Kwa Wazee/MMS/aidsfocus.ch - Meeting point with the two project managers of the new Kwa Wazee pilot 'Universal Pensions' and their first results from a new baseline survey.
In 2003 – with the background of a virulent HIV/AIDS-crisis – Kwa Wazee was the first organisation in Eastern Africa to support vulnerable older people and children in their care with cash transfers. From the first step of a small pension-programme, Kwa Wazee evolved to a 'learning laboratory', which aspired to test and evaluate holistic approaches to support and to protect older people and to disseminate the lessons learned.
Last November a new small scale pilot programme was launched in two villages. Based on the concept of Universal (and unconditional) Pensions all older people from the age of 70 years receive a social pension. Part of the programme is a baseline survey with all participants (currently 184).
More information on the Kwa Wazee Pension Programme and the new pilot is attached.
The visitors from Tanzania have gone through all steps and phases of Kwa Wazee since it started. The meeting therefore offers the opportunity to share experience on a range of possible issues depending on the interest of the participants:
Kwa Wazee und MMS/aidsfocus.ch invite to a professional exchange with the two project managers Edmund Revelian und Jovinary Francis from Tansania and the English consultant Mandy Heslop. The hosts while sharing their experience also hope for inputs for the current research-programme.
Looking forward to a lively discussion and exchange:
Evening meal. Following the 'Meeting point' all participants are invited to a dinner with African food at the community centre.
Location: Community centre 'Breitschträff', Breitenrainplatz 27, 3014 Bern, right beside the tram stop Breitenrainplatz (7 minutes with tram Nr 9 from Berne Main Station direction 'Wankdorf Bahnhof')
REGISTRATION: If you wish to participate, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org until Monday 17th April 2017 or register by phone: Medicus Mundi Schweiz/aidsfocus.ch 061 383 18 10.