• 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.

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.

  Lilian also served on as the legal representative on the Architects Regulations Board. Her work as the Executive Director for the Platform for Labour Action, a national NGO, and on the Uganda Labour Advisory Board to the Minister responsible for Labour, has contributed to her rating as a labour rights expert. Lilian is the founder of Platform for Labour Action a local NGO that advocates, promotes and protects the rights of vulnerable and marginalised workers. Through her leadership and selflessness, Lilian has assisted hundreds of vulnerable and marginalised workers escape exploitation, abuse and access justice.  

Lilian holds a Master of Arts Degree in Governance and Development from the University of Sussex University United Kingdom, a Bachelor of Laws degree from Makerere University Kampala a Diploma in Legal Practice, from Law Development Centre, Kampala. Lilian was elected an Ashoka Fellow for Life 2002, Global Association of Leading Social Entrepreneurs, and Profiled amongst “Inspirational Women of Uganda Directory 2014” by CEDA International.

Since 2010 to Present:  Lilian has served  as Chairperson of the Africa Platform for Social Protection  : Lilian has lead and contributed to the establishment of  25 national platforms of civil society  influencing the development and implementation of  social protection policies and programmes in these countries. These include: Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Ghana, Zambia, Mozambique, Swaziland, Nigeria, Democratic Republic of Congo, Senegal, Burkina Faso etc.

 She has served as the Regional Expert on the Advisory Committee for the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) working on a Research on the views, experiences and perceptions of cash transfer programme among beneficiaries and their communities: Social protection, social inclusion and cash transfers.  In 2012 she wrote an endorsement  quote  for  the: Gender and Social Protection in the Developing World: Beyond Mothers and Safety Nets  a  publication  of  Zed books which highlights  the gaps in  addressing gender in social protection programmes in Africa.  Lilian has also initiated and lead research, as well as edited several publications during her leadership at the Platform for Labour Action. Working as the Country Consultant on Grants for the American Jewish World Service 2007 – 2013, Lilian facilitated more than 22 grassroots organisations to access and leverage funding for their human rights work through designing tailored capacity building initiatives and providing technical assistance.

Since 2002 Lilian has lead activities aimed at prevention and protection of children from child labour and exploitation. Lilian has continued to lead the campaign for a minimum wage in Uganda. She has also spearheaded efforts on the creation of awareness on the rights of domestic workers and provided space for them to access legal aid and related services. This has been done amidst her campaigns for a transparent and a consultative centred reforms of the social security sector. Lilian has mentored and served as a role model for several female lawyers along the years and her path has reach out to many non-lawyers.

 

 Lilian is the winner of the female human rights lawyer of the year award 2014 as endorsed by the Female Lawyers Committee of the Uganda Law Society.

 

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