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

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. Learn more about the 2017 conference presenters in this Handbook. To download the full conference programme, click here.   Tweet

Association for the Disabled, in Mozambique, Bemoan Miserable state of Persons with Disabilities

The President of the youth Association for the Disabled, AJODEMO, Cantol Alexandre Pondja, says that despite the country having a good legal framework and policies targeted at persons with disability, there are still various areas of concern in relation to this social group. Pondja says that in the same manner there is … ———- Please continue reading

SASPEN2017 CfP: Disability and Social Protection

2017 SASPEN ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE INCLUSION, INTEGRATION AND TRANSFORMATION: SOCIAL PROTECTION FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES IN THE SADC To read the Call for Abstracts and Concept Note in a pdf, click here (pdf, 404kb) We cordially invite you to attend the conference. Please register at https://www.conftool.net/saspen2017. Conference registration is limited … ———- Please continue reading

Ideas4development: Universal Provision More Effective than Targeting

In a new essay on the IDEAS 4 DEVELOPMENT blog, Stephen Kidd makes a fresh case that universal provision of social protection is more effective than poverty targeting. In his view, social protection provision is key in fighting inequality, funding a matter of political will and universal provision the best way to foster political will: … ———- Please continue reading

Oxfam FP2P: The World Has Changed on Disability

In a new Oxfam FP2P blogpost, Tim Wainwright of ADD International and BOND reflects on how the world has accepted to include persons with disabilities in development and the challenges arising: Now, the question is turning to: ‘so how do we  include persons with disabilities?’ Actually, it’s getting a bit more specific: … ———- Please continue reading

UN Report on Disability Barriers to Social Protection Systems

Catalina Devandas Aguilar, UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities, has highlighted the need for states to make their social protection systems more inclusive for persons with disabilities, rather than pursuing models that often lock them into a cycle of dependence and poverty. In her report, the Special … ———- Please continue reading

Video podcasts: Emergence of Social Protection in the Global South

On 29-30 June 2014 in Hanoi  a workshop took place on “Institutional Reforms for Transformation, Inclusion and Sustainability”. The presentations of the panel “Emergence of Social Protection in the Global South” are now available as video podcasts, including a presentation on South Africa by SASPEN Advisory Council member Prof Frances Lund. Watch … ———- Please continue reading