Workshop on Indigenous Social Security Systems and Government Policies

On March 8-9 2016, The University of Johannesburg hosted an international workshop on Indigenous Social Security Systems and Government Policies: Perspectives from Southern and West Africa. Download the concept note here and the workshop programme here. Nonetheless, even though there are many scholars, governments and other actors advocating for more social … ———- 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


Social Indices in the SADC Context
Measuring Inequality – Monitoring Resource Distribution – Promoting Justice
International Expert Workshop, 10-11 June 2015

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ILO ITC: Free fellowships for ISSA ICT workshop

The International Training Centre of the ILO in Turin offers a limited number of places for the workshop ISSA Guidelines on Information and Communication Technology, to be held in Turin on 8-12 June 2015. Free fellowships for African participants are still available that cover all costs excluding flight. Information Communication … ———- Please continue reading

Call for Papers & Invitation: The Politics of Social Protection in Africa, Cape Town University, 4th-6th June 2015

The Center for Social Science Research (CSSR) is hosting a workshop on legislating and implementing welfare policy reforms in Africa from 4th-6th June 2015 at Cape Town University. The full workshop invitation and call for papers can be found here: 2015 Workshop Invitation (pdf, 87kb). The team of Prof Jeremy … ———- Please continue reading

Agriculture and Social Protection – Outcomes of the FAO Workshop

From Protection to Production (PtoP) is a four-year research project which is implemented by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in collaboration with UNICEF. On 25-26 November 2014 the PtoP project hosted a regional consultative workshop entitled ‘Strengthening Coherence between Agriculture and Social Protection‘. There are now video clips of … ———- Please continue reading

International Workshop on Gender-Based Violence and HIV/Aids

On 26-27 February 2015, Mersey hosts an international workshop on Gender-Based Violence and HIV/Aids at Protea Hotel O.R. Tambo, in Johannesburg, South Africa. Addressing the intersections between HIV/AIDS and gender-based violence the workhop aims at providing insights into organisational experiences and perspectives of the obstacles encountered and approaches to addressing … ———- 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

PSC-PS et al Social Protection Budget Review in Mozambique

Earlier this month there was a SASPEN workshop in Mozambique. A recent (2014) joint publication of UNICEF, International Labour Organization (ILO), Plataforma da Sociedade Civil Moçambicana para a Protecção Social PSC-PS (Mozambican Platform of Civil Society for Social Protection), Fundação para o Desenvolvimento da Comunidade (Foundation for Community Development) and … ———- 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

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