Dennis ZuluDirector, ILO Country Office Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone


    Mr. Dennis Zulu is the Director of the International Labour Organization Country Office for Nigeria, Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Liaison Office for ECOWAS. An Economist by training, his areas of specialisation include Employment Strategies and Entrepreneurship development.

    Mr. Zulu’s career spans over 22 years with work experience in both Academia and the Private Sector. With his current employer, the International Labour organisation (ILO), he has worked in over nine countries in East, South and West Africa supporting ILO member states in the formulation of Employment Strategies, Policies and Programmes.

    Currently, Mr. Zulu is supporting the roll-out of Youth Employment Policies and Programmes in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Ghana whilst at the same time supporting the Federal Government of Nigeria in the formulation of a new Employment Policy.

    Prior to taking up his current position in Nigeria, he was the Adviser on Youth Employment to the United Nations in Liberia and also managed a multi-partner Programme on Youth Employment and Empowerment targeting Liberian Youths.

    He has contributed to various publications on Employment and participated in evaluations of employment programmes across Africa.

    Join Dennis Zulu at the session titled: 

    “A People-Centered Labour Law for Organizational Productivity” (Plenary 1 Panel Discussion)


    The world of work is changing at a fast pace and the workforce is becoming highly dynamic and diverse. However, our legal framework with respect to regulation of people at work leaves much to be desired. There is an increasing need to review our legal framework to reflect today’s diverse workforce, complexities of how work is done and the changing workplace practices by making it more people-centered such that productivity can be enhanced. This brings to the fore the urgent need for Employers, Employees, Labour Organizations, Government Ministries, Departments & Agencies, Professional Associations, Judiciary and the Legislature to take a critical look at our Labour and Employment laws with a view to making it relevant and aligned to present day realities.

    Discussants will attempt a review of our labour law and employment practices in view of recent developments in the labour and employment space, and offer insights into how we can make our labour law more people-centered while taking into cognizance the need to improve organizational productivity.

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