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Tuesday, October 6 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
RT 12 - Economic Inclusion for the Poorest in times of COVID: The potential to Scale through Social Protection Systems

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In this session, the expert panel provided a glimpse of the changing landscape around economic inclusion – featuring safety net plus, graduation and productive inclusion initiatives.  The panel took stock of recent trends and innovations, country experiences in scaling up economic inclusion via existing safety net systems and experiences in linking these investments to the local economy as part of the COVID-19 response.

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Colin Andrews

Program Manager, Partnership for Economic Inclusion, World Bank
Colin is the Program Manager of the Partnership for Economic Inclusion, hosted at the World Bank Group. He has over 15 years of experience working in social protection across Africa and South Asia and at the global policy level. Colin has been working on issues related to social safety... Read More →

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Benjamin Davis

Director, Inclusive Rural Transformation and Gender Equity, FAO
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Susan Kondowe

Operations Manager, Malawi Community Savings and Investment Program COMSIP
Susan Kondowe is a development and entrepreneurship practitioner who coordinates operational programs for the Malawi Community Savings and Investment Program (COMSIP). Susan is responsible for staff supervision, portfolio management, risks assessment, formulation of operation... Read More →
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Lauren Whitehead

Director of Technical Assistance, BRAC UPGI
As Director of Technical Assistance for the Ultra-Poor Graduation Initiative, Lauren manages a talented technical team to design and deliver high quality technical assistance and advisory services to governments and an array of partners including development banks, UN agencies, bilateral... Read More →

Tuesday October 6, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm GMT-03
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