• 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.

The Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES), in close collaboration with partners across Africa in social protection – ITUC/ALRN; WIEGO & APSP1– is implementing the Rights Based Social Protection Project in Sub-Saharan Africa. The aim of the project is for African countries to put programs of social protection on a legal basis2. The project would work towards lobbying and advancing the argument that African governments consider social protection to be a right and entitlement, and not just a matter of charity and thus this places clear obligations on governments to guarantee social protection.

A consultant is now sought to conduct a scoping exercise on the status of Rights Based Social Protection in Sub – Saharan Africa. The scoping paper is expected to contribute to the development of project’s regional rights based social protection strategy. Overall, the scoping paper shall provide background information and analysis on the relevance of rights-based approaches (RBAs) for the provision of social protection (SP) in Sub-Saharan Africa. Specifically, it is expected to focus on the rights based frameworks that govern selected Sub-Saharan African countries’ social protection programs and safety nets.

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