• 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 New APSP Board held its first substantive meeting since its election in November, 2014, in Kigali, Rwanda between 10th and 12th June 2015. The meeting was hosted by Ms Peace Murungi, the Vice Chairperson of the organisation who is also the Secretary General of the Rwanda Civil Society Platform.

 

All the Board members attended the 3 day meeting which was punctuated by intense discussions and concrete outcomes for the APSP. Among the key outcomes were the following:-

1.   Revised the constitution as mandated by the Delegates Conference of November, 2014. The Constitution will now be tabled for adoption at the next Delegates Conference later this year (2015)

2.   Adopted the new APSP Strategic Plan (2015 – 2017) which will now be distributed to Platforms, partners and stakeholders

3.   Adopted the APSP global budgets (FY2015/2016 and FY2016/2017)

4.   Adopted the Executive Director’s programme of work (2015 – 2016)

5.   Provided policy and administrative direction for the organisation

In his closing remarks, the Chairman, Mr Ebenezer Adjetey – Sorsey thanked Ms Murungi and the Rwanda Platform for hosting the meeting and provided a perfect environment for very rich and fruitful discussions. He observed that the meeting had achieved 100% quorum and attributed this to the commitment of the Board members, the hard work of the Secretariat and a very welcoming and friendly Rwanda. “This is the first country I have visited in Africa where anybody from an African country can come in and get a visa on arrival at the airport. The process is fast, stress free and the staff members are very friendly”, he said.

On her part, the Vice Chairperson, Ms Murungi, thanked the Board and the Secretariat for selecting Rwanda to host the meeting and hoped that apart from the productive meeting, staff and Board members had given themselves a little time to see a bit of the fast growing and beautiful Kigali. She thanked her organisation, the Rwanda Civil Society Platform for agreeing to host the meeting. “I wish all of you very safe travels home and can assure you that Rwanda is ready to host you once again”, she said.

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