FIC is a development organization with its head office in Copenhagen and an Eastern Africa regional secretariat in Nairobi, Kenya. FIC works to promote global equality and solidarity for all regardless of their social backgrounds. In Eastern Africa, FIC has been working since 2005 with civil society organizations and trade unions in combating poverty and improving social inclusion with a strong focus on promotion of decent employment opportunities for the youth joining the labor market and decent employment conditions for the low-skilled workers in the labor-intensive sectors across East Africa.
The work of FIC is inspired by Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) number eight: Decent Work & Economic Growth.
FIC seeks to see workers, women and youth in Africa who are engaged in sustainable, secure and decent livelihood that is characterized by fair and productive income, equality, security at the workplace, social protection, promotion of welfare and respect of rights.
Under the Women@Work Campaign, FIC has been supporting strengthening the capacity of trade unions. The overall goal of the program is to contribute to the effectiveness of trade unions in order to secure decent working conditions and security at the workplace for women working in the horticulture sector in Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda and Tanzania.
Furthermore, FIC aims to strengthen the capacity of trade unions in the horticulture sector for effective engagement with members and sector players for labor standards compliance, fair remuneration and terms and conditions of service for workers; and to improve the internal structures of the trade unions to sustainably support effective representation and participation of all members.