About the CoP

The Community of Practice (CoP) of Cash Transfers in Africa is a learning platform where countries meet, share experiences and learn from each other around social cash transfer practices and social protection, more broadly. The CoP has proven to be a very powerful tool, not only to ignite discussions around cash transfers across Africa, but also to promote examples of good practices and policies among countries


As an informal network of professionals and practitioners dedicated to sharing their experiences and knowledge, the CoP has contributed to a more informed dialogue with decision-makers and has facilitated problem solving in the member countries. The CoP has stimulated learning, promoted professional development, addressed individual questions, and generated knowledge on cash transfer programs.


To ensure that language is not a barrier to effective participation, the African CoP organizes its 43 member-countries into two language groups:


– The Francophone group, with 18 member countries;

– The Anglophone/Lusophone group. In 2020, this group welcomed one additional country, Cape Verde, for a total of 26 member countries.


Each group of the CoP is led by a six-member Steering Committee with a two years mandate. The CoP is supported by a Facilitation Team consisting of staff from the World Bank and UNICEF.


The Anglophone and Lusophone CoP and its Facilitation Team (composed by World Bank and UNICEF staff) have recognized the importance of ensuring coherence and government ownership of the CoP, which resulted in the formation of a Steering Committee for the Anglophone and Lusophone CoP. The Anglophone/Lusophone Steering Committee was officially formalized at the Face to Face meeting in Tanzania in May 2016. 

Mr. Mawutor AbloGhana

Social Protection, Monitoring and Evaluation expert from Ghana with more than 12 years’ experience in Social Protection. He led the development of the NAtional Social Protection Policy and was also involved in the design and implementation of the National Social Protection Strategy (NSPS) and LEAP in Ghana.

Mrs. Winnie MwasiajiKenya

Led the rethinking of social protection system in Kenya. She spearheaded the team that conceptualized, designed and developed the cash trasnfer programmes for Kenya. She also initiated and led the teal that designed and developed the single registry system for the consolidated cash transfer programmes.

Mr. Takatso ShaleLesotho

Coordinator of the provision of social development services and the implementation of social safety net programmes in the district. he is the Focal person in the design and implementation of the Lesotho Child Grants Programme.

Mr Iorwa AperaNigeria

National Coordinator for the National Social Safety-Net Coordinating Office (NASSCO). He is an accomplished development professional with 30 years od extensive technical and managerial experience and has successfully ked several programmes is local and international non-governmental organizations.

Mr. Malang N FofanaThe Gambia

tect for description: Public Health Nutritionist with over 30 years of work experience. He works with the National Nutrition Agency (NaNA) as the Programme Manager responsible for the Programme implementation. He is currently the Project Facilitator for The Gambia Social Safety Net Project that is implementing the largest cash transfer scheme in the country

Mr. Titus OumaUganda

Senior Programme Officer Capacity Building in the Expanding Social Protection Programme of the Ministry of Gender Labour and Social Development-Kampala Uganda. He is responsible for implementation of capacity building activities for all National, Regional and Local government structures. He has led in the development of training content on social protection for stakeholders in Uganda

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