African Social Protection Program
The African Program Social Protection aims at putting programs of social security on a legal basis in African countries. In order to focus the political discourse on the economic development-potential of basic social security, poverty and hunger reduction, equitable access to resources and democratic participation, the extended network fosters a legal basis for social security entering national policy-making.
The program is working towards the following aims:
- To promote the exchange of experiences between African countries in the political debate in order to create democratic awareness and transparency.
- To emphasize gender equality and comprehensive coverage in political discourses on social security in SSA.
- To build a multilingual internet-based communication platforms used by relevant actors of the countries in order to enable inter-African knowledge sharing to social security.
- To strengthen cooperation of The AU Commission (AUC), the Africa Platform for Social Protection (APSP) and ITUC-Africa in activities of social security.
- To foster the representation of rights-based Social Security as a contribution to social justice by relevant civil society and trade union actors.
- To promote rights based and legally enforceable national policies in correlation to AU and UN instruments in SSA countries.