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GETSPA to host social policy scholars from across Africa for 2022 annual conference

The Gender Equitable and Transformative Social Policy for Post-COVID-19 Africa (GETSPA) project is set to organise its maiden annual conference from 23 to 25 August 2022 at the ISSER Conference Facility, University of Ghana. 

The conference will bring together members of the GETSPA research team -- social policy scholars from West, East, Central, North, and Southern Africa -- to share findings from their research. Participants will also engage in discussions around common themes emerging from the studies and their implications for policy studies and policymaking on the continent. 

Principal Investigator, Prof. Dzodzi Tsikata said, “I am grateful for the spirit of collaboration and commitment demonstrated by the GETSPA team since our inception workshop in April 2021.” 

Our engagements thus far have been virtual but no less fruitful. I am truly excited about the 2022 annual conference, for the opportunity it affords us to meet and interact in person, and to deepen our connectivity as a team while consolidating our work.” 

The 2022 annual conference is organized under the hashtag #GetspaConfab22 and will take a hybrid form, with both in-person and virtual participants. 

GETSPA is a multi-country research, policy engagement, and network-building project with a focus on social policy in Africa, hosted by the Institute of African Studies (IAS) at the University of Ghana. GETSPA has a mission to transform -- through research and constituency-building activities -- the cultures of social policymaking and implementation in Africa.  

The project, which began in January 2021 with funding support from the Open Society Foundations, is designed to learn from the experiences of as many African countries as possible to allow for comparative analysis that will lead to both global and context-specific lessons and recommendations. The project is focused on 10 country clusters spanning West, East, Central, North and Southern Africa.  


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