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

UNDG ESARO: Social Protection Issues Brief

The UN Development Group (UNDG) has published a Social Protection Issues Brief for Eastern and Southern Africa in collaboration with ILO, UNDP, UNICEF and WFP. The brief presents the main frameworks of Social Protection, addresses common challenges and describes a dozen case studies of African best practices (including Lesotho, Malawi, … ———- Please continue reading

ILO: Assessment Based National Dialogue Tool to implement Social Protection Floors

The International Labour Organization (ILO) in cooperation with other UN agencies has launched a new instrument to support governments in the implementation of Social Protection Floors (SPF). In this, the “Assessment-based National Dialogue” (ABND) is the first step in the implementation of nationally defined SPFs. The tool is elaborated in Social protection assessment-based national … ———- Please continue reading

UN Report: Social Protection Floor in Mozambique

The United Nations, in cooperation with the International Labour Organization (ILO), the United Nations’ Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Food Programme (WFP), have published a paper documenting the evolution of a Social Protection Floor in Mozambique between 2005 and 2015. In Mozambique, the growing attention to social protection demonstrates … ———- Please continue reading

EU Social Protection Systems Programme launched

Today the Finnish Cooperation THL, the EU and the OECD launch the new EU Social Protection Systems Programme (EU-SPS) in Paris. The programme’s goal is to support partner countries in building sustainable social protection systems that are nationally-owned. 10 developing countries are members (among them SASPEN countries Namibia, Mozambique, Tanzania and … ———- Please continue reading

Malawi and Mozambique: School Feeding Programmes

A knowledge sharing workshop between Malawi and Mozambique was organized on May 12 to provide an opportunity for political and technical dialogue between the two countries with stakeholders from governments, civil society, FAO and WFP. The Mozambique and Malawi school feeding programmes are an initiative of the Brazilian government and the Food and Agriculture … ———- Please continue reading

Social Protection in Mozambique – International Workshop held in Maputo

SASPEN and FES are having a country workshop on Social Protection Frameworks and Policies in Maputo, on September 01-02. The workshop centers around the social protection situation in Mozambique from a comparative international perspective. You can find the full programme here. For details on the presentations, visit the conference site. … ———- Please continue reading

Call for Research Proposals (WOTRO) – Inclusive Development and Social Protection

The WOTRO Science for Global Development has launched a call for research proposals on Social Protection as part of the programme Research for Inclusive Development in Sub-Saharan Africa (RIDSSA). Download the Call here (pdf). The deadline for proposals is September 1. Tweet

ILO Workshop on Maternity Protection

The ILO has been implementing programmes to deliver maternity protection to low income women in Southern Africa in currently four countries, Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique and Zambia, thereby addressing one of the most challenging and appalling social protection needs in the SADC. On December 4-5, 2013, ILO conducted a tripartite workshop … ———- Please continue reading