Social protection

Capacity of Angola's high-level decentralized governance officials strengthened in social protection by ILO and UNICEF.

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) have held between the 23rd and 25th May 2022 another TRANSFORM capacity building session on Social Protection, for decentralized high level governance officials.

Article | LUANDA | 7 juin 2022

Luanda (ILO Info) The training is part of a partnership between the UN agencies (ILO and UNICEF) supporting the Ministry of Social Action, Family and Promotion of Women (MASFAMU), through the APROSOC Programmes - Support for Social Protection and the “Strengthening of Synergies between Social Protection and Public Finance Management” both implemented with EU funding.


The Social Protection sector in Angola has seen a greater political commitment to its expansion, as evidenced by increased funding and the commitment to broaden the coverage of social assistance programmes.


The National Policy for Social Action in Angola (PNAS) approved and published in early 2021 provides a solid foundation for a more integrated, coordinated and efficient delivery of social protection services in Angola. Through the PNAS policy framework, the Government of Angola has renewed its commitment to implement a social protection system, establishing sustainable responses to the needs of citizens through a life cycle approach that requires multi-sectoral interventions, respect for human rights and support to the most vulnerable individuals and families.


The participants of TRANSFORM capacity building session on Social Protection, with their certificates of participation


Through the 3-day training, ILO and UNICEF support the implementation of the capacity building curriculum at decentralised level of the TRANSFORM programme, this time aimed at Deputy Governors for the social area, Advisors to Provincial Governors, Municipal Administrators, Directors and Heads of Provincial Social Action Departments, representatives of the Social Support Fund, among other technicians.


The participants addressed the mechanisms for the implementation of the National Social Action Plan and the consolidation of the Social Protection system in Angola, capable of responding to the needs of the most vulnerable. 


In September and October 2021, more than 80 officials, including Secretaries of State, Members of Parliament, members of the auxiliary bodies of the President of the Republic, technicians from different ministerial departments, among others, participated in the first two capacity-building cycles on social protection in Angola.