• 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.

APSP through its membership in the Inter-Agency Working Group on Child Rights and Wellbeing (IAWG) supported the process of the development of the East Africa Community Child Policy.  The policy aims at providing a functional regional framework to facilitate the development, harmonization coordination and effective implementation of national legislations, policies and action plans related to children and their wellbeing. You can download the Policy here.

 

The policy was adopted by the 3rd meeting of the Sectoral Council on Gender, Youth, Children, Social Protection and Community Development on 24th March 2016. The EAC Child Policy is the culmination of various processes geared towards the harmonisation of standards on and approaches to the implementation of child rights in the EAC. The Policy seeks to provide an operational, regional legal, policy, and institutional framework to facilitate the development, co-ordination and strengthening of national efforts geared towards the promotion of children’s rights. The EAC Child Policy will facilitate the harmonisation of child rights standards in EAC Partner States through establishing the ACRWC and the CRC as the main normative basis on child rights, setting out the priority areas of child rights, and defining specific strategies for the attainment of children’s rights in the EAC.

The Interagency working group is composed of among others, Save the Children International, Plan International, World Vision International, the African Child Policy Forum (ACPF), the African Platform for Social Protection (APSP) and the Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Inter-Agency Task Team on Children Affected by AIDS (RIATT-ESA), Elizabeth Glaser Paediatric AIDS Foundation and the African Network for The Prevention & Protection against Child Abuse and Neglect (ANPPCAN).  The IAWG is committed to work with the EAC Secretariat and other Partners to steer the implementation of the EAC Child Policy and the promotion of Child Rights in the region.

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