• 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.

Africa Platform for Social Protection (APSP) is undertaking a research on the management (collection, storage, usage and dissemination) of the privacy of personal information in the Older Persons Cash Transfer (OPCT) programme in Kenya. A lot of information is being collected in the implementation of these programmes. However, there is limited knowledge on how information collected is handled. A number of countries across the continent have put in place human rights, media and information laws which up to now have not been adequately applied including in the area of Social Protection. Indeed, there are issues regarding the implementation of these laws with regard to general management and protection of personal information.


As the Social Protcetion agenda continues to grow, the Africa Platform for Social Protection


Buziga Resort sits on a slope overlooking Lake Victoria, scattered with little islands on the precipice


The need to enhance ownership and accountability in Social Protection mechanism is paramount to ensuring social justice and equity among the citizenry. A process owned by a people enhances accountability, efficiency and sustainability of a programme and in this case of Social Protection programmes. It is this thinking that informed the Delegates thinking during the Munyonyo Annual Delegates Conference that led participants to aptly come up with the theme for the Peer Exchange and Learning events for 2013. The theme chosen was "Grassroots Participation in Social Protection"


The Mozambique Week on Social Protection was a first on the continent. An entire week


 The Social Protection Actors Forum (SPAF) on 30th May 2012, held a Validation Workshop for


News Feeds

Get Socials


© Copyright 2013. The Africa Platform for Social Development (APSP). All Rights Reserved. Website Design by Tech & Design Ltd.