• 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

The APSP

Vision

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.

The Ministry of Labour, Social Security and Services of Kenya from the 27th - 30th January 2015, held its first ever Social Protection Week. The Africa Platform for Social Protection (APSP) was well represented during the event together with the Social Protection Actors Forum (SPAF), Kenya's Social Protection Platform. The Social Protection Week was themed "Enhancing Synergy in Social Protection Delivery". A key element in the delivery of services to the vulnerable and destitute.

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Theme: “Sustainable Development: The Promise of Technology”

 PRESS RELEASE

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 issues

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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