• 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.

 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.



What does South Africa and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have in common? A lot perhaps, but in this case capacity building workshops on Social Protection that brought together Civil Society Organisations. The Africa Platform for Social Protection (APSP) together with the National Platforms of South Africa and the DRC organised two day workshops to enable members have a common understanding of Social Protection to inform advocacy from both policies and programmes.