Social protection

Providing research evidence for social protection in Kenya

In August 2016, PASGR and the African Institute for Health and Development (AIHD) partnered to provide research evidence and scenarios for potential legislative solutions on social protection in Kenya. This was at the request of the Ministry of East African Community, Labour and Social Protection which had initiated the interaction to inform the initial steps […]

Utafiti Sera captures partners’ imagination

Research Programme There is no stopping an idea whose time has come. This is the story of PASGR’s innovative approach to research uptake and policy engagement, Utafiti Sera (research-policy communities), which appears to have taken the research community by storm. In a short three years, Utafiti Sera has become a key component of the Research […]

Social protection is not an ivory tower theory; it is a grassroots reality

Africa is hitting new heights in terms of its democratic process, macro-economic growth, and constitutional commitment to social welfare. However, the continent lacks the financial and institutional capacity – and in some places the political will – to honour its pledges to the poor and vulnerable. About 90% of all citizens, many of whom are […]

On social protection for older persons

Recently, a video featuring a group of grandmothers was shared widely on social media. The video featured a group of grandmothers in Korogocho slum in Nairobi who were learning to defend themselves from predators by acquiring Karate and other self-defense techniques. The video should have been amusing because seeing a group of elderly women kicking […]