• 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 need to enhance ownership and accountability in Social Protection mechanism is paramount to ensuring social justice and equity among the citizenry. A process owned by a people enhances accountability, efficiency and sustainability of a programme and in this case of Social Protection programmes. It is this thinking that informed the Delegates thinking during the Munyonyo Annual Delegates Conference that led participants to aptly come up with the theme for the Peer Exchange and Learning events for 2013. The theme chosen was "Grassroots Participation in Social Protection"

Mbabane, Swaziland and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania were the venues for this year's Southern and, East and Central Africa, Peer Exchange and Learning event, held on the 9th to 11th July 2013 and, 29th and 30th August 2013 respectively. The meetings brought together government and Civil Society Organisations (CSO) to share best practice on enhancing grassroots participation in Social Protection within the respective regions. The meetings this year sought to identify opportunities in which grassroots participation can be enhanced, the result of which were country plans which outlined action plans to be explored. Details can be found in the two reports which can be downloaded here Southern and East and Central Africa Peer Exchange and Learning Event.

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