15 June 2021

African Union, the Africa Platform for Social Protection, HelpAge International, WIEGO, Save the Children, FES, ILO

To provide a platform for an engaging conversation between African Governments, civil society organizations, and people affected by COVID-19 on how to address critical social protection gaps and progress towards inclusive and rights-based social protection, this webinar is part of a three sessions virtual dialogue that will revolve around the VOICES of affected populations, the ACTIONS of Governments to expand social protection during COVID-19, and Africa’s VISIONS for social protection as part of an inclusive recovery.  

This final episode of the African Dialogue on COVID-19 and the Future of Social Protection series was dedicated to sharing stakeholders’ forward-looking visions for rights-based social protection in Africa, hearing from representatives of the African Union, Governments, and civil society organizations. They talked about the importance of Africa’s social protection frameworks and priorities in guiding collective efforts to expand social protection, and what actions different actors are taking to realize these ambitions. 


  • Oumar Diop, AU Commission
  • Pakwanja Desiree Twea, Government of Malawi
  • Rita Owusu-Amankwah, Government of Ghana
  • Naima Hrouche, Government of Morocco
  • Sheila Nkunika, Save the Children Nigeria
  • Pamhidzai Bamu, WIEGO
  • Carole Agengo, HelpAge International
  • Sergio Falange, APSP
  • Laura Alfers, WIEGO
  • Sabelo Mbokazi, AU Commission

Moderator: Simon Nhongo, APSP

Webinar materials:


Registrants: 437


Attendees: 109


Youtube views: 92

(until august/2021)