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

SPIREWORK Expert Meeting 12-14th December, 2016

The Social Protection Plan for the Informal and Rural Economy Workers  (SPIREWORK) expert meeting was held from 12th – 14th December 2016 in Lilongwe, Malawi. The objective of the meeting was to share findings of the study conducted on the role of cooperatives in providing social protection to rural workers. The workshop … ———- 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

International Seminar on Social Protection, Dakar, April 8 & 9

In Dakar Social Protection Specialists from African Countries and Brazil came together in a 2 day “International Seminar on Social Protection” on April 8 & 9. This conference was in preparation of the upcoming African Union 1st Ordinary Session of the new Specialized Technical Committee on Social Development, Labour and … ———- Please continue reading

AU Scholarships: Special Call for Applicants with Physical Disabilities

The Mwalimu Nyerere African Union Scholarship Scheme was launched in 2007 with the aim of contributing to the production and retention of high calibre African human capital for sustainable development of the continent in critical development areas, while promoting regional integration through intra-African mobility of students. To encourage the participation … ———- Please continue reading

Conference Materials of the Social Protection for Children Conference in Addis Ababa

On 27-28 October 2014 the African Child Policy Forum (ACPF) held a conference in Addis Ababa entitled ‘Social Protection in Africa: Making it Work for Children’. It was attended by 350 representatives from governments, the African Union, United Nations organisations, civil society groups, academic and research institutes, and international partners. … ———- Please continue reading