Henry Sumo

    Advancing Social Protection in West Africa:

    The ECOWAS Framework and Operational Plan We are pleased to share significant strides in the realm of social protection within the West African region. The recently concluded ECOWAS meeting of Social Protection Experts and Ministers saw the validation of the ECOWAS Social Protection Framework and Operational Plan—an essential milestone in our collective journey towards comprehensive…

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      REALISE Project concludes Consultations in Eight Counties

      In Mid-September 2023, it became compellingly necessary for implementation activities of the Community Livelihood and Agriculture Support (CLAS) component of the Recovery of Economic Activity for Liberian Informal Sector Employment (REALISE) project to spur. CLAS covers eight of Liberia’s fifteen counties with agriculture and community support activities as its core mission. In efforts to conduct…

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        Empowering women through social protection

        Social protection provides a safety net for the vulnerable through policies and programs that offer financial assistance, healthcare coverage and social insurance. “It helps prevent social exclusion and promotes social inclusion,” said Mahamane Cisse-Gouro, Director of the Human Rights Council and Treaty Mechanisms Division of human rights office OHCHR. Long-term gender gap The long-term gender gap has…

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          Only 13 million enjoy better social protection globally

          Thirteen million people in 24 countries have benefited from increased access to improved social protection systems through an innovative program on sustainable financing. Sustainably financing social protection systems covers the way that governments mobilize, allocate and manage public resources to ensure they are viable in the long run. The program, on improving synergies between social protection…

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