Hilma Mote is a Workers Specialist at the International Labour Organization based in Geneva, Switzerland. Up to September 2019, she was the founding Executive Director of the Africa Labour Research and Education Institute (ALREI), a research and education coordinating centre of the African Regional Organization of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC-Africa). Before joining ITUC-Africa, she was the Director of the Labour Resource and Research Institute (LaRRI) in Namibia. Hilma was also as a steering committee member of the Africa Labour Research Network (ALRN) for 12 years. She's a graduate of the University of Namibia and the University of Johannesburg, South Africa respectively.