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

Pick a Conference Theme – Opportunity for Network Members

The Southern African Social Protection Experts Network (SASPEN) and Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Zambia have been organizing the SASPEN Annual International Conferences on Social Protection in the SADC on different topical issues. The Annual SASPEN Conferences have become much sought after events attracting participation beyond the continent. The conferences bring together … ———- Please continue reading

New SASPEN One Pager Subseries

SASPEN in partnership with the International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG) have produced a subseries of the world famous one pagers. In this subseries, three one pagers summarise key perspectives on different aspects of Social Protection in Mozambique, Nigeria and Zambia. The one pagers include ‘Rethinking the Design and Implementation of … ———- Please continue reading

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

SASPEN brief: 8 new Briefs on Sustainability of Social Protection

In SASPEN briefs 1/2016 to 8/2016, eight presenters from the 2015 annual SASPEN Conference “Sustainability of Social Protection in the SADC: Economic Returns, Political Will and Fiscal Space” explore different facets of social protection and country case studies. Victoire Umuhire and Christoph Ernst of the International Labour Organisation discuss the … ———- 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

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

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

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

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

4th SASPEN Annual General Meeting

The annual SASPEN conference also hosted the 4th Annual General Meeting of SASPEN attended by 100 participants of the network. The meeting was hosted by SASPEN Advisory Council Member and Director of the Studies in Poverty and Inequality Institute (SPII), Ms Isobel Frye. In his keynote address, Mr Mario Györi … ———- Please continue reading

Book Launch: International Instruments of Social Protection

On Oct 20, at the occasion of the annual SASPEN conference, a new milestone publication in two volumes, edited by the Centre for International & Comparative Labour and Social Security Law, CICLASS at the University of Johannesburg and Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Zambia and authored by Prof Letlhokwa George Mpedi and Dr Mathias … ———- 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

SASPEN Workshop “Social Protection & Poverty Reduction” at ILERA World Congress 2015

September 7-11 the ILERA World Congress took place in Cape Town under the theme “The Changing World of Work: Implications for Labour and Employment Relations and Social Protection” with a full week’s programme concerning labour relations in six tracks, one of them social protection. At the Congress, SASPEN and Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung … ———- Please continue reading

Letlhokwa George Mpedi designate Dean of UJ Faculty of Law

SASPEN Advisory Council Member Prof Letlhokwa George Mpedi becomes Dean at UJ Faculty of Law, starting 1 January 2016. As the Director at the Centre for International and Comparative Labour and Social Security Law (CICLASS) at UJ, Prof Mpedi illustrated his passion to address inequality and social injustices in the developing … ———- Please continue reading

Call for Contributions: Sustainability of Social Protection Oct 20-21 Johannesburg

Deadline for Abstracts extended until September 22. International Conference Oct 20-21, 2015 Sustainability of Social Protection in the SADC: Economic Returns, Political Will and Fiscal Space SASPEN (Southern African Social Protection Experts Network) and FES (Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung) will be hosting a two day international conference on “Sustainability of Social Protection” in … ———- Please continue reading

SASPEN Brief – Patrick Taran: Extending Social Security to Migrants

In the first ever SASPEN brief 1/2015, Patrick Taran of Global Migration Policy Associates Geneva elaborates a roadmap for “Extending Social Security to Migrants in Southern Africa”. Read the brief here (pdf, 410kb). The SASPEN brief is a series of research and policy briefs published by the Southern African Social … ———- Please continue reading

Lusaka Social Protection Colloquium: Social Protection, Labour Law and Decent Work

On July 15, 2015, SASPEN, the Platform for Social Protection Zambia (PSP) and Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Zambia (FES) hosted the 2nd 2015 Lusaka Social Protection Colloquium themed “Social Protection, Labour Law and Decent Work” with presentations by Zambia’s Minister of Labour and Social Security, Hon. Fackson Shamenda, MP, Ms Milensu Kapaipi of the International Labour … ———- Please continue reading

New Promotional SASPEN logo

SASPEN has developed a set of promotional logos “Proudly part of the SASPEN network“. We encourage any individuals and institutions engaged with the network to display the logo on their websites and include it in publications related to social protection. This is meant to promote the network as exchange and information … ———- Please continue reading

Lusaka Social Protection Colloquium: Progressive Social Policy and its Implementation

On June 25, 2015, SASPEN, the Platform for Social Protection Zambia (PSP) and Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Zambia (FES) hosted the 1st 2015 Lusaka Social Protection Colloquium themed “Progressive Social Policy and its Implementation” with presentations by Former Federal Minister of Justice of Germany, Prof Herta Däubler-Gmelin and former Second Lady of Zambia, Dr Charlotte Harland … ———- Please continue reading

SASPEN-PSP-FES International Workshop: Social Indices in the SADC Context

The Southern African Social Protection Experts Network (SASPEN) together with The Platform for Social Protection Zambia (PSP) and the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Lusaka (FES) hosted an international expert workshop on June 10-11 at Chaminuka Lodge, Lusaka themed Social Indices in the SADC Context Measuring: Inequality – Monitoring Resource Distribution – Promoting Justice. Click here to … ———- Please continue reading

Pictures of Index Workshop 2015

INDEX-WORKSHOP-2015

Social Indices in the SADC Context
Measuring Inequality – Monitoring Resource Distribution – Promoting Justice
International Expert Workshop, 10-11 June 2015

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SASPEN to host Annual Conference on Sustainability

SASPEN and Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Zambia will host the 2015 annual SASPEN conference on October 20-21 in Johannesburg. This year’s conference is themed Sustainability of Social Protection, tentatively sub-themed with four tracks on “Political Commitment“, “Economic Returns“, “Fiscal Space” and “Productivity Gains“. A concept note and call for papers will be made … ———- Please continue reading

Pictures of Migration Conference

The order of the 51 pictures follows the conference programme (pdf).

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Pictures of Third Annual General Meeting

Pictures from the 3rd Annual General Meeting of SASPEN on October 29, 2014, in Johannesburg.

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Third SASPEN Annual General Meeting

The Southern African Social Protection Experts Network SASPEN held its third annual general meeting on 29 October in Johannesburg. After a joint reflection on the strengths and opportunities of the network, SASPEN coordinator Mr Daniel Kumitz presented the report on the development and activities of the network in its third … ———- Please continue reading