modern agrifood chains. Innocent has over 15 years' development experience, the last 10 years of which were dedicated to working as the Finance Director for Save the Children Norway and Zimbabwe. Innocent joined the ECLT Foundation in September 2010 as Senior Programme Manager and, since October 2022, he holds the position of Executive Director.
Nataliya joined ECLT in July 2022 as Head of Programmes. She brings on board over 15 years of experience in the tobacco sector, having worked in multinational companies in Corporate Affairs, Government Affairs, and Legal and Regulatory Affairs, both at country level and in global roles at headquarters with various markets and regions. She has been focusing on international policy frameworks, industry regulation, child labour and sustainability, having driven multi-stakeholder initiatives and providing input in the public debate on pertinent industry issues. She holds a Masters’ degree in business law and economics from the Kyiv Interdepartmental Post Graduate Institute, a Masters’ degree in pedagogy, as well as certificates in integral coaching, digital marketing, and organizational leadership.
Roi is a Programme Manager with more than four years of experience in the United Nations development system. He has a multidisciplinary background, holding Masters’ degrees in Business Administration, Law and Journalism. Before joining the ECLT Foundation in June 2019, Roi gained academic and professional experience in Spain, Portugal, United Kingdom and Italy, which allowed him to deepen his knowledge of international development and understanding of interacting stakeholders.
Irena holds a Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Management and Diploma in French Studies from the Geneva University, as well as a graduate diploma from the Management Institute in Brussels. Irena has a diverse background, working in both private and public sectors. She has over 15 years of experience in complex environments, in marketing and sales positions in multinational companies, as well as in management of finance and office administration. She joined the ECLT Foundation in September 2013.
Víctor joined the ECLT Foundation in March 2022 as a Communications Manager. Over the past 16 years, he has collaborated with governments, NGOs, multinational companies, and within the UN system in Switzerland and Latin America. Víctor holds several diplomas in strategic, operational and digital marketing, as well as a Master’s degree in Legal and Economic translation from the University of Geneva.
Mathilde has a Master’s degree on Law and Humanitarian Action from Aix-en-Provence University. Mathilde has worked with humanitarian NGOs for three years, including a year in Mali, specifically on project design, monitoring and engagement with local partners and donors. Thanks to multiple education and social development related volunteering and work experience in Europe, Latin America and Africa, Mathilde has a solid understanding of Human rights, including Child rights, and has deepened her sense of multiculturalism and faculties to adapt to different contexts. Mathilde joined ECLT on March 2023 as Programme Officer.
Franck is a Finance & Administration specialist in the non-for-profit sector. Franck holds a Master's degree in Finance & Accounting from the University of Aix-en-Provence. Franck now has over 15 years of experience working in Swiss Non-Governmental-Organisation secretariats. On top of his financial expertise, he has developed global NFP organisational management skills.