Social protection

For Rights-Based Social Protection Approach, a Better Law is Critical

Kenya is among several African countries where social protection, specifically cash transfers, have gained traction since the 2004 Ouagadougou Declaration on Employment and Poverty Alleviation in Africa. The declaration commits to enhance the coverage and effectiveness of social protection for all and to improve the living conditions of older persons through better social protection services. […]

Utafiti Sera Infographic Series

A recent report by African Platform for Social Protection (APSP) in collaboration with PASGR argues that Cash Transfer Programmes is a key determinant to improving  well-being in poor families, people living with disabilities, old people, vulnerable children and orphans. Their infographics below synthesizes their key findings: APSP infographics The data was obtained from the Ministry […]

Utafiti Sera County Forum on Social Protection

The Utafiti Sera County Forum on Social protection was held on 14th June, 2018 in Kisumu. The forum brought together 50 participants representing officers from the National Social Development Office, members of County Assemblies, Chief Executives, Chief Officers and clerks of county assemblies from twelve county governments from the Western and Lake region. The forum also […]

1st Utafiti Sera Forum on Social Protection: Stakeholders’ Mapping Report

The first Utafiti Sera forum on Social Protection in Kenya was held on 25th January 2018,  in Nairobi. The meeting was jointly hosted by the Africa Platform for Social Protection (APSP) and the Partnership for African Social & Governance Research (PASGR). The purpose of the meeting was to review progress made during the period of […]

Consultative Meeting Report with the State Corporations Advisory Committee (SCAC) on Social Protection

The Partnership for African Social and Governance Research (PAS GR) under Utafiti Sera, the Knowledge Platform on Inclusive Development (INCLUDE), and the  Ministry of East African Community, Labour and Social Protection (MEACL&SP) Kenya, held a consultative meeting with the State Corporations Advisory Committee (SCAC) on the draft national social protection coordination bill. This is a follow […]

Utafiti Sera High-Level Policy Meeting on Legal Framework on Social Protection

Date: 23rd March, 2018 Location: Mombasa, Kenya Forum Focus: Legal framework for Social Protection The Utafiti Sera High-Level Policy Meeting brought together 19 key stakeholders operating in the Social Protection (SP) sector to discuss the legal and policy framework for SP programmes in Kenya with the Members of the National Assembly from the Departmental committee on […]

Research-Policy Community (Utafiti Sera)on social protection in Kenya Report

The African Institute for Health and Development (AIHD) signed an agreement with the Partnership of Social and Governance Research (PASGR) to host Kenya’s “Research-policy community (Utafiti Sera) on social protection in Kenya” project. The project was launched in a forum that was organized by PASGR and Knowledge Platform on Inclusive Development (INCLUDE) on May 13, […]

The Social Dimension of Infrastructure: Towards a policy on evictions and resettlement

The Partnership for African Social Governance and Research (PAS GR) under the Utafiti Sera initiative together with Pamoja Trust on The Social Dimension Infrastructure in the context of towards a policy on evictions and resettlement gave insights on the challenges experienced during this process and made recommendations. Eviction and resettlement processes can often entail inherent […]

Call for Expressions of Interest (EOI) to Host the Second Phase of Utafiti Sera – (Research Policy Community) on Social Protection in Kenya

 About PASGR The Partnership for African Social and Governance Research (PASGR) is an independent, non-partisan pan-African not-for-profit organisation established in 2011 and located in Nairobi, Kenya. PASGR’s vision is a ‘vibrant African social science community addressing the continent’s public policy issues’. PASGR seeks excellence in social science research for public policy. In partnership with individual […]

Calls for Expressions of Interest: Utafiti Sera (Research-Policy Communities) on Social Protection, Urban Governance, and Youth Employment Creation in Agriculture

Utafiti Sera, a work in progress, supports, contributes to building and enhances a community of researchers and policy actors working together to ensure that appropriate and negotiated policy actions and uptake occur through programmes, legislations, policies or administrative and other forms of civic actions around issues for which research has provided evidence or for which […]