• 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.

 

In June 2012, the ILO Recommendation No. 202 concerning National Floors of Social Protection was unanimously adopted by the global community. Through it, governments have committed to ensure universal access to essential services and protection against the risks of sickness, unemployment, poverty, etc.

Yet, today, more than 70 per cent of the world population is not adequately covered by social protection! With this background, in the framework of the Universal Social Protection Advocacy Tour (4-6 November 2014), Bread for the World, Solidar, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) and the Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors are organizing a Round Table Debate titled “Winning the fight against poverty and inequality: a Social Protection Floor for Everyone”. This debate will highlight and discuss:

 

  • How Social Protection Floors contribute to eradicate poverty and inequality and to the realization of human rights;
  • Why Social Protection should be a development priority in the Post-2015 development agenda
  • Existing good practice of social protection in Developing Countries (including Low income Countries);
  • The role the European Parliament can play to promote the human right to social security

 

Confirmed speakers include: Ms. Claire Courteille Director of the ILO-Brussels Office; Ms. Marion Ouma from the African Platform for Social Protection (Kenya); Mr. Ahmad Awad from the Phoenix Center for Economic and Informatics Studies (Jordan); Ms. Gala Diaz Langou from the Center for the Implementation of Public Policies Promoting Equity and Growth (Argentina); Ms. Maristela dela Cruz Cardenas from the Asia-Europe People Forum; Ms. Mutale Wakunuma from the Zambia Platform for a Social Protection Floor. For more details click here

 

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