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

FES Zambia is looking for a Scoping Paper Consultant for its Continental Project on Social Protection

The Friedrich Ebert Stiftung(FES) Zambia, in close collaboration with its social protection partners across Africa – ITUC/ALRN; WIEGO & APSP – is looking for a consultant to conduct a scoping exercise on the status of Rights Based Social Protection in Sub – Saharan Africa. For more details, on the Project and … ———- 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

SPI: Social Progress Index 2015

The Social Progress Imperative (SPI) launched the Social Progress Index of 2015. The Social Progress Index offers a rich framework for measuring the multiple dimensions of social progress, benchmarking success, and catalyzing greater human wellbeing. The 2015 version of the Social Progress Index has improved upon the 2014 version through … ———- Please continue reading

FES Lusaka: Call for expressions of interest – Stakeholder and Website Mapping

Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Lusaka is inviting expressions of interest to conduct two independent mapping analysis exercises: Mapping of stakeholders engaged with Social Protection on African continental and sub-regional level Mapping of websites engaged with Social Protection on African continental and sub-regional level Deadline for expressions of interest to conduct either analysis is May … ———- Please continue reading

Social Protection Floor Index launched

The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) in cooperation with the Maastricht Graduate School of Governance (mgsog at UNU-MERIT) has developed a Social Protection Floor Index (SPF-Index). The index measures the social-protection-floor-gap that exist at a country level and offers totally new approach to this specific theme for use by all stakeholders. It assesses the degree … ———- Please continue reading

Call for Papers – Social Protection Symposium Bonn 5-6 Sep

The department of Social Security Studies from the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences in cooperation with the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES), GIZ, the German Development Institute (DIE) and the Maastricht Graduate School of Governance are convening an international symposium on: “Social protection systems – tying the knots”  on September 5-6, 2016 in Bonn, Germany. … ———- 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

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

OECD: New Publications on Fiscal Sustainability and International Migration

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has published two new publications relevant to SASPEN themes: ‘Fiscal Sustainability of Health Systems’ focuses on institutional frameworks for financing health care in OECD countries. Read the publication here. ‘International Migration Outlook 2015’ analyses recent development in migration movements and policies in OECD … ———- 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

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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FES publishes Civil Society Guide to National Social Protection Floors

Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Berlin has together with its partners in the Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors developed and published a “Civil Society Guide to National Social Protection Floors” to assist Trade Unions and Civil Society Organizations in social protection floor advocacy. Writes ILO Director for Social Protection, Isabel Ortiz An important … ———- Please continue reading

ILO, NSSA & FES: Employment Injury Protection Video Clip

On Oct 20-21, 2014, the ILO, the Zimbabwean National Social Security Authority (NSSA) and Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) organized a consultative and training workshop with experts and government stakeholders from Southern and Eastern African countries on the issue of Employment Injury Protection in Harare, Zimbabwe. A video clip on Employment … ———- Please continue reading

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

CSDA-FES Symposium on Social Protection

On Monday, March 9th 2015, the Centre for Social Development Africa at the University of Johannesburg and Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Zambia invited academics and practitioners in the field of social protection to a symposium entitled “The principles and practice of social protection: Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals of reductions in poverty and … ———- Please continue reading

LG Mpedi on the origins, development and future of SASPEN

At the occasion of the ILO-FES workshop on Employment Injury Protection, FES Zimbabwe invited partners to a reception and asked SASPEN Advisory Council Member Prof Letlhokwa George Mpedi to present a keynote on the SASPEN network. Watch the speech here: In a brief, quite personal address, Prof Mpedi recollected the … ———- Please continue reading

Employment Injury Protection: FES & ILO Workshop in Harare

Consultative and Training Workshop Employment Injury Protection in Southern and Eastern Africa Harare, Rainbow Towers Hotel, Oct 20-22, 2014 Full conference programme (pdf, 211kb) The ILO and Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) organized a consultative and training workshop with experts and government stakeholders from Southern and Eastern African countries on the … ———- Please continue reading

Final Programme for Migration Conference

The final programme for the International Conference Social Protection for Migrants in the SADC: Prospects, Vulnerability and Benefits across Borders organized by SASPEN and FES in Johannesburg from 29-30 October, has been finalised and can be seen here (pdf, 176kb). The conference brings together key experts on migration within the … ———- Please continue reading

ZNBC on SASPEN, Migration and Social Protection

This week is Social Protection Week in Zambia, hosted by the Platform for Social Protection Zambia. At this occasion, the Zambian National Broadcasting Corporation Radio last night featured an interview with SASPEN Coordinator Daniel Kumitz re: SASPEN, Social Protection and the particular social protection concerns regarding Migrants. End of the … ———- Please continue reading

Social Protection for Migrants – International SASPEN-FES Conference

October 29-30 SASPEN and Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) will host another topical conference with participation of highest level speakers at continental level. After gender in 2012 and informal workers in 2013, in 2014 we are happy to invite to an international conference in Johannesburg themed: Social Protection for Migrants in the SADC: … ———- Please continue reading

Lusaka Social Protection Colloquium Launch Lecture August 21, 2014

With a lecture on “Economics of Social Protection: Investment with Returns”, Prof Alexander van den Heever of the Wits School of Governance at the University of the Witwatersrand launched the Lusaka Social Protection Colloquium on August 21, 2014. The event was well visited with over 60 participants including members of … ———- Please continue reading

When SASPEN was founded – New SADC-ILO-FES-Publication

On May 15, 2012, SASPEN was founded in the aftermath of a SADC-ILO-FES Conference on Social Protection Floors. SADC Employment and Labour Sector – Tripartite Technical Sub-Committee on Social Protection Meeting 14 – 15 May 2012, Birchwood Hotel, Johannesburg: Building Policy Coherence between Social Protection Floors and National Social and … ———- Please continue reading

SADC-ILO-FES Social Protection Floors Conference

On May 14-15, 2012, ILO, FES and SADC organized a consultative conference to discuss the then proposed (and now adopted) Social Protection Floors Recommendation 202 of the ILO in Johannesburg. The SADC Triparte Sub-Committee on Social Protection brought together high level representatives from all employer organisations, trade unions and ministries … ———- Please continue reading