An African continent free from poverty and vulnerability.
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.
The 2014 Annual General Meeting (AGM) was particularly special because it marked the end of term for the former Board of Directors and a new dawn for the leadership of the APSP. The AGM offered delegates representing the five regions of the African Union (AU) i.e. Central, East, North, South and West Africa the opportunity to vote in regional representatives to constitute the new the Board. The Board is however not complete without the co-option of the Francophone Representative, Special Interests Representative and Treasurer.
The balloting saw the regional representatives voted into the board from whom a Chair and Vice were also elected:
In June 2012, the ILO Recommendation No. 202 concerning National Floors of Social Protection was unanimously adopted by the global community. Through it, governments have committed to ensure universal access to essential services and protection against the risks of sickness, unemployment, poverty, etc. Yet, today, more than 70 per cent of the world population is not adequately covered by social protection! With this background, in the framework of the Universal Social Protection Advocacy Tour (4-6 November 2014),Read more...
Earlier this year we ecstatically reported of the adoption of the Protocol on the Rights of Older Persons by Africa Union Ministers in charge of Social Development. The APSP which was actively involved in the development of the Protocol by input of the Executive Director, Dr. Tavengwa M. Nhongo, is similarly pleased to report on the development of the Draft Protocol on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. An introspective look at the machinations of policy development reveals a long protracted process that is characterized by consultations with the various communities of interest. Read the Concept Note and Draft Protocol hereRead more...
Theme: “Sustainable Development: The Promise of Technology”
Today, we the Civil Society Platform for Social Protection – Ghana, join hands with citizens, communities, Disabled Peoples’ Organizations, the private sector and the government in Ghana and all over the world to celebrate the International Day of People with Disability (IDPD) which is celebrated on December 3 each year. The observance of the Day aims to promote an understanding of disability issuesRead more...
Lilian is a social political lawyer, with over twenty years of experience in the public, private and not for profit sectors. She has served on a number of NGO Boards and is currently the Chairperson of the Africa Platform for Social Protection. A Senior Advocate, Lilian enrolled and was admitted to the Bar in 1992. She served as a Board member of the Legal Aid Clinic of the Uganda Law Society 1998- 2000 and FIDA Uganda 1997- 2000.Read more...
As part of a two year programme on “Strengthening Social Protection to Prevent and Mitigate the Impact of HIV/AIDS, and Poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa” being implemented in consortia by the Africa Platform for Social Protection (APSP) with support from SIDA-NORAD.