• 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.

The Mozambique Week on Social Protection was a first on the continent. An entire week

dedicated to Social Protection bringing together governments, civil society organisations and international development partners. Creation of opportunities for all and reducing shocks to vulnerable groups have largely been approached as economic problems that can be solved with economic solutions. As it turns out economic growth alone has not been able to provide that vital nexus to cushion the most vulnerable groups in society from shocks of daily living. Social Protection programmes have been known to greatly bridge this gap and give vulnerable groups in society a shot at a more dignified standard of living.

The Mozambique Week on Social Protection began with delegates being taken to five project sites which depicted the epitome of Social Protection. These included a children’s orphanage, a cash transfer programme, a recreation facility for older persons, a home for mentally disabled children and a pilot government installation for information sharing and community outreach.

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