Lusaka SP Colloquium: Exploring the linkages: Strengthening coordination between Social Protection and Agriculture

On January 17, 2017, SASPEN, the Platform for Social Protection Zambia (PSP), and the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Zambia (FES) hosted the

the first 2017 Lusaka Social Protection Colloquium themed “Exploring the linkages: Strenghening coordination between Socail Protection and Agriculture

Welcome Remarks were given by Mr. Patrick K. Nshindano (PSP Zambia Board Representative), Ms. Mutale Wakunuma (SASPEN Advisory Council Member) and Vince Chipatuka (FES Project Manager)
The Colloquium was officially opened by Deputy Director Department of Agriculture, Honourable Alick Daka.

The Colloquium included presentations by
Dr. Solomon Asfwa, ‘From Protection to Production’: Do social cash transfer programmes promote agriculturues activities and livelihoods? (FAO Rome),
Mr. Gift Makungu, Food Security Pack Programme (MSDCW),
Mr. Ballad Zulu, Does the E-Voucher fix the Targeting Challenges of FSIP? (IAPRI)

Download the Lusaka Social Protection Program here (pdf, 213 KB).
A podcast of the event is being produced and will be shared in due course.

Dr. Solomon Asfaw, an Economist at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations based in Rome, provided the keynote presentation for this evening in which he elaborated the ‘From Protection to Production’: Do social cash transfer programmes promote agriculturues activities and livelihoods? (pdf, 1,298kb).





Mr. Gift Makungu, Director Department of Community Development in the Ministry of Community Development and Social Welfare (MCDSW) introduced into the Food Security Pack Programme (FSP) (pdf, 682kb).





Mr Ballad Zulu, Director Outreach Indaba Agricultural Policy Research Institute (IAPRI) reflect on the theme in answering the question Does the E-Voucher Fix the Targeting Challenges of FISP? (pdf, 2,319kb).

Mr. Ballad Zulu moderated the evening and facilitated the discussions.




Find the pictures of the event below:


Mr. Vince Chipatuka, SASPEN Coordinator


Mr. Patrick K. Nshindano, Ms. Mutale Wakunuma, Mr. Gift Makungu, Mr. Vine Chipatuka (from left to right).

Discussion: Mr. Vince Chipatuka, Mr. Gift Makungu, Mr. Solomon Asfwa.

Welcome remark by Mr. Patrick K. Nshindano

Welcome remark by Ms. Mutale Wakunuma

Group picture

Mr. Dr. Solomon Asfwa during his speech.

During the discussion the audience ask questions concerning the speeches and keynotes.

The audience was very interested.

The colloquium was filmed, various journalist attended.

More than 80 people attended the colloquium.

Many questions were asked.

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