Social Protection for the Informal Economy Conference 2013

Social Protection for those working informally – International Conference Sep 16-17, 2013 Johannesburg

Click here for the full Conference Programme and Concept Note (pdf)

Conference Presentations and Papers (draft, subject to future revision)

Guest of Honour – Amb. Dr Olawale I. Maiyegun, AU Director of Social Affairs: SPIREWORK – Social Protection Plan for the Informal Economy and Rural Workers 2011-2015 KEYNOTE ADDRESS (pdf) POWERPOINT (pdf)

Prof Frances Lund, Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO) University KwaZulu-Natal: Framing Social Protection for Informal Workers: Issues, Target Groups, Problem Areas, and Promising Pathways POWERPOINT (pdf)

Prof Marius Olivier, Institute for Social Law and Policy (ISLP) and North-West University Potcheftsroom: Extending social protection to informal workers: Conceptual framework, regional extension modalities and comparative developments POWERPOINT (pdf)

Dr Tavengwa Nhongo, Director Africa Platform for Social Protection (APSP): Social Protection and Informal Workers in Africa DRAFT PAPER pending revisions (pdf) POWERPOINT (pdf)

Dr Sally Peberdy, Gauteng Region City Observatory (GRCO): Social Protection for Informal Cross-Border Traders POWERPOINT (pdf)

Dr Rose Aderolili, Chief Employment and Social Protection UN Economic Commission for Africa: Gender Sensitive Social Protection and Universal Health Coverage for Informal Workers POWERPOINT (pdf)

Ms Bodhi Pieris, Chief Technical Adviser ILO Pretoria: Maternity Protection for Informal Workers POWERPOINT (pdf)

Prof Frances Lund, Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO) University KwaZulu-Natal: Occupational Health Schemes for Informal Workers in Ghana, Tanzania, Brazil, Peru and India POWERPOINT (pdf)

Prof Edwell Kaseke, University of the Witwatersrand: Informal Social Security DRAFT PAPER pending revisions (pdf) POWERPOINT (pdf)

Ms Mildred Mushunje, FAO Zimbabwe: Social Protection for Rural and Farm Workers: The case in Zimbabwe DRAFT PAPER pending revisions (pdf) POWERPOINT (pdf)

Mr Gift Dafuleya, University of Johannesburg: Informal and Formal Social Protection DRAFT PAPER pending revisions (pdf) POWERPOINT (pdf)

Prof Avinash Govindjee, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University Port Elizabeth and Prof Marius Olivier, Institute for Social Law and Policy (ISLP) and North-West University Potcheftsroom: Employment Guarantee Schemes and Public Works Programmes as Social Protection Measure Affecting Informal Economy Workers DRAFT PAPER pending revisions (pdf) POWERPOINT (pdf)

Dr Marianne Ulriksen, Centre for Social Development Africa (CSDA), University of Johannesburg: Social Citizenship and Informal Workers – Contrasting the Principles of Unemployment Insurance and Public Works Programmes DRAFT PAPER pending revisions (pdf) POWERPOINT (pdf)

Dr Henry Chikova, National Social Security Authority Zimbabwe: Social Protection and Informal Workers in Zimbabwe DRAFT PAPER pending revisions (pdf) POWERPOINT (pdf)

Mr Jean Bosco Wasso Kazamwali, Plateforme Congolaise pour la Protection Sociale: Social Protection and Informal Workers in the Democratic Republic of Congo POWERPOINT FRENCH (pdf) POWERPOINT ENGLISH (pdf)

Mr Wezi Galera Shaba, University Livingstonia (Malawi): Social Protection and Informal Workers in Malawi DRAFT PAPER pending revisions (pdf) POWERPOINT (pdf)

Dr Tulia Ackson and Dr Juliana Masabo, University Dar-Es-Salaam: Social Protection and Informal Workers in Tanzania DRAFT PAPER pending revisions (pdf) POWERPOINT (pdf)

Mr Fatadin Fatadin, Commissioner Social Security Mauritius: Social Protection and Informal Workers in Mauritius POWERPOINT (pdf)

Ms Hilma Shindondola-Mote and Johanna Ohlsonn, Labour Resource and Research Institute LARRI Namibia: Social Protection and Informal Workers in Namibia DRAFT PAPER pending revisions (pdf)

Prof Marius Olivier, Institute for Social Law and Policy (ISLP) and North-West University Potcheftsroom and Dr Marianne Ulriksen, Centre for Social Development Africa (CSDA), University of Johannesburg: Overview of Case Studies in Comparative Perspective POWERPOINT (pdf)

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Day 1, Monday 16 September, 2013

Session I: Opening

Chair Session I: Prof Leila Patel, Centre for Social Development Africa (CSDA), University of Johannesburg

Chair Session I: Prof Leila Patel, Centre for Social Development Africa (CSDA), University of Johannesburg

Welcome Remarks for SASPEN Steering Committee, Ms Isobel Frye, SPII Johannesburg

Welcome Remarks for SASPEN Steering Committee, Ms Isobel Frye, SPII Johannesburg

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Welcome Remarks for Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, Mr Helmut Elischer, Zambia Director FES

Welcome Remarks for Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, Mr Helmut Elischer, Zambia Director FES

Welcome Remarks for the Government of the Republic of South Africa, Mr Boas Seruwe, Commissioner of the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) (Department of Labour)

Welcome Remarks for the Government of the Republic of South Africa, Mr Boas Seruwe, Commissioner of the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) (Department of Labour)

Keynote Address, AU Director for Social Affairs, Ambassador Dr Olawale I. Maiyegun: "SPIREWORK – Social Protection Plan for the Informal Economy and Rural Workers 2011-2015"

Keynote Address, AU Director for Social Affairs, Ambassador Dr Olawale I. Maiyegun: “SPIREWORK – Social Protection Plan for the Informal Economy and Rural Workers 2011-2015”

Session II: Concepts, Frameworks and Policies

Chair Session II: Mr Victor Chikalanga, Director Ministry of Labour and Social Security Zambia

Chair Session II: Mr Victor Chikalanga, Director Ministry of Labour and Social Security Zambia

Prof Frances Lund Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO) University KwaZulu-Natal: Framing Social Protection for Informal Workers: Issues, Target Groups, Problem Areas, and Promising Pathways

Prof Frances Lund, Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO) & University KwaZulu-Natal: Framing Social Protection for Informal Workers: Issues, Target Groups, Problem Areas, and Promising Pathways

Prof Marius Olivier Institute for Social Law and Policy (ISLP) North-West University Potcheftsroom: Extending Social Protection to Informal Workers: Conceptual Framework, Regional Extension Modalities and Comparative Developments

Prof Marius Olivier, Institute for Social Law and Policy (ISLP), North-West University Potcheftsroom: Extending Social Protection to Informal Workers: Conceptual Framework, Regional Extension Modalities and Comparative Developments

Session III: Continental and Regional Trends

Chair Session III: Prof Letlhokwa George Mpedi, Centre for International and Comparative Labour and Social Security Law (CICLASS), University of Johannesburg

Chair Session III: Prof Letlhokwa George Mpedi, Centre for International and Comparative Labour and Social Security Law (CICLASS), University of Johannesburg

Dr Tavengwa Nhongo Director Africa Platform for Social Protection (APSP): Social Protection and Informal Workers in Africa

Dr Tavengwa Nhongo
Director Africa Platform for Social Protection (APSP): Social Protection and Informal Workers in Africa

Dr Sally Peberdy, Gauteng Region City Observatory (GRCO): Social Protection for Informal Cross-Border Traders

Dr Sally Peberdy, Gauteng Region City Observatory (GRCO): Social Protection for Informal Cross-Border Traders

Session IV: Health and Maternity

Chair Session IV: Prof Dolly Ntseane, University of Botswana

Chair Session IV: Prof Dolly Ntseane, University of Botswana

Dr Rose Aderolili, Chief Employment and Social Protection UN Economic Commission for Africa: Gender Sensitive Social Protection and Universal Health Coverage for Informal Workers

Dr Rose Aderolili, Chief Employment and Social Protection
UN Economic Commission for Africa: Gender Sensitive Social Protection and Universal Health Coverage for Informal Workers

Ms Bodhi Pieris, Chief Technical Adviser ILO Pretoria, Maternity Protection for Informal Workers

Ms Bodhi Pieris, Chief Technical Adviser ILO Pretoria, Maternity Protection for Informal Workers

Prof Frances Lund, Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO) University KwaZulu-Natal: Occupational Health Schemes for Informal Workers in Ghana, Tanzania, Brazil, Peru and India

Prof Frances Lund, Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO) & University KwaZulu-Natal: Occupational Health Schemes for Informal Workers in Ghana, Tanzania, Brazil, Peru and India

Day 2, Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Session V: Informal Social Security

Chair Session V: Prof Marius Olivier, Institute for Social Law and Policy (ISLP) & North-West University Potcheftsroom

Chair Session V: Prof Marius Olivier, Institute for Social Law and Policy (ISLP) & North-West University Potcheftsroom

Prof Edwin Kaseke, University of the Witwatersrand:Informal Social Security

Prof Edwin Kaseke, University of the Witwatersrand: Informal Social Security

Ms Mildred Mushunje, FAO Zimbabwe: Social Protection for Rural and Farm Workers: The case in Zimbabwe

Ms Mildred Mushunje,
FAO Zimbabwe: Social Protection for Rural and Farm Workers: The case in Zimbabwe

Mr Gift Dafuleya, University of Johannesburg: Informal and Formal Social Protection

Mr Gift Dafuleya, University of Johannesburg: Informal and Formal Social Protection

Session VI: Informal Work, Unemployment and Social Protection

Chair Session VI: Prof Ngeyi Ruth Kanyongolo, University of Malawi

Chair Session VI: Prof Ngeyi Ruth Kanyongolo, University of Malawi

Prof Avinash Govindjee, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University Port Elizabeth;  Prof Marius Olivier, Institute for Social Law and Policy (ISLP) & North-West University Potcheftsroom: Employment Guarantee Schemes and Public Works Programmes as Social Protection Measure Affecting Informal Economy Workers

Prof Avinash Govindjee, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University Port Elizabeth; Prof Marius Olivier, Institute for Social Law and Policy (ISLP) & North-West University Potcheftsroom: Employment Guarantee Schemes and Public Works Programmes as Social Protection Measure Affecting Informal Economy Workers

Dr Marianne Ulriksen, Centre for Social Development Africa (CSDA), University of Johannesburg: Social Citizenship and Informal Workers - Contrasting the Principles of Unemployment Insurance and Public Works Programmes

Dr Marianne Ulriksen, Centre for Social Development Africa (CSDA), University of Johannesburg: Social Citizenship and Informal Workers – Contrasting the Principles of Unemployment Insurance and Public Works Programmes

Session VII: Country Analyses

Chair Session VII: Mr Taku Fundira, Studies in Poverty and Inequality Institute SPII

Chair Session VII: Mr Taku Fundira, Studies in Poverty and Inequality Institute SPII

Dr Henry Chikova, National Social Security Authority Zimbabwe: Social Protection and Informal Workers in Zimbabwe

Dr Henry Chikova, National Social Security Authority Zimbabwe: Social Protection and Informal Workers in Zimbabwe

Mr Jean Bosco Wasso Kazamwali,  Plateforme Congolaise pour la Protection Sociale: Social Protection and Informal Workers in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Mr Jean Bosco Wasso Kazamwali,
Plateforme Congolaise pour la Protection Sociale: Social Protection and Informal Workers in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Mr Wezi Galera Shaba, University Livingstonia (Malawi): Social Protection and Informal Workers in Malawi

Mr Wezi Galera Shaba, University Livingstonia (Malawi): Social Protection and Informal Workers in Malawi

Dr Tulia Ackson & Dr Juliana Masabo, University Dar-Es-Salaam: Social Protection and Informal Workers in Tanzania

Dr Tulia Ackson & Dr Juliana Masabo (not at picture), University Dar-Es-Salaam: Social Protection and Informal Workers in Tanzania

Mr Fatadin Fatadin, Commissioner Social Security Mauritius: Social Protection and Informal Workers in Mauritius

Mr Fatadin Fatadin, Commissioner Social Security Mauritius: Social Protection and Informal Workers in Mauritius

Session VIII: Conference Outcomes and Policy Implications

Overview of Case Studies in Comparative Perspective
Dr Marianne Ulriksen, Prof Marius Olivier. Chair: Prof Frances Lund

Session IX: The Way Forward

Chair Session IX: Prof Edwin Kaseke, University of the Witwatersrand

Ms Gladys Mponda, MUFIS and Streetnet International; Mr Necodimus Chipfupa, HelpAge International; Prof Edwin Kaseke, University of the Witwatersrand; Dr Tavengwa Nhongo, APSP; Mr David Keendjele, SSC Namibia (left to right)

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Mr David Keendjele Social Security Commission Namibia

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Mr Chaka Ntsane, Board Member for Southern Africa Africa Platform Social Protection: Vote of Thanks

Mr Chaka Ntsane, Board Member for Southern Africa
Africa Platform Social Protection: Vote of Thanks

Other Impressions

Conference Rapporteur Bitso Paul Bitso (left) and Conference Coordinator (Daniel Kumizz)

Conference Rapporteur Bitso Paul Bitso (left) and Conference Coordinator Daniel Kumitz (right)

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