• 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.

Following the launch of the SASPEN Network in 2013, the network has gone ahead to achieve a number of milestones, one of which is a publication that seeks to jolt the mind into thinking about the right mix in policy discussions around Social Protection definitions. What is practical versus feasible, is it possible to coerce an entity into a definition that is wide and all encompassing rather than negotiate from a point of limited resources? What is the value of a rights based approach in a Social Protection policy; especially when various stakeholders need to be consulted to effect a programme that delivers to the most vulnerable and poor? The paper looks at the different scenarios of Social Protection policy definitions while remaining neutral on "how best to" to enable discourse on the subject matter. For more details please click here.

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