Supporting SPFs in Africa: partnerships for development

Members of the GCSPF participated in the ILO’s Global Flagship Programme on Building Social Protection Floors for All, Western and Central African tripartite and development partners networking meeting on implementing social protection floors in the 2030 Agenda that was held in Dakar, Senegal, from 23 to 25 May 2017. This workshop contributes to ILO’s efforts to support the implementation of the SDGs. While recognizing that the State has the overall and primary responsibility of extending social security coverage along the horizontal and vertical dimensions as set out in R202, this workshop aims to engage with tripartite constituents and to consult with other relevant stakeholders. The workshop also contributes to enhancing South-South cooperation as a tool to support the development of social protection floors in Africa.

As a follow up to the Global Flagship Programme’s First Development Partners meeting organized in Geneva in October 2016, and the Regional African Directors meeting organized in Abidjan in January 2017, the ILO, its constituents and development partners are organizing follow-up meetings for the implementation of the Flagship programme. A series of sub-regional workshops is foreseen starting with Western and Central Africa.

The objectives of this Western and Central African meeting are, amongst others:

Members of the GCSPF participated in the panel "Supporting SPFs in Africa: partnerships for development". Mr Uzziel Twagilimana, of World Solidarity (WSM), made a statement on behalf of the GCSPF highlighting some of the achievements of social movements in extending social protection to informal economy workers. His speech is available in French and can be downloaded here. Ms Raky Kane, Senior Partnerships Officer, PARDEV, facilitated the panel and speakers included:

See the Agenda of the meeting here.

Civil Society Call for a Global Fund for Social Protection

Civil society organizations and trade unions unite to call for a Global Fund for Social Protection to protect the most vulnerable.

Social Security for All

Civil society organizations and trade unions call governments and international financial institutions to make a commitment to create social security systems that enable everyone to realize their rights. Governments and financial institutions should end policies that have been failing millions of people.

SP&PFM Programme

The programme Improving Synergies Between Social Protection and Public Finance Management provided medium-term support to multiple countries aiming to strengthen their social protection systems at a national level and ensure sustainable financing. The programme aimed to support countries in their efforts towards achieving universal social protection coverage.
This initiative was implemented jointly by the ILO, Unicef, and the GCSPF.

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