Engendering Social Protection International Conference 2012

International Conference, October 22-23 2012, Lusaka, Venue: Cresta Golfview Hotel

Day 1

I. SESSION: Opening


Welcome Remarks

FES Resident Director – Mr Heiner Naumann

Platform for Social Protection Zambia – Ms Mutale Wakunuma

Institute for Social Law and Policy – Prof Dr Marius Olivier

Introduction of the Guest of Honour – Ms Linda Banji, Mistress of Ceremony


Official Opening of the Conference by Guest of Honour Honourable Inonge Wina MP Minister of Gender and Child Development Zambia


Keynote Address Engendering Social Protection – Prof Sandra Fredman University of Oxford

II. SESSION: Formal and Informal Sector


Informal vs. Formal Employment: A Gender Divide – Prof Francie Lund Women in Informal Employment: Globalising and Organising (WIEGO)


Gender, Labour Market and Social Security – Prof Dr Ngeyi Kanyongolo University of Malawi


Gender, Rural Development and Social Protection – Mr Isaac Kabelenga University of Zambia

III. SESSION: Gender and Social Protection in the SADC Countries


Gendered Social Protection: The Case for Legal and Policy Reform in SADC –Prof Dr Edwell Kaseke Wits University Prof Dr Marius Olivier Director ISLP

Day 2


Country Profile Botswana Prof Dr Dolly Ntseane (distributed paper) University of Botswana

Country Profile Lesotho Mr Bitso Paul Bitso Consultant Lesotho

Country Profile Malawi Prof Dr Ngeyi Kanyongolo University of Malawi

Country Profile Mauritius Mr Fatadin Fatadin Social Security Commissioner Mauritius

Country Profile Namibia Mr David Keendjele Consultant Namibia


Country Profile South Africa – Mr Mathias Nyenti CICLASS, University of Johannesburg

Country Profile Tanzania – Ms Juliana Masabo University of Dar-Es-Salaam

Country Profile Zambia – Mr Victor Chikalanga Director Social Security MLSS

Country Profile Zimbabwe – Ms Mildred Mushunje FAO Zimbabwe


Child Support Grants: Lessons for Scaling up Developmental Impacts – Prof Dr Leila Patel University Johannesburg

IV. SESSION: Gender Structures of Poverty and the Way Forward


Food Security and Rural Livelihood – Prof Dr Joyce Chitja University KwaZulu-Nataal


Plenary Discussion


Vote of Thanks – Ms Kufekisa M. Laugery Senior Citizens Association Zambia


Closing Remarks – Prof Francie Lund

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