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Seminar On Social Protection And Safety Nets

Social protection is a sub-set of public actions that help address risk, vulnerability and chronic poverty. Social transfers and social services are a long-term investment. They carry lifetime benefits and high individual and social returns. Social protection aims at ensuring groups and individuals to live a fulfilling life, taking into consideration the role of the state in facilitating this, and the vulnerabilities of particular groups or individuals. As a set of policies, social protection consists of interventions which address vulnerabilities and factors which hinder a group or individual's capacity to enjoy a fulfilling life.

The training on social protection and safety nets will introduce some of the best literature on the understandings and types of social protection, the design and implementation problems to be considered, the potential for mainstreaming other development concerns into social protection programming, and the major debates both the donor and academic arenas.


By the end of the course the participant should be able to:

  • Basics of social protection
  • Types of social protection
  • Design and implementation of social protection systems
  • Donor approaches to social protection
  • Social Protection Case study: Kenya


5 Days


Module 1: Understanding social protection 

  • Conceptualizing social protection
  • Current global issues
  • The politics of social protection
  • The global financial crisis
  • Climate Change
  • Fragile states
  • Regional perspectives on social protection
  • Social protection and poverty
  • Social protection and economic growth
  • Additional information

Module 2: Types of social protection 

  • Social assistance
  • Cash transfers
  • Programme examples and lessons learned
  • Cash transfers in emergencies
  • Social Pensions
  • Public works programmes
  • In-kind transfers
  • Food
  • Utility subsidies
  • Health fee waivers
  • Social insurance
  • Labour market interventions
  • Labour market interventions for informal workers
  • Community-based social protection

Module 3: Design and implementation of social protection Programmes

  • Practical guidance
  • Lessons learned
  • Financing and affordability
  • Managing fiduciary risk
  • Targeting
  • Delivery
  • Donor coordination
  • Mainstreaming social protection
  • A response to social exclusion
  • Gender
  • Children
  • Agriculture
  • Evaluating social protection programmes

Module 4: Donor approaches to social protection 

  • Where is a good place to start?
  • Donor approaches to social protection
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
  • Department for International Development (DFID)
  • International Labour Organisation (ILO)
  • Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
  • Oxfam
  • World Bank

Module 5: Social Protection Case Study: Kenya

  • Social Protection in Kenya
  • The Kenya National Social Protection Policy
  • The context of social protection in Kenya
    • Social Insurance
    • Social Security
    • Health Insurance
  • National Safety Net Programmes in Kenya
    • The Cash Transfer for Persons with Severe Disabilities (PWSD-CT)
    • The Cash Transfer for Orphans and Vulnerable Children (CT-OVC)
    • The Hunger Safety Net Programme (HSNP)
    • The Older Persons Cash Transfer (OPCT)
    • The Urban Food Subsidy Programme (UFSP


·       This course is delivered by our seasoned trainers who have vast experience as expert professionals in the respective fields of practice. The course is taught through a mix of practical activities, theory, group works and case studies.

·       Training manuals and additional reference materials are provided to the participants.

·       Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be issued with a certificate.

·       We can also do this as tailor-made course to meet organization-wide needs. Contact us to find out more: training@skillsforafrica.org

·        The training will be conducted at SKILLS FOR AFRICA TRAINING INSTITUTE IN NAIROBI KENYA.

·       The training fee covers tuition fees, training materials, lunch and training venue. Accommodation and airport transfer are arranged for our participants upon request.

·       Payment should be sent to our bank account before start of training and proof of payment sent to: training@skillsforafrica.org

Course Schedule
Dates Fees Location Apply
15/01/2024 - 19/01/2024 $1500 Nairobi Physical Class

Online Class
12/02/2024 - 16/02/2024 $1500 Mombasa Physical Class

Online Class
11/03/2024 - 15/03/2024 $1500 Nairobi Physical Class

Online Class
08/04/2024 - 12/04/2024 $2950 Kigali Physical Class

Online Class
13/05/2024 - 17/05/2024 $4500 Dubai Physical Class

Online Class
10/06/2024 - 14/06/2024 $1500 Nairobi Physical Class

Online Class
08/07/2024 - 12/07/2024 $1500 Nairobi Physical Class

Online Class
12/08/2024 - 16/08/2024 $1500 Nairobi Physical Class

Online Class
09/09/2024 - 13/09/2024 $1500 Nairobi Physical Class

Online Class
14/10/2024 - 18/10/2024 $2950 Kigali Physical Class

Online Class
11/11/2024 - 15/11/2024 $1500 Mombasa Physical Class

Online Class
09/12/2024 - 13/12/2024 $1500 Nairobi Physical Class

Online Class