• APSP Staff and other participants complete an EPRI course on Social Protection
  • Field Visit during a training session on Social Protection in Mombasa, Kenya
  • Cash transfer programme for persons with disabilities in Maputo, Mozambique
  • Multigenerational faces of vulnerability
  • Older persons are among the vulnerable groups in Africa
  • Participants of the Western Africa Peer Learning and Exchange Workshop in Dakar, Senegal
  • Cash transfer programme in Ghana
  • Plenary Session during the Eastern and Central Africa Peer Learning and Exchange Workshop in Nairobi, Kenya
  • Field Visit during the Southern Africa Peer Learning and Exchange Workshop in Lilongwe, Malawi
  • Beneficiaries of Social Protection programmes show off entrepreneurial projects they have started since programmes commenced
  • Social Protection Programmes also look at children as a vulnerable group



An African continent free from poverty and vulnerability.

Mission Statement

To create partnerships with Civil Society and other organizations to engage with the Governments and International Development Agencies (IDAs) to develop and implement innovative Social Protection strategies and pro­grammes that make a difference in people’s lives in Africa.

Delegates of a unique organisation inspired one another to make a difference in the lives of the poor and marginalised in Kigali on 22nd and 23rd October 2015. Delegates attending an inspirational conference organised by the Africa Platform for Social Protection (APSP) in collaboration with the Rwanda Civil Society Platform (RCSP), were united in their commitment to engage in ensuring the delivery of social protection across the continent. Forty (40) participants linking twenty two (22) countries across Africa were united in their view that the poor and vulnerable members of society lose most when the state fails to put in place adequate social protection measures for all.


The New APSP Board held its first substantive meeting since its election in November, 2014, in Kigali, Rwanda between 10th and 12th June 2015. The meeting was hosted by Ms Peace Murungi, the Vice Chairperson of the organisation who is also the Secretary General of the Rwanda Civil Society Platform.


Agriculture continues to be the mainstay of many households in Africa who often practice subsistence farming that only seeks to provide what the household needs. This form of agriculture is mainly rain fed and uses rudimentary tools which reduce overall productivity. This is coupled by many other factors that render households vulnerable to shocks both natural and man-made making poverty rampant among these households. Mr. Edmond Odaba, Programme Manager, was in Cape Town, South Africa to discuss the correlation between Agriculture and Social Protectection together with other experts and here is what they had to say (click on the picture for the video).

The 2015 Global AgeWatch Index was release on 9th September 2015. This year’s index and report is strategic, leading up to the formal adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  The 17 goals and 169 targets of the SDG will be adopted by over 150 world leaders at the United Nations at the end of September, and hope the launch of this index and report is timely in that sense.  By the time they reach fruition in 2030, the global proportion of people aged 60 and over is predicted to rise from 12.3 per cent now to 16.5 per cent. Three quarters of these women and men will live in developing countries. Age is in 15 out of the 17 goals directly or by implication. 


 Social Protection is a dynamic field with tentacles stretching across different fields. The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations is looking to explore further the correlation between Social Protection and Forestry in an online discussion hosted on FAO’s Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition.Given that this topic is quite new FAO is opening up a forum for discussion and invites comments and views on the topic.