ATE participated in the Business and Human Rights Symposium organised by Global Compact Network Tanzania held on 6th July 2023 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.
ATE CEO, Ms. Suzanne 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. Responding on why companies employ Migrant Workers, She shared that there are a number of reasons including the skills gap in the labour market. 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.
While giving welcoming remarks, the Executive Director of the Global Compact Network Tanzania, Ms. Marsha Macatta-Yambi 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 integrate Human Rights considerations into Business Operations in Tanzania.
The Meeting was also attended by TUCTA Acting Secretary General, Mr. Said Wamba who emphasized on the role of Stakeholders engagement in addressing challenges associated with Migrant Workers.