• 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



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.

APSP held a regional consultation on the Child sensitive social protection framework. Social protection is widely seen as a crucial component of poverty reduction strategies and efforts to reduce vulnerability to economic, social, natural and other shocks and stresses. While many social protection measures already benefit children without explicitly targeting them, awareness on consideration of children in the design, implementation and evaluation of social protection programmes can have more impact.

Child-sensitive social protection is an evidence-based approach that aims to maximize opportunities and developmental outcomes for children by considering different dimensions of children’s well-being. The consultative meeting brought together civil society organizations working in social protection, as well as those working in child protection. The meeting also provided an opportunity to share preliminary findings of the child poverty and vulnerability analysis as well as identification of gaps and best practice in child sensitive social protection in the region.

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