• 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 Ministry of Labour, Social Security and Services of Kenya from the 27th - 30th January 2015, held its first ever Social Protection Week. The Africa Platform for Social Protection (APSP) was well represented during the event together with the Social Protection Actors Forum (SPAF), Kenya's Social Protection Platform. The Social Protection Week was themed "Enhancing Synergy in Social Protection Delivery". A key element in the delivery of services to the vulnerable and destitute.

The APSP played a prominent role in the event having secured space for a stand where Information, Education and Communication materials were distrubuted, and also Dr. Tavengwa M. Nhongo, Executive Director, was moderator over one of the sesions during the Conference. The APSP also used the opportunity to drum support for Social Protection by organising for an interview together with the Principal Secretary in the Ministry Mr. Ali Noor Ismail, with EbruTV Africa.

The Social Protection Week, provided an excellent opportunity for deliberations over salient issues facing Social Protection in the Country. Remarkedly, the disbursement and registration of beneficiaries in programmes. His Excellency the President, Uhuru Kenyatta, was at hand to officially launch the new bio-metric registration system and bank interlinked pay point system that eases payments, reduces instances of fraud and improves efficiences of service delivery to the beneficiary.

A milestone in Kenya's demonstration of committment and also a chance to showcase learnings and progress. This is a commendable effort in the push towards growing Social Protection and more so safeguarding the interests of the poor.

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