Our projects

ICI is working with partners in the cocoa sector to innovate and find solutions to child labour in Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire

See below for some of ICI’s ongoing projects


Targeted income support to vulnerable households to reduce child labour

ICI is working with Nestlé and ECOM, with funding from the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), to test new approaches to reducing child labour amongst vulnerable cocoa-growing communities in Ghana.

Project term: April 2019 – March 2021

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Responsible management of child labour risks in Côte d’Ivoire’s cocoa sector

ICI is collaborating with partners in the cocoa sector and civil society, with funding from GIZ, to develop a child labour risk index for cocoa cooperatives in Côte d’Ivoire.

Project term: December 2019 – April 2021

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Forced labour innovation project

ICI’s Forced Labour project aims to develop practical tools and approaches to identify, prevent and respond to forced labour risks in the cocoa supply chain in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana

Project term: 2019 – 2021

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Past projects

Community Development Programme

ICI’s community development programme targeted cocoa communities in Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire to improve the live of children by safeguarding their rights. The project sought to contribute to the elimination of child labour by supporting the acceleration and scale-up of child-centred community development and responsible supply-chain management through the cocoa sector.

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Eliminating Child Labor in Cocoa (ECLIC)

The ECLIC project, with funding from the United States Department of Labor, targeted 50 cocoa-growing communities in Côte d’Ivoire with support to directly combat child labour, principally through the development of Community Action Plans.

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