• 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 Protocol on the Rights of Older Persons in Africa, developed by a Working Group of the Africa Commission for Human and People’s Rights (ACHPR) since 2009, was adopted by the 4th Session of the Ministers in Charge of Social Development in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 30th May, 2014. The Africa Platform for Social Protection (APSP) which was represented at the meeting by Dr. Tavengwa Nhongo, Executive Director, is proud to have been among the team which was involved in the process. The Protocol will now follow the Africa Union channels for approval by the Heads of State and Government. “This is an important milestone for older persons of Africa as the protocol will go a long way in guaranteeing the rights of Older Persons. As with the Policy Framework and Plan of Action on Ageing (2002) and the AU Social Policy Framework for Africa, Africa is leading the way in seeking comprehensive solutions for its older citizens" said Dr. Nhongo.

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