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Wednesday, October 7 • 5:00am - 7:00am
Side event 2: Expanding Social Protection to Decrease Inequality

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The seminar took a view on what is needed to scale up social protection systems to decrease inequality and meet the challenge from the economic crisis following Covid-19. It took a starting point in experiences from Europe on how different social protection schemes impact inequalities, linking to wider lessons from the latest decade of expansion of social protection in Asia and Africa with a specific example from Kenya showing the role of national governments and links to the role of international development agencies for supporting the vision of Universal Social Protection 2030.

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Britta Olofsson

Policy Advisor for Social Protection, Sida
Britta Olofsson has a background in Economics and Development Studies. She has worked at Sida in different positions since 1999 for example as the Head of Development Cooperation in Kosovo and Tirana and has previously worked at the civil society organisations; Diakonia, Swedish... Read More →

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Carin Jämtin

Director General, Sida
Carin Jämtin is Director-General of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) since May 2017. Ms. Jämtin has a long political career within the Social Democratic Party at both national and local level. Democracy and human rights have always been the heart of... Read More →
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Michael Samson

Director of Research, EPRI
Dr. Michael Samson is the Research Director of the Economic Policy Research Institute (EPRI), a global research institute based in Cape Town, South Africa. He has 35 years of experience working in social protection, and specialises in designing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating... Read More →
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Joakim Palme

Professor in Political Science, Uppsala University
Joakim Palme is professor of political science at the Department of Government, Uppsala University, since 2009, and Dean of the Social Science Faculty since 2020. Palme holds a PhD in sociology from 1990, Stockholm University, where he was employed at the Swedish Institute for Social... Read More →
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Winnie Fiona Mwasiaji

Deputy Director, Social Development, Ministry of Labour and Social Protection
Winnie is a holder of a Masters degree in Rural Sociology and Community Development. She is a Deputy Director in the Department of Social Development within the State Department for Social Protection.Winnie has over 30 years’ experience in social development and over 12 years... Read More →
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Ulrika Lång

Senior Policy Advisor for Social Protection, Sida
Ulrika Lång is Senior Policy Advisor for Social Protection at the Africa department of Sida. Ulrika Lång works with development of policies and methods for Sidas support to social protection and provides advice for implementation of Sidas support to social protection systems in... Read More →
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Gunnel Axelsson Nycander

Expert on Development Policy, Act Church of Sweden
Gunnel Axelsson Nycander is trained in economic history and environmental economics. After having worked on issues around trade, environment and development at the Ministry of Environment, and as independent consultant, she is since 2002 a policy adviser at Act Church of Sweden. She... Read More →

Wednesday October 7, 2020 5:00am - 7:00am GMT-03
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