Design and implementation of a training course on social protection in Luanda, Angola

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Aiming to strengthen national institutional capacities to implement a social protection system in Angola, this training course was fully designed and implemented by the IPC-IG as part of a larger initiative conducted by UNICEF Angola and the Government of Angola, and financed by the European Union: the SIMSAP project (supporting the Government of Angola to improve its national social assistance policy and legislative framework, and assist with its implementation).


United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)


Sub-Saharan Africa


Main Pillar

Capacity-Strengthening and Advisory Services

Thematic Area

Social Protection

Sustainable Development Goals

SDG 1 - No Poverty

Project Results

A course called “Social Protection— Fundamentals and Prospects”

The course was tailored to an audience of senior civil servants of the Ministry of Social Assistance and Reintegration (Ministério da Assistência e Reinserção Social—MINARS) and the Ministry of Finance (Ministério das Finanças— MINFIN), as well as researchers from the Catholic University of Angola (Universidade Católica de Angola—UCAN). The one-week training course took place in Luanda in October 2016 with around 30 participants from MINARS, MINFIN and UCAN. The IPC-IG also reviewed SIMSAP documents as part of efforts to support the initiative.