The 7th Face to Face Meeting of the Africa Community of Practice was held at serena Kigali-Rwanda May 20th-24th 2019
Theme of the meeting
“The role of Cash Transfers in promoting Human Capital Development (HCD)”
The objectives of the meeting were to enhance understanding on the role of Cash Transfers (CTs) in promoting Human Capital Development (HCD) in the African context.
a) Facilitate peer-peer learning amongst the member counties on how cash transfers have been instrumental in contributing towards strengthened Human Capital Development;
b) Create a better understanding on the ongoing relevant activities in Africa;
c) Identify the key gaps and;
d) Define opportunities to further strengthen the role of Cash Transfers in improving HCD.
Richard Obiga giving the Kenyan perspective on the country’s milestones on HCD& HCI
The meeting was attended by high-level policy makers, top project/program coordinators and managers from lead government agencies in Social Protection and Development Partners (World Bank, UNICEF, & WFP) from a total of 23 African countries (Anglophone and Lusophone). These countries included: Angola, Botswana, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The nation of Myanmar from the Asian region was participating as a guest. There was also a representative from the International Policy Center for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG) which is a global research Institute with a special focus on matters of Social Protection. The meeting had the special representation of two high-level Ministers from the nations of Sierra Leone and Liberia:
a) Hon. AdekunleJoliff Milton King; Minister for Labor and Social Security in Sierra Leone;
b) Mrs. Williametta E. Saydee-Tarr; Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection in the Republic of Liberia.