• 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.


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),


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.


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.


Following the abetting of the scares and risks associated with the Ebola Virus that led to the initial postponment of the Annual Delegats Conference, we are glad to announce that the ADC is back on. Like all good things that come to those who wait, the meeting is scheduled for Nairobi, Kenya from the 23rd - 26th November 2014. The schedule for the meeting as it stands is:

1.       Sunday, 23rd November, 2014 – arrival of participants

2.       Monday, 24th November, 2014 – Conference

3.       Tuesday, 25th November, 2014 – Board Elections

4.       Wednesday 26th November, 2014 – Departure of participants and a joint meeting of the new and retiring Board members

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 here



The participants at the AU Expert Consultation Meeting on Children and Social Protection Systems in Africa, gathered in Cape Town from 28th to 30th April 2014, under the theme: ‘Children and Social Protection Systems: Building the African Agenda’, and deliberated on the challenges facing the African child, the benefits of, and the need for social protection policies, measures and systems that are responsive to the rights of children, especially the most vulnerable.


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