Who we are
A dynamic partnership
ARISE is a joint initiative of the International Labour Organization (ILO), JTI, and Winrock International. It’s a compelling approach to ending child labor.
The ARISE Program brings together three very different organizations in one single mission – to eliminate child labor in specific tobacco-growing areas. It unites the resources and experience of its partners – Japan Tobacco International (JTI), a private-sector tobacco company, the International Labour Organization (ILO), a specialist body of the United Nations and Winrock International, a US-based nonprofit organization with wide-ranging experience in agriculture.
The program was developed with the involvement of national governments, social partners, and tobacco-growing communities. Our activities are aligned with national strategies against child labor in the target countries where we work. They strengthen the capacity of governments, employers’ and workers’ organizations, communities and civil society to combat child labor.
Our partnership is a powerful proposition that brings together our different yet complementary expertise, wide-ranging experience, resources and skills. The partnership is a dynamic relationship, one that shares ownership of the program and responsibility for strategy, implementation and decision making. All of the partners work together in the field and at management level, each one focusing their efforts on their core strengths and expertise.