Search Results for: social protection

Consultative Meeting with the State Corporations Advisory Committee (SCAC) on the Draft National Social Protection Coordination

On 21st November, 2017, the Ministry of East African Community, Labour and Social Protection (MEACL&SP) in Kenya, the Knowledge Platform on Inclusive Development (INCLUDE), and the Partnership for African Social and Governance Research (PASGR) held a consultative meeting with the State Corporations Advisory Committee (SCAC) on the draft national social protection coordination bill. This is […]

Non-State Social Protection Actors and Services in Africa: Governance Below the State

Edited by Nicholas Awortwi and Gregor Walter-Drop © 2018 – Routledge For millions of Africans, the social situation is dire. Over half of the population of Sub-Sahara Africa do not have access to improved sanitation facilities, and about a quarter are undernourished. If factors such as armed conflicts in the region, the impact of climate […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]