INCLUSION, INTEGRATION AND TRANSFORMATION: SOCIAL PROTECTION FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES IN THE SADC – SASPEN Annual Conference 2017

The SASPEN Annual International Conference 2017 themed Inclusion, Integration and Transformation: Social Protection for Persons with Disabilities in the SADC took place at Protea Parktonian Hotel in Braamfontein, Johannesburg, on May 3-4, 2017. The following were the conference sub-themes: Social Protection Programmes for Persons with Disabilities; Mainstreaming Disability in Social Protection Policy; and … ———- Please continue reading

INCLUSION, INTEGRATION AND TRANSFORMATION: SOCIAL PROTECTION FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES IN THE SADC – SASPEN Annual Conference 2017

The SASPEN Annual International Conference 2017 themed Inclusion, Integration and Transformation: Social Protection for Persons with Disabilities in the SADC took place at Protea Parktonian Hotel in Braamfontein, Johannesburg, on May 3-4, 2017. Learn more about the 2017 conference presenters in this Handbook. To download the full conference programme, click here.   Tweet

SASPEN2017 CfP: Disability and Social Protection

2017 SASPEN ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE INCLUSION, INTEGRATION AND TRANSFORMATION: SOCIAL PROTECTION FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES IN THE SADC To read the Call for Abstracts and Concept Note in a pdf, click here (pdf, 404kb) We cordially invite you to attend the conference. Please register at https://www.conftool.net/saspen2017. Conference registration is limited … ———- Please continue reading

#SASPEN2016: Agenda 2063 and Agenda 2030 – Comprehensive Social Protection in the SADC – International Conference

Agenda 2063 and Agenda 2030: Comprehensive Social Protection in the SADC FES & SASPEN International Conference, 18-19 October 2016 in Johannesburg, South Africa   Click here for the conference programme. The SASPEN Annual conference 2016 was held under the theme “Comprehensive Social Protection” in the SADC, with three sub-themes, which were: Comprehensive Social Protection … ———- Please continue reading

ISCI Conference 2017 “Children in a World of Opportunities”

The Planning Committee of the International Society for Child Indicators (ISCI) announces its 6th Conference “Children in a World of Opportunities: Innovations in Research, Policy and Practice” which will convene in Montreal, Canada on June 28-30, 2017. This conference will bring together researchers, practitioners, policy makers, and child advocates from … ———- Please continue reading

SASPEN Country Workshop Tanzania

Between the 16th and the 17th of August 2016, SASPEN in cooperation with HelpAge International Tanzania HAI, Policy Research for Development (REPOA), the Tanzania Social Protection Network (TSPN), the Insitute for Finance Management (IFM), the University of Dar-Es-Salaam School of Law (UDSoL) and Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Dar-Es-Salaam and Lusaka/Zambia hosted a Social Protection Country Workshop … ———- Please continue reading

CfP: Comprehensive Social Protection – Annual SASPEN Conference

Agenda 2063 and Agenda 2030 – Comprehensive Social Protection in the SADC International Conference 18-19 October 2016 SASPEN (Southern African Social Protection Experts Network) and FES (Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung) will be hosting a two day international conference on “Comprehensive Social Protection in the SADC” in Johannesburg, on 18 and 19 October 2016. … ———- Please continue reading

UNRISD-Seminar: The Graduation Approach to Social Protection

The United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) will have an Research-Related Activity on 27 Jun 2016 at the United Nations Office at Geneva: This UNRISD Seminar will examine whether graduation, in the context of social protection schemes, is a viable way to help people move out of extreme … ———- Please continue reading

Lusaka Conference: Industrial Relations, Negotations & Collective Bargaining

Labour legislation is one of the biggest issues around the world. In order to tackle its challenges in Zambia, MD INK invites stakeholders who are working labour standards and laws to a conference on the 29th and 30th of June 2016. While the employer has a fundamental right to run … ———- Please continue reading

Virtual Meeting: Gender Aspects of Social Protection

A virtual meeting on the 9th of June at 3pm (UTC +0) deals with gender aspects of Social Protection; organized by IPC-IG as part of the South-South experience exchange. The aim is for social protection policy makers from Africa and Brazil to exchange experiences, best practices, challenges and recommendations on the gender … ———- Please continue reading

Lusaka SP Colloquium: Social Protection for Informal Workers

On May 12, 2016, SASPEN, the Platform for Social Protection Zambia (PSP), and the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Zambia (FES) hosted the the third 2016 Lusaka Social Protection Colloquium themed “Social Protection for Informal Workers” The Colloquium was officially opened by Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Security, Honourable Alfreda Kansembe, MP. The Colloquium … ———- Please continue reading

Zambia Social Protection Week 2016

The Government of the Republic of Zambia is hosting a Social Protection Week 2016 through the Ministries of Community Development & Social Welfare and Labour & Social Security, May 16-20, 2016. The week comes with a number of public fora (‘open Sessions’) to which the public is invited, such as Tuesday, 9-13, Building … ———- Please continue reading

UNICEF to Explore Link between SP and Violence Prevention

UNICEF Innocenti and the Know Violence in Childhood Initiative are hosting a round table in Florence, Italy to explore the linkages between social protection and the prevention of violence against children. The round table will gather 25 experts from around the globe for two days to discuss new research linking social protection to … ———- Please continue reading

Lusaka Colloquium: Social Protection for Persons with Disabilities

On April 25, 2016, SASPEN, the Platform for Social Protection Zambia (PSP), and the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Zambia (FES) hosted the the second 2016 Lusaka Social Protection Colloquium themed “Social Protection for Persons with Disabilities” Zambia’s Minister of Community Development and Social Welfare , Hon. Emerine Kabanshi, MP, Ms Catalina Devandas Aguilar, … ———- Please continue reading

GLU CfP: Conference “Just Transition and the Role of Labour”

The Global Labour University (GLU) has issued a call of papers for the upcoming conference “Just Transition and the Role of Labour: Our Ecological, Social and Economic Future” September 28 to 30, 2016 in Johannesburg, South Africa The conference theme addresses global economic and political (dis)order which has had a tremendous impact … ———- Please continue reading

Transfer Project Workshop 2016

From April 6-8, 2016 the Transfer Project organized an international workshop for policy-makers, researchers and UN experts, national governments, research institutions and international organizations to discuss and promote the subject of government cash transfers in Africa and beyond. The 2016 workshop entered a new frontier for the Transfer Project, with the … ———- Please continue reading

Call for Papers – Social Protection Symposium Bonn 5-6 Sep

The department of Social Security Studies from the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences in cooperation with the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES), GIZ, the German Development Institute (DIE) and the Maastricht Graduate School of Governance are convening an international symposium on: “Social protection systems – tying the knots”  on September 5-6, 2016 in Bonn, Germany. … ———- Please continue reading

AU Conference: Financing Social Protection in Africa

On April 3, 2016 the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and African Union Commission hosted a meeting “Opportunities and challenges in financing social protection in Africa” in Addis Ababa. Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development and international partners such as ILO, UNDP, ECA, UNICEF, EU, World Bank, WHO, … ———- Please continue reading

Workshop on Indigenous Social Security Systems and Government Policies

On March 8-9 2016, The University of Johannesburg hosted an international workshop on Indigenous Social Security Systems and Government Policies: Perspectives from Southern and West Africa. Download the concept note here and the workshop programme here. Nonetheless, even though there are many scholars, governments and other actors advocating for more social … ———- Please continue reading

7th Citizens Continental Conference in Kigali

In the course of this years African Union summit in Kigali, the 7th Citizens Continental Conference takes place between the 7th and the 9th of July 2016. The 7th Citizens Continental Conference was organized  by the civil society organization Center for Citizens’ Participation on the African Union (CCPAU) and others. … ———- Please continue reading

Lusaka Colloquium: The Role of Civil Society in Social Protection Policy

On February 24, 2016, SASPEN, the Platform for Social Protection Zambia (PSP), and the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Zambia (FES) hosted the the first 2016 Lusaka Social Protection Colloquium themed “The Role of Civil Society in Social Protection Policy” with presentations by Zambia’s Minister of Labour and Social Security, Hon. Fackson Shamenda, MP, … ———- Please continue reading

UNU-WIDER Symposium: The Political Economy of Social Protection in Developing Countries

UNU-WIDER organized a 3-day symposium on the Political Economy of Social Protection Systems in Developing Countries in Mexico City from 8-10 February. In attendance were over 40 researchers from the fields of economics and political science to discuss their work related to the political economy of social protection. Among the case … ———- Please continue reading

CSocD 54 Side-Event: Quest for Dignity

On February 8, 2016 Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES), the International Labour Organization (ILO), the International Council on Social Welfare (ICSW), the International Association School of Social Work (IASSW AIETS) and the Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors (GCSPF) hosted a side event in at the 54th session of the UN Commission for Social Development … ———- Please continue reading

APSP Annual Delegates Conference Report

The Africa Platform for Social Protection (APSP) has published a comprehensive report of its 2015 Annual Delegates Conference that was held in Rwanda from 22nd-24th October 2015. Please access the report here (pdf, 972kb). The report features presentations on the African Union Agenda 2063, Child-Sensitive Social Protection, Social Protection and … ———- Please continue reading

APSP Annual Delegates Conference 2015 in Kigali

The Africa Platform for Social Protection (APSP) has hosted its 2015 Annual Delegates Conference in Kigali, Rwanda on Oct 22-23. Delegates of a unique organisation inspired one another to make a difference in the lives of the poor and marginalised in Kigali on 22nd and 23rd October 2015. Delegates attending … ———- Please continue reading

RSA Roundtable Social Protection for Informal Workers

A roundtable (pdf, 706kb) in the context of the implementation of the National Development Plan (NDP) of South Africa on October 20, 2015, in Pretoria, discussed social protection for informal workers. As part of the roundtable, SASPEN AC member Stephen Devereux and Ina Conradie presented “Informal Work, Social Protection Gaps, and Policy Options” … ———- Please continue reading

Sustainability Conference in IPC-IG Newsletter

The UNDP IPC-IG has covered the SASPEN Conference on Sustainable Development in their newsletter issue 46, October 2015:   Sustainability of Social Protection The fourth annual Southern Africa Social Protection Experts Network (SASPEN) Conference “Sustainability of Social Protection: Economic Returns, Political Will and Fiscal Space” took place on 20-21 October … ———- Please continue reading

Conference Pictures 2015 Sustainability Conference

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Grupo de Canto e Dança Milorho Mozambique

Grupo de Canto e Dança Milorho Mozambique

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2015 Conference “Sustainability of Social Protection”

SASPEN and FES hosted a two day conference on Sustainability of Social Protection in the SADC: Economic Returns, Political Will and Fiscal Space in Johannesburg, on October 20-21, 2015. 125 delegates from 28 countries (including Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, United … ———- Please continue reading

Sustainability Conference Programme

The upcoming fourth annual SASPEN Conference themed on “Sustainability of Social Protection: Economic Returns, Political Will and Fiscal Space” on October 20-21 in Johannesburg will be graced by seven keynote addresses by speakers from ILO, FAO PtoP, UNDP IPC-IG, the CSSR at UCT, the Wits School of Governance and the … ———- Please continue reading

TMO: 9th Poverty and Social Protection Conference 2016

The 9th Poverty and Social Protection Conference of the Tomorrow People Organization takes place on 9-11 March 2016 in Bangkok. . This conference will focus on issues of poverty and its eradication, social inequality, race relations and policy management and mismanagement with an international perspective. As poverty continues to be an … ———- Please continue reading

World Social Science Forum 2015

13-16 September the 3rd World Social Science Forum themed “Transforming Global Relations for a Just World” took place in Durban with over 1000 participants from 84 countries and 4 days programme filled with presentations. The WSSF was organized by the International Social Science Council together with the co-hosts – the … ———- Please continue reading