Social Protection in Southern Africa: New Opportunities for Social Development
The Centre for Social Development in Africa at the University of Johannesburg will host an international symposium on “Social Protection in Southern Africa: New Opportunities for Social Development” Tuesday -Wednesday 24-25 May 2011. There will be a welcome/registration reception on Monday evening the 23 May.
Deadline for submitting abstracts: No later than Monday 18 October 2010.
The symposium will gather a group of researchers, emerging scholars, social policy specialists, practitioners, public officials and advocates engaged in social protection programmes to share experiences, knowledge and tools to build and strengthen social protection systems in Africa and particularly in the Southern and East Africa regions. This initiative intends to promote South-South cooperation, dialogue, innovation and learning on how best to apply successful policies and practices in an African context.