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Monday, October 5
 

12:00am GMT-03

Conference Opening 1: Asia Pacific
Session recordings available here

This opening session set the scene for the conference, with welcoming statements from key actors in the social protection field. Initially, there was a brief overview of socialprotection.org's milestones over the past 5 years, including highlights of the “Social protection responses to COVID-19” Task Force, upon which this event draws.

Next, socialprotection.org and its partners welcomed the participants and went through the conference's objectives and agenda, providing an overview of the interactive tools that were used.

Overview
  • Welcome by the moderator and welcome statements by socialprotection.org and its partners
  • Warming up: Milestones of socialprotection.org over the past 5 years and highlights of the webinar series “Social protection responses to COVID-19”
  • Introduction to the objectives and the agenda of e-conference
  • Live guidance: introduction to interactive tools to be used throughout the conference


Moderators
avatar for Jost Wagner

Jost Wagner

Conference Facilitator, The Change Initiative
I am a Certified Professional Facilitator and founder of The Change Initiative, a facilitation company located in Bangkok with a focus on implementing the SDGs. In the last 15 years I have advised and facilitated more than 350 workshops and conferences worldwide for organizations... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Mariana Balboni

Mariana Balboni

Senior Project Officer, International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG)
Over the past twenty years I've been working with the promotion of development initiatives, managing projects related to ICT4D - Information and Communication Technologies for Development, Knowledge Sharing and Capacity Building.I'm the coordinator of the socialprotection.org project... Read More →
avatar for Michal Rutkowski

Michal Rutkowski

Global Director for Social Protection and Jobs, World Bank
Michal Rutkowski is the Global Director for Social Protection and Jobs – overseeing the World Bank’s work in developing systems that protect the poorest and vulnerable from crises and shocks, and supporting private sector-led growth.Until July 2016, he was the Director for Multilateral... Read More →
avatar for Shahrashoub Razavi

Shahrashoub Razavi

Director of Social Protection Department, ILO
Shahra Razavi is the Director of the Social Protection Department at the International Labour Organization (since February 2020). Before joining the ILO she was Chief of the Research and Data Section at UN Women (2013-2020), and Senior Researcher at the United Nations Research Institute... Read More →
avatar for Katyna Argueta

Katyna Argueta

IPC-IG Director a. i., UNDP Brazil
Ms. Katyna Argueta was appointed as Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Brazil in April 2019 and is the Director a. i. of the IPC-IG. Originally from Honduras, she started her career with the UNDP in 2003, first as a consultant to Honduras... Read More →
avatar for Lisa Hannigan

Lisa Hannigan

Social Protection Specialist / Director, DFAT
I am the Director of the social protection section at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Australia. The section overseas Australia's investments in social protection in Asia and the Pacific.
avatar for Kathrin Oellers

Kathrin Oellers

Head of Division Population Policy, Social Protection, BMZ
Kathrin Oellers has been the Head of the Division of Population Policy and Social Protection at the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) since August 2020. She has a diploma in political science from the German Development Institute (GDI) and has... Read More →


Monday October 5, 2020 12:00am - 12:30am GMT-03
TBA
  Presentation
  • Recording available Yes

12:30am GMT-03

Regional discussion 1: Social protection responses to COVID-19 - insights from Asia Pacific
Session recordings available here

Presentations available here:
IPC-IG
Indonesia
Cambodia

The panel on Asia and the Pacific allowed social protection experts from the International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG) and government representatives to present and discuss social protection responses to COVID-19 in the region, with the moderation and comments from the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

First, researchers from the IPC-IG team provided a regional overview of how social protection mechanisms were used by the countries in Asia and the Pacific region in the response to the crisis. The presentation was based on an analytical mapping which the IPC-IG research team has conducted since the outbreak of the pandemic, with support from UNDP and GIZ.

The regional overview was followed by more detailed presentations from country representatives from Indonesia, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, who discussed the main actions, challenges and achievements of the social protection programmes implemented in their respective countries. This was followed by a Q&A session.


Moderators
avatar for Wendy Walker

Wendy Walker

Chief of the Social Development Thematic Group, Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Wendy Walker is the Chief of the Social Development Thematic Group at the Asian Development Bank. She has led multi-sector teams for designing and implementing complex and innovative projects and has worked across diverse sectors such as transport, urban, health, education and social... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Fabio Veras Soares

Fabio Veras Soares

Senior Research Coordinator, IPC-IG and Institute for Applied Economic Research (IPEA)
Fabio Veras Soares is a research coordinator at the International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG). He holds a PhD from University College London (2004), as well as a Master's degree in Economics from the University of São Paulo (USP, 1999) and a BA in Economics from the... Read More →
avatar for Bapak Maliki

Bapak Maliki

Director for Poverty Alleviation and Social Welfare, Ministry of National Development Planning/National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas)
Maliki has been working in Bappenas for more than 20 years. With a background as an engineer, he earned his doctoral degree in Economics of Population at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He is closely working on poverty, labor, population and social policy issues, especially economics... Read More →
avatar for Marina Andrade

Marina Andrade

Researcher, International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG)
Marina joined IPC-IG in year 2020 to work as researcher. She undertakes analyses of social protection policies and programmes giving support to projects developed in partnership with other organisations, such as UNDP and UNICEF. Marina holds a Bachelor’s degree in International... Read More →
avatar for Sania Nishtar

Sania Nishtar

Special Assistant of the Prime Minister, Pakistan
Dr. Sania Nishtar is Special Assistant of Pakistan’s Prime Minister and Federal Minister, Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety Ministry, Government of Pakistan. She is the founder of Ehsaas, the Government’s flagship social protection program, and leads its implementation... Read More →
avatar for H.E. Theng Pagnathun

H.E. Theng Pagnathun

Delegate of Royal Government of Cambodia in charge of Director General of Planning, Royal Government of Cambodia
My name’s PAGNATHUN THENG, DOB 5th February 1972, and holding Master Degree in International Development Program (IDP) from International University of Japan (IUJ) in 2002. The IDP focus on International Finance, International Trade, Development Economics, Cost Benefit Analysis... Read More →


Monday October 5, 2020 12:30am - 2:10am GMT-03
TBA

2:10am GMT-03

Virtual coffee break: Adding the magic into your life

This session provided some entertainment for the attendees: a quick magic session adapted to these times of virtual interaction!


Speakers
avatar for Stuart Lightbody

Stuart Lightbody

Entertainer
Stuart Lightbody has spent over 20 years studying and sharing the art of magic. Stuart tours his theatre shows across 3 continents. He can be found entertaining anywhere from private parties on the island of Capri, Italy, to theatres on luxury cruise liners, to corporate shows for... Read More →


Monday October 5, 2020 2:10am - 2:30am GMT-03
TBA
  Coffee Break
  • Recording available No

2:30am GMT-03

Open peer-to-peer exchange 1: Country experiences, lessons learnt and the potential way forward in Asia-Pacific
Session recordings available here

This session was a virtual World Café allowing for peer-to-peer dialogue in English.

Participants met in breakout rooms with up to 10 people. In this intimate space, they had the opportunity to share their experiences and tacit knowledge on Social Protection Responses to COVID-19 from their country or programmatic work.

Sessions were not recorded, allowing for a genuine and open dialogue; however, participants were encouraged to document their insights from the conversation using the provided virtual tools.

After this exchange, the moderator wrapped up and closed the regional discussion of Asia Pacific.


Moderators
avatar for Jost Wagner

Jost Wagner

Conference Facilitator, The Change Initiative
I am a Certified Professional Facilitator and founder of The Change Initiative, a facilitation company located in Bangkok with a focus on implementing the SDGs. In the last 15 years I have advised and facilitated more than 350 workshops and conferences worldwide for organizations... Read More →

Monday October 5, 2020 2:30am - 3:40am GMT-03
TBA

5:00am GMT-03

Conference Opening 2: Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East and North Africa
Session recordings available here
Session recording available in French here

This opening session set the scene for the conference, with welcoming statements from key actors in the social protection field.

Initially, there was a brief overview of socialprotection.org's milestones over the past 5 years, including highlights of the “Social protection responses to COVID-19” Task Force, upon which this event draws.

Next, socialprotection.org and its partners welcomed the participants and go through the conference's objectives and agenda, providing an overview of the interactive tools that were used.

Overview
  • Welcome by the moderator and welcome statements by socialprotection.org and its partners
  • Warming up: Milestones of socialprotection.org over the past 5 years and highlights of the webinar series “Social protection responses to COVID-19”
  • Introduction to the objectives and the agenda of e-conference
  • Live guidance: introduction to interactive tools used throughout the conference


Moderators
avatar for Jost Wagner

Jost Wagner

Conference Facilitator, The Change Initiative
I am a Certified Professional Facilitator and founder of The Change Initiative, a facilitation company located in Bangkok with a focus on implementing the SDGs. In the last 15 years I have advised and facilitated more than 350 workshops and conferences worldwide for organizations... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Mariana Balboni

Mariana Balboni

Senior Project Officer, International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG)
Over the past twenty years I've been working with the promotion of development initiatives, managing projects related to ICT4D - Information and Communication Technologies for Development, Knowledge Sharing and Capacity Building.I'm the coordinator of the socialprotection.org project... Read More →
avatar for Michal Rutkowski

Michal Rutkowski

Global Director for Social Protection and Jobs, World Bank
Michal Rutkowski is the Global Director for Social Protection and Jobs – overseeing the World Bank’s work in developing systems that protect the poorest and vulnerable from crises and shocks, and supporting private sector-led growth.Until July 2016, he was the Director for Multilateral... Read More →
avatar for Shahrashoub Razavi

Shahrashoub Razavi

Director of Social Protection Department, ILO
Shahra Razavi is the Director of the Social Protection Department at the International Labour Organization (since February 2020). Before joining the ILO she was Chief of the Research and Data Section at UN Women (2013-2020), and Senior Researcher at the United Nations Research Institute... Read More →
avatar for Katyna Argueta

Katyna Argueta

IPC-IG Director a. i., UNDP Brazil
Ms. Katyna Argueta was appointed as Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Brazil in April 2019 and is the Director a. i. of the IPC-IG. Originally from Honduras, she started her career with the UNDP in 2003, first as a consultant to Honduras... Read More →
avatar for Lisa Hannigan

Lisa Hannigan

Social Protection Specialist / Director, DFAT
I am the Director of the social protection section at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Australia. The section overseas Australia's investments in social protection in Asia and the Pacific.
avatar for Kathrin Oellers

Kathrin Oellers

Head of Division Population Policy, Social Protection, BMZ
Kathrin Oellers has been the Head of the Division of Population Policy and Social Protection at the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) since August 2020. She has a diploma in political science from the German Development Institute (GDI) and has... Read More →


Monday October 5, 2020 5:00am - 5:30am GMT-03
TBA
  Presentation
  • Recording available Yes
  • Simultaneous translation French

5:30am GMT-03

Regional discussion 2: Social protection responses to COVID-19 - insights from Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East and North Africa
Session recordings available here
Session recordings available in French here

Presentation available here
The panel on Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) allowed social protection experts from the International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG) and government representatives to present and discuss social protection responses to COVID-19 in the region, with the moderation and comments from UNDP Africa and UNICEF MENARO.

First, researchers from the IPC-IG team provided a regional overview of how social protection mechanisms were used by the countries in the SSA and MENA region in the response to the crisis. The presentation was based on an analytical mapping which the IPC-IG research team has conducted since the outbreak of the pandemic, with support from UNDP and GIZ.

The regional overview was followed by more detailed presentations from country representatives from Congo, Jordan, Morocco and Namibia, who discussed the main actions, challenges and achievements of the social protection programmes implemented in their respective countries. This was followed by a Q&A session.


Moderators
avatar for Renata Nowak-Garmer

Renata Nowak-Garmer

Social Protection & Employment Programme Specialist, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Renata Nowak-Garmer is UNDP Africa Employment and Social Protection Specialist. In this role, she provides technical advisory to countries and regional institutions and develops regional and global policy and tools. She led The State of Social Assistance in Africa, a publication and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Charlotte Bilo

Charlotte Bilo

Researcher, International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG)
Charlotte works as a researcher at the IPC-IG on different research projects related to child- and gender-sensitive social protection in MENA, Latin America and South Asia.Before joining the IPC-IG in September 2016, she worked as a research assistant for the Centre for Social Protection... Read More →
avatar for Lena Gronbach

Lena Gronbach

Researcher/ PhD Candidate, University of Cape Town
I am a researcher and PhD candidate with the Centre for Social Science Research at the University of Cape Town, South Africa.My research focuses on social cash transfers, payment systems, digitization and financial inclusion in sub-Saharan Africa.My latest working paper on social... Read More →
avatar for Samman J. Thapa

Samman J. Thapa

Regional Adviser Social Policy, Middle East and North Africa, UNICEF
Samman J. Thapa is the Regional Adviser for Social Policy at UNICEF’s MENA Regional Office. In this function, he is responsible for technical leadership of UNICEF's Social Policy agenda (Child Poverty policy, Social Protection, Public Finance for Children and Decentralization) covering... Read More →
avatar for H.E. Ms. Antoinette Dinga-Dzondo

H.E. Ms. Antoinette Dinga-Dzondo

Minister, Ministry of Social Affairs and Humanitarian Action - Republic of Congo
Docteur Antoinette Dinga-Dzondo est Ministre des Affaires Sociales et de l’Action Humanitaire de la république du Congo depuis le 30 Avril 2016. Elle œuvre pour la prévention des abus a l’endroit des groupes vulnérables notamment les femmes et les enfants, les personnes vivant... Read More →
avatar for H.E. Ms. Basma Mousa Ishaqat

H.E. Ms. Basma Mousa Ishaqat

Minister of Social Development, Government of Jordan
H.E. Ms. Basma Mousa Ishaqat is the Minister of Social Development in Jordan since October 2019. Mrs. Ishaqat has led the development of the Jordan National Social Protection Strategy and the launch of the Takaful Cash Transfer. Prior to becoming Minister, Mrs. Basma Ishaqat was the... Read More →
avatar for Ahmed Berrada

Ahmed Berrada

Deputy of Director in charge of implementation of Finance Law, Ministry of Economy, Finance and Administrative Reform - Morocco
Ahmed Berrada capitalise une expérience riche de plus de 20 ans dans des postes de responsabilité au niveau de la Direction du Budget du Ministère de l’Economie, des Finances et  de la Réforme de l'Administration (évaluation des projets publics, règlementation sur le personnel... Read More →
avatar for Tulimeke Munyika

Tulimeke Munyika

Director of National Population Register, Identification and Production, Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration - Namibia
Tulimeke Munyika is the incumbent Director for the National Population Register, Identification and Production in the Ministry of Home Affairs, Immigration, Safety and Security in Namibia. She is a legal practitioner. She holds a Baccalaureus Juris and Bachelor of Laws Degrees, both... Read More →


Monday October 5, 2020 5:30am - 7:10am GMT-03
TBA

7:10am GMT-03

Virtual coffee break: Adding the magic into your life

This session provided some entertainment for the attendees: a quick magic session adapted to these times of virtual interaction!


Speakers
avatar for Stuart Lightbody

Stuart Lightbody

Entertainer
Stuart Lightbody has spent over 20 years studying and sharing the art of magic. Stuart tours his theatre shows across 3 continents. He can be found entertaining anywhere from private parties on the island of Capri, Italy, to theatres on luxury cruise liners, to corporate shows for... Read More →


Monday October 5, 2020 7:10am - 7:30am GMT-03
TBA
  Coffee Break
  • Recording available No
  • Simultaneous translation French

7:30am GMT-03

Open peer-to-peer exchange 2: Country experiences, lessons learnt and the potential way forward in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East and North Africa
Session recordings available here
Session recordings available in French here

This session was a virtual World Café allowing for peer-to-peer dialogue both in English and in French.

Participants met in breakout rooms with up to 10 people. In this intimate space, they had the opportunity to share their experiences and tacit knowledge on Social Protection Responses to COVID-19 from their country or programmatic work.

Sessions were not recorded allowing for a genuine and open dialogue; however, participants were encouraged to document their insights from the conversation using the provided virtual tools.

After this exchange, the moderator wrapped up and closed the regional discussion of sub-Saharan Africa and MENA.



Moderators
avatar for Jost Wagner

Jost Wagner

Conference Facilitator, The Change Initiative
I am a Certified Professional Facilitator and founder of The Change Initiative, a facilitation company located in Bangkok with a focus on implementing the SDGs. In the last 15 years I have advised and facilitated more than 350 workshops and conferences worldwide for organizations... Read More →

Monday October 5, 2020 7:30am - 8:40am GMT-03
TBA

11:00am GMT-03

Conference Opening 3: Latin America and the Caribbean
Session recordings available here
Session recordings available in Spanish here 

This opening session set the scene for the conference, with welcoming statements from key actors in the social protection field. Initially, there was a brief overview of socialprotection.org's milestones over the past 5 years, including highlights of the “Social protection responses to COVID-19” Task Force, upon which this event draws.

Next, socialprotection.org and its partners welcomed the participants and go through the conference's objectives and agenda, providing an overview of the interactive tools that were used.


Overview
  • Welcome by the moderator and welcome statements by socialprotection.org and its partners
  • Warming up: Milestones of socialprotection.org over the past 5 years and highlights of the webinar series “Social protection responses to COVID-19”
  • Introduction to the objectives and the agenda of e-conference
  • Live guidance: introduction to interactive tools to be used throughout the conference



Moderators
avatar for Jost Wagner

Jost Wagner

Conference Facilitator, The Change Initiative
I am a Certified Professional Facilitator and founder of The Change Initiative, a facilitation company located in Bangkok with a focus on implementing the SDGs. In the last 15 years I have advised and facilitated more than 350 workshops and conferences worldwide for organizations... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Mariana Balboni

Mariana Balboni

Senior Project Officer, International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG)
Over the past twenty years I've been working with the promotion of development initiatives, managing projects related to ICT4D - Information and Communication Technologies for Development, Knowledge Sharing and Capacity Building.I'm the coordinator of the socialprotection.org project... Read More →
avatar for Michal Rutkowski

Michal Rutkowski

Global Director for Social Protection and Jobs, World Bank
Michal Rutkowski is the Global Director for Social Protection and Jobs – overseeing the World Bank’s work in developing systems that protect the poorest and vulnerable from crises and shocks, and supporting private sector-led growth.Until July 2016, he was the Director for Multilateral... Read More →
avatar for Shahrashoub Razavi

Shahrashoub Razavi

Director of Social Protection Department, ILO
Shahra Razavi is the Director of the Social Protection Department at the International Labour Organization (since February 2020). Before joining the ILO she was Chief of the Research and Data Section at UN Women (2013-2020), and Senior Researcher at the United Nations Research Institute... Read More →
avatar for Katyna Argueta

Katyna Argueta

IPC-IG Director a. i., UNDP Brazil
Ms. Katyna Argueta was appointed as Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Brazil in April 2019 and is the Director a. i. of the IPC-IG. Originally from Honduras, she started her career with the UNDP in 2003, first as a consultant to Honduras... Read More →
avatar for Lisa Hannigan

Lisa Hannigan

Social Protection Specialist / Director, DFAT
I am the Director of the social protection section at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Australia. The section overseas Australia's investments in social protection in Asia and the Pacific.
avatar for Kathrin Oellers

Kathrin Oellers

Head of Division Population Policy, Social Protection, BMZ
Kathrin Oellers has been the Head of the Division of Population Policy and Social Protection at the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) since August 2020. She has a diploma in political science from the German Development Institute (GDI) and has... Read More →


Monday October 5, 2020 11:00am - 11:30am GMT-03
TBA
  Presentation
  • Recording available Yes
  • Simultaneous translation Spanish

11:30am GMT-03

Regional discussion 3: Social protection responses to COVID-19 - insights from Latin America and the Caribbean
Session recordings available here
Session recordings available in Spanish here

Presentations available here
IPC-IG
Chile
Guatemala
Colombia
Brazil

The panel on Latin America and the Caribbean allowed social protection experts from the International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG) and government representatives to present and discuss social protection responses to COVID-19 in the region, with the moderation and comments from UN ECLAC.

First, researchers from the IPC-IG team provided a regional overview of how social protection mechanisms were used by the countries in Latin America and the Caribbean region in the response to the crisis. The presentation was based on an analytical mapping which the IPC-IG research team has conducted since the outbreak of the pandemic with support from UNDP and GIZ.

The regional overview was followed by more detailed presentations from country representatives from Brazil, Chile and Guatemala, who discussed the main actions, challenges and achievements of the social protection programmes implemented in their respective countries. This was followed by a Q&A session.


Moderators
avatar for Simone Cecchini

Simone Cecchini

Senior Social Affairs Officer, United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)
Simone Cecchini is Senior Social Affairs Officer and Officer in Charge of the Social Development Division of the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), based in Santiago, Chile.  At ECLAC he leads research and advises governments on poverty... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Anna Carolina Machado

Anna Carolina Machado

Researcher, International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG)
Anna Carolina holds an MSc in Public Policy from the University of Bristol in the UK, a specialisation in Public Administration from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and a BA in International Relations from the Federal Fluminense University. Since 2015, Anna has been working... Read More →
avatar for Fabiana Rodopoulos

Fabiana Rodopoulos

National Secretariat for Citizenship Income, Ministry of Citizenship
Fabiana Rodopoulos é mestre e bacharel em Economia, ambos pela Universidade de Brasília, e servidora pública federal do Ministério da Economia. Possui ampla experiência em gestão pública com foco em aperfeiçoamento de avaliação de políticas públicas e qualidade do gasto... Read More →
avatar for Alejandra Candia Díaz

Alejandra Candia Díaz

Subsecretaria de Evaluación Social, Ministry of Social Development - Chile
Alejandra Candia Díaz, Economista de la Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile y Magíster en Economía con mención en Políticas Públicas de la misma universidad. Tiene un Diplomado en Evaluación de Impacto de las Políticas Públicas de la Universidad de Chile, además de... Read More →
avatar for H.E.  Raúl Romero

H.E. Raúl Romero

Minister, Ministry of Social Development - Guatemala
Raúl Romero Segura nació el 31 de julio del año 1969 en la ciudad de Guatemala. En cuanto a su nivel académico, destaca una Maestría en Desarrollo y Descentralización Laboral de la Universidad de Quito, Ecuador, entre el año 2000 y 2001. También estudió una Maestría en Administración... Read More →
avatar for Nurth Palomo

Nurth Palomo

Research consultant, International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG)
Nurth Palomo is a research consultant at the International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG). At the IPC-IG she has conducted research and policy analysis in Latin America and the Caribbean region. Recently, she has co-authored reports on social protection responses to COVID-19... Read More →
avatar for Laura Pabon

Laura Pabon

Director, Social Development Directorate of the National Planning Department - Colombia
Economist with an MA in Economics from the Universidad de los Andes and a, MA in Public Policy from the University of Chicago. She worked for more than 8 years as a specialist in Social Protection at the World Bank on labour market, poverty and social protection and gender... Read More →
avatar for Nilza Emy Yamasaki

Nilza Emy Yamasaki

Director of the Cadastro Único (Single Registry) Department, National Single Registry Secretariat, Brazil
Graduada em Jornalismo e em Direito, com pós-graduação em Planejamento, Orçamento e Gestão Pública, pela Fundação Getúlio Vargas. É servidora de carreira da Administração Pública Federal, tendo ocupado cargos de assessoria no Ministério dos Transportes (atual Ministério... Read More →


Monday October 5, 2020 11:30am - 12:40pm GMT-03
TBA

12:40pm GMT-03

Virtual coffee break: Adding the magic into your life

This session provided some entertainment for the attendees: a quick magic session adapted to these times of virtual interaction!



Speakers
avatar for Stuart Lightbody

Stuart Lightbody

Entertainer
Stuart Lightbody has spent over 20 years studying and sharing the art of magic. Stuart tours his theatre shows across 3 continents. He can be found entertaining anywhere from private parties on the island of Capri, Italy, to theatres on luxury cruise liners, to corporate shows for... Read More →


Monday October 5, 2020 12:40pm - 1:00pm GMT-03
TBA
  Coffee Break
  • Recording available No
  • Simultaneous translation Spanish

1:00pm GMT-03

Open peer-to-peer exchange 3: Country experiences, lessons learnt and the potential way forward in the Latin America and Caribbean regions
Session recordings available here
Session recordings available in Spanish here 

This session was a virtual World Café allowing for peer-to-peer dialogue both in English and Spanish.

Participants met in breakout rooms with up to 10 people. In this intimate space, they had the opportunity to share their experiences and tacit knowledge on Social Protection Responses to COVID-19 from their country or programmatic work.

Sessions were not recorded allowing for a genuine and open dialogue; however, participants were encouraged to document their insights from the conversation using the provided virtual tools.

After this exchange, the moderator wrapped up and closed the regional discussion of Latin America and the Caribbean.



Speakers
avatar for Jost Wagner

Jost Wagner

Conference Facilitator, The Change Initiative
I am a Certified Professional Facilitator and founder of The Change Initiative, a facilitation company located in Bangkok with a focus on implementing the SDGs. In the last 15 years I have advised and facilitated more than 350 workshops and conferences worldwide for organizations... Read More →


Monday October 5, 2020 1:00pm - 2:10pm GMT-03
TBA

11:00pm GMT-03

Clinic 1A - Financing social protection for future shocks
Session recordings available here.

This thematic clinic provided an opportunity to ask - and answer - questions on how to think through options for financing social protection expansions in light of future shocks.

'Clinic' sessions were an opportunity for participants to ask practical, technical questions on various topics that have been very relevant to the COVID social protection response. These were either answered 'live' or via a subsequent written discussion forum. The sessions were staffed and moderated by designated 'resource people' on that topic, but answers were provided by peers as well.

Resource People:
Dinanath Bhandari, disaster resilience lead at Policy and Institutions Facility
Benedikt Lukas Signer, Disaster Risk Finance and Insurance Program (World Bank)
Stefan Urban - Social Protection Officer, Social Protection Department, International Labour Organization

Moderator:
Sophie Evans, Centre for Disaster Protection

>> Q&A - Questions submission (Slido) 
>> Written Discussion Forum

This clinic was hosted by the Centre for Disaster Protection and co-chaired by SPACE – Social Protection Approaches to COVID-19: Expert advice. SPACE is funded by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and German Development Cooperation (GDC).


Clinics
avatar for Clinic 1 - Social protection financing for future crises

Clinic 1 - Social protection financing for future crises

This thematic clinic will provide an opportunity to ask - and answer - questions on how to think through options for financing social protection expansions in light of future shocks.'Clinic' sessions are an opportunity for participants to ask practical, technical questions on various... Read More →


Monday October 5, 2020 11:00pm - Tuesday October 6, 2020 12:00am GMT-03
TBA

11:00pm GMT-03

Virtual Booth Talks 0 - Social Protection for Employment Community (SPEC)
The Virtual Booths were a space for member organisations and socialprotection.org’s Online Communities to showcase dedicated results of their work (for example, a product or service they are offering) related to social protection responses to COVID-19 and beyond.

This session was an opportunity for the audience to engage in informal discussions with the experts behind the work showcased in this booth.

Speakers
avatar for Fazley Elahi Mahmud

Fazley Elahi Mahmud

Social Protection Specialist, Social Protection Hub, DFAT
avatar for Maya Ryandita

Maya Ryandita

Social Protection Program Officer, Social Protection Hub - DFAT
I am currently working for the Social Protection Hub's regional office based in Jakarta. The Social Protection Hub is an initiative of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) which focuses on providing technical assistance and advice to counterpart governments... Read More →

Virtual Expo
avatar for Social Protection for Employment Community (SPEC)

Social Protection for Employment Community (SPEC)

Social Protection for Employment Community (SPEC) promotes South-South learning on approaches and evidence on linking social protection to employment. The community was born out of an international workshop titled South-South Knowledge Exchange Forum on Linking Social Protection... Read More →


Monday October 5, 2020 11:00pm - Tuesday October 6, 2020 12:00am GMT-03
TBA
  Virtual Booth

11:00pm GMT-03

Virtual Booth Talks 1 - Towards disability-inclusive social protection systems in the COVID-19 crisis and beyond
Session recordings available here. 

The Virtual Booths were a space for member organisations and socialprotection.org’s Online Communities to showcase dedicated results of their work (for example, a product or service they are offering) related to social protection responses to COVID-19 and beyond.

This session was an opportunity for the audience to engage in informal discussions with the experts behind the work showcased in this booth.

Speakers
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Abner Manlapaz

Co-Founder, Centre for Inclusive Policy
Abner Manlapaz is the co-founder the Life Haven Center for Independent Living which advocates for the rights of persons with disabilities through numerous campaign and programs poverty reduction, accessibility and social protection. He has been promoting development of community support... Read More →
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Meenakshi Balasubramanian

Co-Founder, Equals-Centre for Promotion of Social Justice in Chennai India
Meenakshi Balasubramanian is a long time disablity rights activist who contributed to numerous campaigns to improve laws and policies at states and Union level. She has been carrying out analysis of Union ad States budget from a disability perspective every year since 2012 and... Read More →

Virtual Expo
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Towards disability-inclusive social protection systems in the COVID-19 crisis and beyond

Persons with disabilities, which comprise 15% of the world’s population, are more likely to be poor, face catastrophic health expenditures, and have lower levels of education and economic participation. Barriers to employment and disability-related costs contribute greatly to t... Read More →


Monday October 5, 2020 11:00pm - Tuesday October 6, 2020 12:00am GMT-03
TBA
  Virtual Booth
 
Tuesday, October 6
 

12:00am GMT-03

Clinic 2A - Gender and disability-responsive social protection in times of COVID-19 and beyond
Session recordings available here.

This thematic clinic provided an opportunity to ask - and answer - questions on how to ensure gender and disability are fully integrated into COVID-19 response and beyond, how policy and programme design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation can be better tailored to meet differential needs of women, men, girls and boys, persons with disabilities and other vulnerable or excluded groups, and how social protection response to COVID can be an opportunity to deliver transformational gender and disability outcomes.

'Clinic' sessions were an opportunity for participants to ask practical, technical questions on various topics that have been very relevant to the COVID social protection response. These were either answered 'live' or via a subsequent written discussion forum. The sessions were staffed and moderated by designated 'resource people' on that topic, but answers were provided by peers as well.

Designated resource people:
  • Sinta Satriana, Social Protection Specialist, Mahkota Program Indonesia
  • Abner Manlapaz, President of Life Haven-independent living center (DPO) and council member of the National Anti-Poverty Commission - Philippines
  • Alexandre Cote, Co-founder of the Centre for Inclusive Policy

Moderator:
  • Clare McCrum, Social Protection Team, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), United Kingdom

>> Q&A questions submission (SLIDO)
>> written thematic Discussion Forum

This clinic was hosted by the SPIAC-B Gender Working Group, in partnership with UNPRPD/ILO/UNICEF, and co-chaired by SPACE – Social Protection Approaches to COVID-19: Expert advice. SPACE is funded by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and German Development Cooperation (GDC).



Clinics
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Clinic 2 - Gender and disability-sensitive social protection in times of COVID-19 and beyond

This thematic clinic will provide an opportunity to ask - and answer - questions about how to ensure that gender and disability are fully integrated into the response to COVID-19 and beyond; how the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of policies and programmes can be... Read More →


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

12:00am GMT-03

Virtual Booth Talks 2 - Interactive Dashboard to Simulate COVID-19 and Cash Transfer Impacts in Africa
The Virtual Booths were a space for member organisations and socialprotection.org’s Online Communities to showcase dedicated results of their work (for example, a product or service they are offering) related to social protection responses to COVID-19 and beyond.

This session was an opportunity for the audience to engage in informal discussions with the experts behind the work showcased in this booth.

Speakers
avatar for Tayllor Spadafora

Tayllor Spadafora

Social Policy Specialist, UNICEF
avatar for Sudhanshu Handa

Sudhanshu Handa

Professor of Public Policy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Virtual Expo
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Interactive Dashboard to Simulate COVID-19 and Cash Transfer Impacts in Africa

We are building an interactive dashboard with data from 19 African countries. Users can select options on the dashboard to estimate the economic impact of different levels of COVID-19 shocks on the entire country or in specific sectors such as retail trade or services. The dashboard... Read More →


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

1:00am GMT-03

Clinic 3A - (Digital) solutions for social protection responses to COVID-19: payments
Session recordings available here.

This thematic clinic provided an opportunity to ask - and answer - questions on the approaches adopted to safely pay new caseloads during the COVID-19 response, and lessons learned for the future.

'Clinic' sessions were an opportunity for participants to ask practical, technical questions on various topics that have been very relevant to the COVID social protection response. These were either answered 'live' or via a subsequent written discussion forum. The sessions were staffed and moderated by designated 'resource people' on that topic, but answers were provided by peers as well.

Designated resource people included:
William Derban, GSMA and SPACE expert
Joscha Albert, GIZ
Lena Gronbach, University of Capetown

Moderator:

Veronika Wodsak, ILO


>> Q&A - Questions submission 
(SLIDO)

>> Written thematic Discussion forum 

This clinic was hosted by the Digital Social Protection Working Group SPIAC-B and G2PX, co-chaired by GSMA and SPACE – Social Protection Approaches to COVID-19: Expert advice. SPACE is funded by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and German Development Cooperation (GDC).



Clinics
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Clinic 3 - (Digital) solutions for social protection responses to COVID-19: payments

This thematic clinic will provide an opportunity to ask - and answer - questions about the approaches adopted to safely pay new caseloads during the response to COVID-19, and lessons learned for the future.The "Clinic" sessions are an opportunity for participants to ask practical... Read More →


Tuesday October 6, 2020 1:00am - 2:00am GMT-03
TBA
  Clinics

1:00am GMT-03

RT 1 - Health protection and sickness benefits to face pandemics
Session recordings available here

Access to health care without hardship and income security in times of sickness are central objectives of social protection systems. The COVID-19 crisis highlighted the importance of having a strong social health protection system articulating both access to health services for all and income support for people affected by the disease.

As a response to the COVID-19 crisis, many countries have taken measures to enhance access to affordable health care and close gaps in social health protection. Many such measures could be expanded beyond the crisis, including by:
  • enhancing financial protection against health-care expenses and ensuring the universality and continuity of such coverage;
  • integrating prevention, testing and treatment measures (including telemedicine) within health-care benefit packages;
  • channelling additional fiscal resources into the health system to enhance the availability, accessibility, acceptability and quality of health services for all;
  • improving coordination in the health system with a central role for public provision, sometimes complemented by private service providers under public regulation.
Similarly, the COVID-19 crisis has exposed critical gaps in sickness benefit coverage, leaving large numbers of workers, such as self-employed workers and workers in non-standard employment, without paid sick leave. This constitutes a critical challenge for public health and income security, as workers who cannot rely on sickness benefits and/or paid sick leave entitlements may feel forced to report to work while sick or may be reluctant to self-isolate, thereby potentially passing on the virus to colleagues and clients. This is particularly urgent, as it proved to affect many workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis (health workers, cleaners, transport and delivery workers and domestic workers, etc.).

The round table built on country experiences to highlight the key elements that supported effective response by existing systems, and in particular the importance of strong institutions and entitlements embedded in the legal framework. It also provided an opportunity to discuss persisting gaps in social health protection coverage. Drawing some lessons learned from immediate measures countries took to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic, the round table aimed at shedding light on ways to progressively build more resilient systems.



Moderators
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Luis Frota

Chief Technical Advisor, International Labour Organization (ILO)
Mr Luis Frota is the manager of EU-China project -Improving China’s institutional capacity towards universal social protection implemented by the International Labour Office in Beijing in partnership with MOHRSS, the Ministry of Human Resources and Social security and China Social... Read More →

Speakers
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Knut Lönnroth

Professor of Social Medicine, Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet Stockholm
Dr Knut Lönnroth is a professor of Social Medicine at the Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden, where he is also the director of the Centre for Tuberculosis (TB) Research, the WHO Collaboration Centre on TB and Social Determinants, and the... Read More →
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Marielle Phe Goursat

Chief Technical Advisor, International Labour Organization (ILO)
Marielle Phe Goursat is the ILO Chief Technical Advisor on Social Health protection in Viet Nam, Myanmar and Laos. She has more than 15 years of experience in Sub Saharan Africa and South East Asia in supporting Government, social security institutions, employers organizations and... Read More →
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Dr Hee Chung Kang

Research Fellow, Korean Institute for Health and Social Affairs
Hee-Chung Kang is a research fellow in the Health Care Policy Research Department of the Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs (KIHASA). From 2015 to 2018, she served as Director of Social Insurance Research Department. KIHASA is a national think tank that improves the quality... Read More →
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Sambo Pheakday

General Secretariat to the National Social Protection Council of Cambodia
Mr Pheakdey Sambo is the Deputy Secretary-General of the National Social Protection Council, the inter-ministerial body that oversees the establishment of Cambodia's social protections system. He holds an MBA in Finance.
avatar for Nguyen Khanh Phuong

Nguyen Khanh Phuong

ice-Director of  the Health Strategy and Policy Institute, Ministry of Health, Vietnam
Dr. Nguyen Khanh Phuong is currently Vice-Director of the Health Strategy and Policy Institute, Ministry of Health. She has served in the institute for more than 20 years and devoted her entire career to the healthcare sector in Vietnam. Dr. Phuong is viewed as a leading health economist... Read More →


Tuesday October 6, 2020 1:00am - 2:00am GMT-03
TBA
  Thematic Round-tables

1:00am GMT-03

Virtual Booth Talks 3 - Technical Assistance papers to inform early social protection responses to COVID-19 in South Asia.
The Virtual Booths were a space for member organisations and socialprotection.org’s Online Communities to showcase dedicated results of their work (for example, a product or service they are offering) related to social protection responses to COVID-19 and beyond.

This session was an opportunity for the audience to engage in informal discussions with the experts behind the work showcased in this booth.

Virtual Expo
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Technical Assistance papers to inform early social protection responses to COVID-19 in South Asia

UNICEF ROSA
This Virtual Booth will share studies that informed UNICEF Social Protection agendas in the early days when the COVID-19 crisis hit the region. Built in collaboration with the IPC-IG these documents assessed the relevance of some important agendas UNICEF deemed strategical for tackling... Read More →


Tuesday October 6, 2020 1:00am - 2:00am GMT-03
TBA

2:00am GMT-03

Clinic 4A - Preparing our social protection sector for future shocks in times of COVID-19 and beyond, working alongside the humanitarian sector
Session recordings available here.

This thematic clinic provided an opportunity to ask - and answer - questions on the subject of "preparing" the social protection sector for future shocks, especially in countries with nascent or non-existent social protection systems.

The sessions were attended and moderated by "resource people" designated for that topic, but the answers can and should also be provided by other colleagues.

Moderator: Zehra Fatima Rizvi, UNICEF

Designated resource people: Several specialists from TRANSFORM, SPACE, the Socialprotection.org Online Community on Social Protection in Crisis Contexts and the Grand Bargain Cash Sub Group on Liking SP and HCTs were on hand during the clinic; the ‘experts’ to answer questions are the participants.


>> Q&A - Questions submission 
(SLIDO)

>> Written thematic Discussion forum 

This clinic was co-hosted by Transform, the Social Protection in Crisis Contexts Online Community, and the Grand Bargain Cash Sub Group on Liking SP and HCTs. It was co-organised by SPACE – Social Protection Approaches to COVID-19: Expert advice, funded by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and German Development Cooperation (GDC).


Tuesday October 6, 2020 2:00am - 3:00am GMT-03
TBA

2:00am GMT-03

RT 2 - Older people's livelihoods and social protection during COVID-19 and beyond
Session recordings available here
Presentation available here

COVID-19 is most dangerous for older people, as the risk of serious illness and death increases with age. Older people living in poverty and those with disabilities or care needs are particularly at risk. What is less understood is how this heightened risk of illness and mortality further exacerbates existing vulnerabilities and inequities that older people face. Older people generally rely on their own work, family support and pensions for their survival. The COVID-19 pandemic has put a spotlight on the inadequacy of pensions in most low- and middle-income countries and that economically struggling families often cannot guarantee a dignified live for older people. Lacking the income security that pensions could provide, older people make ends meet through work and income-generating activities, mainly in the informal economy. However, lockdowns, the economic crisis and older people’s heightened vulnerability to the virus mean that many older people are no longer able to work – or having to choose between contracting the virus and destitution.

What can social protection practitioners do to ensure that those hardest hit by the virus are not pushed into poverty? Hear evidence on the socioeconomic impact on older people, their access to social protection and livelihoods during COVID-19 and join us in a discussion on concrete actions that can be taken to protect and improve older people’s wellbeing during and after this crisis.

Resources:



Moderators
avatar for Florian Juergens

Florian Juergens

Global Social Protection Advisor, Helpage International
Florian Juergens is a social protection specialist working for HelpAge International as Global Social Protection Advisor, providing technical advice to HelpAge staff and network members on rights-based social protection in older age. Florian focusses on the design, implementation... Read More →

Speakers
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Nuno Cunha

Senior Social Protection Specialist, International Labour Organization (ILO)
Nuno Cunha is an Economist with a specialization in Public Policy (Master from the University of York). With almost 20 years of experience in the area of social protection, Mr. Cunha worked first at the Ministry of Labour and Social Security of Portugal, before joining the ILO in... Read More →
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Aura Sevilla

Advocacy Development Manager, International Longevity Center – Singapore (ILC-S) /Tsao Foundation
Aura Sevilla works primarily towards the realization of active and dignified ageing in the Philippines and the region. She has led to improving ageing and social protection policies, gathering evidence, advocating for change with the government, networking, and building the capacity... Read More →
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Rosita Lacson

President, Confederation of Older Persons' Association of the Philippines (COPAP)
Rosita Lacson is a former community leader in settings of urban poverty in the Philippines before becoming an older people and ageing-focussed activist. She advocates for the rights of older persons and has led a number of campaigns and lobbying activities in Parliament that have... Read More →


Tuesday October 6, 2020 2:00am - 3:00am GMT-03
TBA
  Thematic Round-tables

2:00am GMT-03

Virtual Booth Talks 4 - Extending social protection to workers in the informal economy in the COVID-19 crisis and beyond
The Virtual Booths were a space for member organisations and socialprotection.org’s Online Communities to showcase dedicated results of their work (for example, a product or service they are offering) related to social protection responses to COVID-19 and beyond.

This session was an opportunity for the audience to engage in informal discussions with the experts behind the work showcased in this booth.

Please see below the slide presentations that were shared during this booth talk:

Presentation ILO - Virtual Booth Talks 4 - Extending social protection to workers in the informal economy in the COVID-19 crisis and beyond

Presentation WIEGO - Virtual Booth Talks 4 - Extending social protection to workers in the informal economy in the COVID-19 crisis and beyond



Speakers
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Christina Behrendt

Head, Social Policy Unit, ILO
Christina is the Head of the Social Policy Unit of the ILO's Social Protection Department. 
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Laura Alfers

Director of the Social Protection Programme, WIEGO
Laura has worked with WIEGO since 2009 in the Social Protection Programme. In 2017, she became its Director. Laura started her work with WIEGO, helping to manage the Occupational Health & Safety for Informal Workers Project, which ran in Ghana, Tanzania, Brazil, Peru, and India, and... Read More →

Virtual Expo
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Extending social protection to workers in the informal economy in the COVID-19 crisis and beyond

The COVID-19 crisis and its economic and social impacts are particularly harsh for workers in the informal economy and their families. Their lack of social protection makes them particularly vulnerable to shocks, since they usually cannot count on the protection provided by social... Read More →


Tuesday October 6, 2020 2:00am - 3:00am GMT-03
TBA
  Virtual Booth

3:00am GMT-03

Clinic 5A - Linking social protection, employment and economic inclusion in times of COVID-19 and beyond
Session recordings available here.

This thematic clinic provided an opportunity to ask - and answer - questions on the topic of linking social protection responses to employment and economic inclusion initiatives, in the short and medium/long term. How have other countries been doing this? What does the evidence show?

'Clinic' sessions were an opportunity for participants to ask practical, technical questions on various topics that have been very relevant to the COVID social protection response. These were either answered 'live' or via a subsequent written discussion forum. The sessions were staffed and moderated by designated 'resource people' on that topic, but answers were provided by peers as well.

Designated resource people (allocated across Clinic A and B):
- Marlowe Popes, BRAC
- Julie Kedroske, BRAC
- Thierry Fiquet, Socieux+
- Miguel Peromingo, Socieux+
- Anna McCord, ODI
- Carolina de Miranda, Fundación Capital
- Rodolfo Beazley, SPACE
- Laura Alfers, WIEGO and SPACE
- Renata Nowak, UNDP
- Sameer Khatiwada, ADB
- Frederique Leprince, National Family Benefit Fund (Caisse Nationale d’Allocations Familiales - CNAF)

Moderator:

- Aude de Montesquiou, PEI


>> Q&A - Questions submission (SLIDO)

>> Written thematic Discussion Forum 

This clinic was hosted by the Social Protection for Employment Community (SPEC) and Partnership for Economic Inclusion (PEI), and co-organised by SPACE – Social Protection Approaches to COVID-19: Expert advice, funded by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and German Development Cooperation (GDC).


Tuesday October 6, 2020 3:00am - 4:00am GMT-03
TBA

3:00am GMT-03

RT 3 - Financing universal social protection during COVID-19 and beyond: A case for national and global solidarity to build social protection systems which are adequate, sustainable and adapted to developments in the world of work
Session recordings available here.
Presentation available here.

Social security is a human right but is a reality for far too few people. COVID-19 has once again demonstrated in dramatic fashion the consequences of these unacceptably high coverage gaps. As many as four billion people were completely unprotected when the crisis hit. These coverage gaps are linked to significant financing gaps in social protection.

In order to fulfil the global community’s commitments to extend social protection coverage to all, considerable investment is required. Yet, it is not sufficient to simply invest more, but also crucial to invest better. Panellists discussed what is needed to bridge coverage and financing gaps and to establish and maintain national social protection floors that are based on solidarity in the financing, both at the national and international level.


Moderators
avatar for Bart Verstraeten

Bart Verstraeten

Political Secretary, WSM

Speakers
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Matthias Thorns

Deputy Secretary-General, International Organisation of Employers - IOE
As Deputy Secretary-General, Matthias Thorns has a part in the overall responsibility for the management of the IOE Secretariat in its work to support the global business community in its representation vis-a-vis the UN institutions, as well as G20, G7 and other international initiatives... Read More →
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Valérie Schmitt

Deputy Director, International Labour Organization (ILO)
Valérie Schmitt is the Deputy Director, Social Protection Department, ILO Geneva. She is also leading ILO’s Flagship programme on building social protection floors for all. Born in 1972, Ms. Schmitt holds a Master of Advanced Studies (first year of doctoral studies programme) in... Read More →
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Nenad Rava

Head of Programmes, Joint SDG Fund
Dr Rava supported the design and launch of the new pooled funding mechanism for acceleration of the SDGs – Joint SDG Fund - in 2018. He led Fund’s first global Call for Proposals and now manages the portfolio on Integrated Policy for Social Protection and Leaving No One Behin... Read More →
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Alison Tate

Director, Economic and Social Policy, International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)
Alison is the Director of Economic and Social Policy of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC). She represents unions in bodies including the United Nations, the G20, and international financial institutions, and a Commissioner of the Financial Sector Commission on Modern... Read More →
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Ugo Gentilini

Senior Economist, World Bank
Ugo Gentilini serves as Global Lead for Social Assistance at the World Bank’s Social Protection and Jobs Global Practice. Over the past 20 years, he engaged extensively on the empirics and analytics of social protection while providing technical and operational support to countries... Read More →
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Anousheh Karvar

Chair - Global Partnership against Child labour, Forced labour, Human trafficking and Modern Slavery, International Labour Organization (ILO)
Anousheh Karvar, Delegate of the French Government to the ILO's Governing Body, as well as the Labour & Employment Task Officer to the G7 and G20: Anousheh Karvar is the Delegate of the French Government to the ILO’s Governing Body, as well as the Labour & Employment Task Officer... Read More →
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A.K.M Mizanur Rahman

Directorate General (Additional Secretary), Department of Labour, Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of Peoples Republic of Bangladesh.
Mr. A.K.M. Mizanur Rahman is an Additional Secretary to the Government and currently serving in the Department of Labour as Director General. He received his B.S.S (Hons) and M.S.S in Economics from Dhaka University. He joined the Bangladesh civil service in the Administration cadre... Read More →


Tuesday October 6, 2020 3:00am - 4:00am GMT-03
TBA
  Thematic Round-tables

3:00am GMT-03

Virtual Booth Talks 5 - Interagency Social Protection Assessments (ISPA) Tools
The Virtual Booths were a space for member organisations and socialprotection.org’s Online Communities to showcase dedicated results of their work (for example, a product or service they are offering) related to social protection responses to COVID-19 and beyond.

This session was an opportunity for the audience to engage in informal discussions with the experts behind the work showcased in this booth.

Speakers
avatar for Adea Kryeziu

Adea Kryeziu

Social Protection Specialist, World Bank

Virtual Expo
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Interagency Social Protection Assessments (ISPA) Tools

ISPA tools provide systematic analytical frameworks for planning the implementation of social protection systems and programmes. This is valuable also in times of crisis such as the current COVID-19 pandemic to support countries in rapidly developing solutions to expand their existing... Read More →


Tuesday October 6, 2020 3:00am - 4:00am GMT-03
TBA
  Virtual Booth
  • Recording available No

4:00am GMT-03

Clinic 6A - (Digital) solutions for social protection responses to COVID-19: outreach, registration and enrolment
Session recordings available here.

This thematic clinic provided an opportunity to ask - and answer - questions on the approaches adopted to register and enrol new caseloads during the COVID-19 response, and lessons learned for the future.

'Clinic' sessions were an opportunity for participants to ask practical, technical questions on various topics that have been very relevant to the COVID social protection response. These were either answered 'live' or via a subsequent written discussion forum. The sessions were staffed and moderated by designated 'resource people' on that topic, but answers were provided by peers as well.

Designated resource people (allocated over Clinic A and B, while also engaging on the Discussion Forum):
Ralf Radermacher, GIZ
Rachel Strohm, IPA
Rodrigo Ortiz D’avila Assumpcao, ILO
Veronika Wodsak, ILO
Raul Julian Ruggia Frick, ISSA
Tania Nino, WFP
Emrys Schoemaker, Caribou Digital and SPACE
John Blomquist, WB
Alan Gelb, CGDEV
Phillippe George Leite, WB

Moderator for Clinic A:

Valentina Barca, SPACE

>> Q&A - Questions submission (SLIDO)

>> Written thematic Discussion forum 

This clinic is hosted by the Digital Social Protection Working Group SPIAC-B and is co-organised by SPACE – Social Protection Approaches to COVID-19: Expert advice, funded by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and German Development Cooperation (GDC).


Tuesday October 6, 2020 4:00am - 5:00am GMT-03
TBA

4:00am GMT-03

RT 4 - Unemployment protection and its extension to workers in the informal economy
Session recordings available here.

The crisis has affected many workers, both in the formal and even more in the informal economy. Many of those who have lost formal jobs find themselves in dire situations if they cannot count on unemployment benefits that would allow them to feed their families while looking for another job. In addition, the crisis has exposed wide gaps in income security for workers in case of loss of jobs and livelihoods for those in the informal economy.

Many governments have introduced measures to provide income security for workers whose jobs have been affected by the crisis, by relying on, and further expanding existing unemployment protection schemes if available, or, where this was not possible, by adopting emergency measures. Moving forward, countries need to transition from emergency measures to more sustainable mechanisms, establishing or strengthening rights-based unemployment protection schemes, ensuring policy coordination and coherence between social protection and employment policies. Unemployment insurance schemes have also shown their limitations in covering workers in the informal economy, those among the hardest hit by the crisis.

This session highlighted experiences of countries in providing income support to workers affected by the crisis, including those in the informal economy. Panellists discussed what is needed to build back better and strengthen unemployment protection in the future, in line with international standards and human rights.


Moderators
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Celine Peyron Bista

Chief Technical Advisor on Social Protection, ILO
Ms Celine Peyron Bista has 20 years of professional experience in the field of social protection at the international level, mainly with the ILO but also with NGOs and the Asian Development Bank. She started her work in Latin America, then for nine years was based in South East and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Renata Nowak-Garmer

Renata Nowak-Garmer

Social Protection & Employment Programme Specialist, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Renata Nowak-Garmer is UNDP Africa Employment and Social Protection Specialist. In this role, she provides technical advisory to countries and regional institutions and develops regional and global policy and tools. She led The State of Social Assistance in Africa, a publication and... Read More →
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Laura Alfers

Director of the Social Protection Programme, WIEGO
Laura has worked with WIEGO since 2009 in the Social Protection Programme. In 2017, she became its Director. Laura started her work with WIEGO, helping to manage the Occupational Health & Safety for Informal Workers Project, which ran in Ghana, Tanzania, Brazil, Peru, and India, and... Read More →
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Kuppan Vishwananda

Assistant Director, Workfare Programme Unit of the Ministry of Labour, Mauritius


Tuesday October 6, 2020 4:00am - 5:00am GMT-03
TBA
  Thematic Round-tables

4:00am GMT-03

(CANCELLED) Virtual Booth Talks 6 - Delivering effective social protection for all
(Important notice: this Talk was cancelled but you can still send your questions using the Q&A button below)

The Virtual Booths are a space for member organisations and socialprotection.org’s Online Communities to showcase dedicated results of their work (for example, a product or service they are offering) related to social protection responses to COVID-19 and beyond.

This session is an opportunity for the audience to engage in informal discussions with the experts behind the work showcased in this booth.

Virtual Expo
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Delivering effective social protection for all

The virtual booth will showcase a body of research and convening work carried out by ODI and partners to promote lesson sharing and learning on the following topics:Social protection and crisis response;Social protection, women’s and girls’ empowerment;Cash transfers, universalism... Read More →


Tuesday October 6, 2020 4:00am - 5:00am GMT-03
TBA

5:00am GMT-03

Clinic 7A - Linking - and transitioning between - non-contributory (social assistance) and contributory (social insurance) social protection for informal workers and beyond
Session recordings available here.


This thematic clinic provided an opportunity to discuss issues around the centrality of links between non-contributory (social assistance) and contributory (social insurance) elements of social protection systems, including on:
  • facilitating transitions between different schemes,
  • designing and implementing contributory schemes that provide for subsidized contributions or exemptions for those with low incomes,
  • measures to promote solidarity and risk-sharing and avoid fragmentation and exclusion,
  • broader policies and strategies that promote the extension of social security coverage to those in the informal economy; and
  • ensuring a gender-responsive and disability-inclusive approach.
'Clinic' sessions were an opportunity for participants to ask practical, technical questions on various topics that have been very relevant to the COVID social protection response. These were either answered 'live' or via a subsequent written discussion forum. The sessions were staffed and moderated by designated 'resource people' on that topic, but answers were provided by peers as well.

Designated resource people (across Clinic A and B, while also engaging on the Discussion Forum):
Laura Alfers, WIEGO and SPACE
Ludovico Carraro, OPM and SPACE
Nuno Cunha, ILO Bangkok
Jasmina Papa, ILO Moscow
Luca Pellerano, ILO Beirut

Moderators:
Christina Behrendt, ILO
Quynh Anh Nguyen, ILO


>> Q&A - Questions submission (SLIDO)

>> Written thematic Discussion forum

This clinic was hosted by the ILO and WIEGO. It is co-organised by SPACE – Social Protection Approaches to COVID-19: Expert advice, funded by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and German Development Cooperation (GDC).


Clinics
avatar for Clinic 7 - Linking - and transitioning between - non-contributory and contributory  SP for informal workers and beyond

Clinic 7 - Linking - and transitioning between - non-contributory and contributory SP for informal workers and beyond

This thematic clinic will provide an opportunity to discuss issues around the centrality of links between non-contributory (social assistance) and contributory (social insurance) elements of social protection systems, including on:facilitating transitions between different schemes,designing... Read More →


Tuesday October 6, 2020 5:00am - 6:00am GMT-03
TBA

5:00am GMT-03

Virtual Booth Talks 7 - Asian Development Bank
The Virtual Booths were a space for member organisations and socialprotection.org’s Online Communities to showcase dedicated results of their work (for example, a product or service they are offering) related to social protection responses to COVID-19 and beyond.

This session was an opportunity for the audience to engage in informal discussions with the experts behind the work showcased in this booth.

Speakers
avatar for Michiel van der Auwera

Michiel van der Auwera

Social Protection Specialist, Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Virtual Expo
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Asian Development Bank

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) envisions a prosperous, inclusive, resilient, and sustainable Asia and the Pacific, while sustaining its efforts to eradicate extreme poverty in the region. ADB assists its members, and partners, by providing loans, technical assistance, grants, and... Read More →


Tuesday October 6, 2020 5:00am - 6:00am GMT-03
TBA
  Virtual Booth

5:00am GMT-03

RT 5 - Overcoming the Food Security and Nutrition Roadblocks in Social Protection Responses to COVID-19
Session recordings available here.

The proposed session brought together recognised experts in the social policy and development fields. The session focused on the obstacles social protection programmes and national systems face, in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, to effectively respond to increased levels of vulnerability to hunger and malnutrition which perpetuate the vicious circle of poverty endured by millions.

Following the panel discussion, the floor was given to expert discussants representing government practitioners and policymakers at the frontline of social protection responses to COVID-19. They endorsed and practically grounded some of the key messages conveyed by panellists and pose questions to help delineate the way forward in their countries and regions.

Resources:
Video


Moderators
avatar for Lola Castro

Lola Castro

Regional Director for Southern Africa and Indian Ocean States, WFP
Lola Castro has spent her professional career working in the international humanitarian development field. She joined the United Nations World Food Programme in 1994, and has accrued a lifetime of achievements before assuming the position of Regional Director for Southern Africa and... Read More →
avatar for Sarah Laughton

Sarah Laughton

Chief of Social Protection, WFP
Sarah Laughton is the chief of the Social Protection Unit at WFP’s Headquarters in Rome, overseeing the Organisation’s portfolio in this area of work, providing strategic guidance and support to regional bureau and country offices around the globe.  Sarah holds a MSc in Development... Read More →
avatar for Juan Gonzalo Jaramillo Mejia

Juan Gonzalo Jaramillo Mejia

Social Protection Programme Policy Officer, WFP
Juan Gonzalo Jaramillo Mejia is a Social Protection Programme Policy Officer at the United Nations’ World Food Programme currently leading the organisation’s global learning and knowledge management in social protection. A Political Scientist and International Relations professional... Read More →
avatar for Kathryn Ogden

Kathryn Ogden

Senior Programme Policy Officer, WFP
avatar for Christopher Turton

Christopher Turton

Social Protection Programme Policy Officer, WFP
Christopher Turton has been working in the humanitarian and development sector for over a decade. He originally began working for the World Wildlife Fund to help address the illegal international wildlife trade, before moving to UNDP to support programmes that bring sustainable energy... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Michael Samson

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 →
avatar for Stephen Devereux

Stephen Devereux

Mercator Fellow, University of Bremen
Stephen Devereux is a development economist who works on food security and social protection, mainly in east and southern Africa. He has been a Research Fellow at the UK Institute of Development Studies since 1996, where he is Co-Director of the Centre for Social Protection. He holds... Read More →
avatar for Sania Nishtar

Sania Nishtar

Special Assistant of the Prime Minister, Pakistan
Dr. Sania Nishtar is Special Assistant of Pakistan’s Prime Minister and Federal Minister, Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety Ministry, Government of Pakistan. She is the founder of Ehsaas, the Government’s flagship social protection program, and leads its implementation... Read More →
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His Majesty King Letsie III

Kingdom of Lesotho
His Majesty is a constitutional monarch and serves as the Head of State of the Kingdom of Lesotho. Apart from performing representational duties, His Majesty is a symbol of national unity and stability. From 1980 to 1984 he pursued his University education at the National University... Read More →
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Ergogie Tesfaye

Minister of Labour and Social Affairs -, Ethiopia
Dr. Ergogie Tesfaye’s career path has led her to various experiences, and she continued her education while connecting with her community through work. From lecturing English at St. Mary University to serving part time at ECA on projects through the department of agriculture and... Read More →
avatar for Richard Mkandawire

Richard Mkandawire

Chairperson, National Planning Commission of Malawi
Prof. Richard Mkandawire is a Socio-economist and a Rural Development expert and the Chairperson of the National Planning Commission of Malawi. Prior to this postion, Prof. Mkandawire was Senior Advisor to the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), where he was the principal... Read More →
avatar for Gerda Verburg

Gerda Verburg

UN Assistant Secretary-General and SUN Movement Coordinator
Since August 2016, Gerda Verburg (The Netherlands) has served as UN Assistant Secretary-General and Coordinator of the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement, working with the 61 country governments that lead the SUN Movement, united with UN agencies, civil society, business and donors... Read More →
avatar for Lawrence Haddad

Lawrence Haddad

Executive Director, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)
Dr. Lawrence Haddad became GAIN’s Executive Director in October 2016. Prior to joining, he was the founding co-chair and lead author of the Global Nutrition Report (GNR). From 2004-2014 Lawrence was the Director of the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), the world’s leading... Read More →
avatar for Boitshepo “Bibi” Giyose

Boitshepo “Bibi” Giyose

Senior Nutrition Officer for Policy and Programmes and Special Advisor to the CEO, African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD) and FAO
Boitshepo Bibi Giyose is a Senior Nutrition Officer for Policy and Programmes in the Nutrition and Food Systems Division at FAO, but currently on secondment to the African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD) as special advisor to the CEO since January 2018. Her work focuses on integrating... Read More →
avatar for Purnima Menon

Purnima Menon

Senior Research Fellow, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
Purnima Menon is a senior research fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute. She is the theme leader for South Asia Nutrition Programs in IFPRI’s Poverty, Health, and Nutrition Division. Dr. Menon directs POSHAN (Partnerships and Opportunities to Strengthen and... Read More →
avatar for Deborah Ash

Deborah Ash

Senior Technical Advisor, South Asia, Alive & Thrive Project, FHI Solutions
Deborah Ash has 20 years of professional human development, capacity building, policy and research experience, including designing, managing and implementing large-scale global projects. As an experienced Project Manager, Chief of Party, and Deputy Chief of Party, she has a proven... Read More →
avatar for John Hoddinott

John Hoddinott

H.E. Babcock Professor of Food and Nutrition Economics and Policy, Cornell University
John Hoddinott is the H.E. Babcock Professor of Food and Nutrition Economics and Policy, Cornell University and a Non-Resident Senior Fellow, International Food Policy Research Institute. Previously, he was a Deputy Division Director at the International Food Policy Research Institute... Read More →
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Olivier de Schutter

United Nations Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights and Formerly on the Right to Food and Co-chair, International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems
Mr. De Schutter, a professor at UCLouvain and SciencesPo, is since 2020 the UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights. An expert on social and economic rights and on economic globalization and human rights, Mr. De Schutter was appointed the United Nations Special Rapporteur... Read More →
avatar for Saskia de Pee

Saskia de Pee

Senior Technical Advisor for Nutrition & Chief of Systems Analysis for Nutrition, WFP
Saskia de Pee is Senior Technical Advisor for Nutrition at the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) where she leads the Systems Analysis for Nutrition team and is Adjunct Associate Professor at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, Boston and... Read More →
avatar for Daniel Gilligan

Daniel Gilligan

Deputy Director of Poverty, Health, and Nutrition Division, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
Dan Gilligan is Deputy Division Director in IFPRI’s Poverty, Health and Nutrition Division. His research addresses the economics of household investments in childhood nutrition and education in developing countries, as well as the impact and cost-effectiveness of social protection... Read More →
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Aullo Gelli

Senior Research Fellow, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
Aulo works as a senior research fellow in the Poverty, Health and Nutrition Division of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). His main interests and experience intersect food policy and nutrition, with a particular focus on evaluating the impact of child health... Read More →


Tuesday October 6, 2020 5:00am - 7:00am GMT-03
TBA

6:00am GMT-03

RT 6 -Different perspectives of the role of the ‘political economy’ in building back better social protection systems for the furthest behind in Covid-19 Times.
Session recordings available here.

This Round Table examined the role the political economy plays in ‘Building Back Better’ social protection systems for those who are furthest behind in Covid-19 times.


Moderators
avatar for Michelle Winthrop

Michelle Winthrop

Policy Director, Development Cooperation and Africa Division in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Michelle Winthrop is Policy Director in the Development Cooperation and Africa Division in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. She was previously the Climate and Resilience Policy Lead.  Prior to joining the Irish Government, Michelle was Director of Programmes for Farm... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Michael Samson

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 →
avatar for Stephen Devereux

Stephen Devereux

Mercator Fellow, University of Bremen
Stephen Devereux is a development economist who works on food security and social protection, mainly in east and southern Africa. He has been a Research Fellow at the UK Institute of Development Studies since 1996, where he is Co-Director of the Centre for Social Protection. He holds... Read More →
avatar for Sintayehu Demissie Admasu

Sintayehu Demissie Admasu

Food Security Coordination Directorate Director, Ministry of Agriculture - Ethiopia
Mrs. Sintayehu Demissie have a qualification of BSc in Agricultural Resources Economics and Management and MA in Rural Livelihood and Development from Addis Ababa University. She has also diploma in General Agriculture from Hawassa University and professional certificate... Read More →
avatar for Patricia Conboy

Patricia Conboy

Director of Global Ageing, Advocacy and Campaigns, HelpAge International
Looking forward to participating in roundtable convened by Irish Aid on Building back better social protection systems for the furthest behind in COVID-19 times


Tuesday October 6, 2020 6:00am - 7:00am GMT-03
TBA
  Thematic Round-tables

6:00am GMT-03

Virtual Booth Talks 8 - The Social Protection Approaches to COVID-19: Expert Advice Helpline
The Virtual Booths were a space for member organisations and socialprotection.org’s Online Communities to showcase dedicated results of their work (for example, a product or service they are offering) related to social protection responses to COVID-19 and beyond.

This session was an opportunity for the audience to engage in informal discussions with the experts behind the work showcased in this booth.

Virtual Expo
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The Social Protection Approaches to COVID-19: Expert Advice Helpline

National governments are at the centre of delivering social protection responses to COVID-19. The Social Protection Approaches to COVID-19: Expert Advice Helpline (SPACE) provides governments and their implementing partners with support in thinking through how to maintain or adapt... Read More →


Tuesday October 6, 2020 6:00am - 7:00am GMT-03
TBA
  Virtual Booth
  • Recording available No
  • Organisers SPACE

7:00am GMT-03

RT 7 - Opportunities for strengthening the links between HCT and SP: Learning from COVID-19 responses
Session recordings available here.

The panel aimed to discuss the opportunities that have existed for humanitarian cash actors to ensure that the most vulnerable, who were not covered by existing government-led social protection schemes, were included either in humanitarian cash interventions or in expanded SP systems; practically, how this expansion has been done successfully (bringing in-country examples) and/or how could it be done (the concrete steps required to ensure increased and inclusive coverage).


Moderators
avatar for Karin Seyfert

Karin Seyfert

Senior Consultant, OPM
Karin Seyfert has 10 years experience working on humanitarian cash transfers and Shock Responsive Social Protection. Her work centers on the nexus between development and humanitarian support. In particular, on how humanitarian cash programmes can be designed to work with national... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Ruta Nimkar

Ruta Nimkar

Meraki Labs
Ruta Nimkar is the co-founder of Meraki Labs, a company focused on identifying and implementing initiatives for displaced people in close collaboration with the humanitarian sector. She is currently working for CaLP on research to support improved cash response to COVID-19 in Yemen... Read More →
avatar for Mays Albaddawi

Mays Albaddawi

UNICEF
Mays Albaddawi has over 10 years working experience in Social Protection and migration. In UNICEF for the past 5 years she built and managed the first cooperation agreement between the National Aid Fund (Jordan’s Social Protection institution) while also supporting the implementation... Read More →
avatar for Aneel Memon

Aneel Memon

Head of Food Security & Livelihoods Department, Action Against Hunger
Aneel Memon is the Head of Food Security & Livelihoods Department for the Action Against Hunger in Nigeria. He has been working humanitarian sector since 10 years in the field of Livelihoods including cash transfer programming, technical assistance, food security, social protection, programme management... Read More →
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Aimee Santos

National Program Officer for Gender & GBV Unit, UNFPA
Aimee Santos is the National Program Officer for Gender & GBV Unit of UNFPA Philippines. She is a long-time advocate, community organizer and public health practitioner addressing gender justice issues, specifically issues of reproductive health and rights and gender-based violence... Read More →


Tuesday October 6, 2020 7:00am - 8:00am GMT-03
TBA

7:00am GMT-03

Virtual Booth Talks 9 - How do national social protection strategies and programmes integrate gender considerations? Evidence from low- and middle-income countries
Session recordings available here.

The Virtual Booths were a space for member organisations and socialprotection.org’s Online Communities to showcase dedicated results of their work (for example, a product or service they are offering) related to social protection responses to COVID-19 and beyond.

This session was an opportunity for the audience to engage in informal discussions with the experts behind the work showcased in this booth.

Speakers
avatar for Elena Camilletti

Elena Camilletti

Research Officer, UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti
avatar for Silke Staab

Silke Staab

Research Specialist, UN Women
avatar for Constanza Tabbush

Constanza Tabbush

Research Specialist, UN Women

Virtual Expo
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How do national social protection strategies and programmes integrate gender considerations? Evidence from low- and midd

This draft Research Brief, jointly produced by UN Women and UNICEF Office of Research, discusses the findings of the research undertaken to map and assess 50 national social protection strategies and 40 social programmes from a gender perspective. In how far have gender considerations... Read More →


Tuesday October 6, 2020 7:00am - 8:00am GMT-03
TBA

8:00am GMT-03

Clinic 5B - Linking social protection, employment and economic inclusion in times of COVID-19 and beyond
Session recordings available here.

This thematic clinic provided an opportunity to ask - and answer - questions on the topic of linking social protection responses to employment and economic inclusion initiatives, in the short and medium/long term. How have other countries been doing this? What does the evidence show?

'Clinic' sessions were an opportunity for participants to ask practical, technical questions on various topics that have been very relevant to the COVID social protection response. These were either answered 'live' or via a subsequent written discussion forum. The sessions were staffed and moderated by designated 'resource people' on that topic, but answers were provided by peers as well.

Designated resource people (allocated across Clinic A and B):
- Marlowe Popes, BRAC
- Julie Kedroske, BRAC
- Thierry Fiquet, Socieux+
- Miguel Peromingo, Socieux+
- Anna McCord, ODI
- Carolina de Miranda, Fundación Capital
- Rodolfo Beazley, SPACE
- Laura Alfers, WIEGO and SPACE
- Renata Nowak, UNDP
- Sameer Khatiwada, ADB
- Frederique Leprince, National Family Benefit Fund (Caisse Nationale d’Allocations Familiales - CNAF)

Moderator:

- Aude de Montesquiou, PEI


>> Q&A - Questions submission (SLIDO)

>> Written thematic Discussion Forum

This clinic was hosted by the Social Protection for Employment Community (SPEC) and Partnership for Economic Inclusion (PEI), and co-organised by SPACE – Social Protection Approaches to COVID-19: Expert advice, funded by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and German Development Cooperation (GDC).


Tuesday October 6, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am GMT-03
TBA

8:00am GMT-03

RT 8 - Migrant-responsive social protection: Lessons from Covid-19
Session recordings available here.

The COVID-19 crisis has demonstrated the importance of consistent, sufficient and inclusive public investment in social protection systems. The emerging pattern of COVID-19 responses in the past month has shown that government-initiated responses mainly target citizens and the formal economy, with minimal or no indication of policy responses targeting migrants and the informal sector.

Resultantly, migrants have had to rely on their informal resources in the face of vulnerabilities brought about by COVID-19 lockdown measures. Furthermore, the pandemic is not selective of who gets infected. Therefore, policy responses should be inclusive of migrants such as cross-border traders, labour migrants, refugees, undocumented migrant workers, etc., who face the same health threats as host populations.

While the specific type of support to migrants depends on location, legal status, and type of migration, most migrants do need access to safety nets in the form of cash or in-kind assistance. Ensuring that migrants are included in policy responses means reducing the risk of transmission for the entire population while sustaining a source of labour that will be critical for economic recovery from the effects of COVID-19.

The Southern African Social Protection Experts Network (SASPEN) brought together a roundtable of experts from the IOM, UNICEF and WFP, as well as experts associated with SASPEN, to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on migrants and social protection responses and consider lessons moving forward in Southern Africa, the Middle East and North Africa, as well as the Latin American and Caribbean regions.


Moderators
avatar for Evance Kalula

Evance Kalula

Emeritus Professor of Law, University of Cape Town (UCT)
Evance Rabban Kalula is Chairperson of the International Labour Organization (ILO) Committee on Freedom of Association (CFA). He is also Emeritus Professor of Law at the University of Cape Town (UCT), as well as Honorary Professor at the University of Rwanda, fellow of the Stellenbosch... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Giulia Baldi

Giulia Baldi

Regional Social Protection Advisor, WFP
Giulia Baldi is an Italian national, with fifteen years of experience in programme and policy-related work on nutrition, health, social protection and food security with the United Nations, i.e. WFP and UNICEF, in various humanitarian and development contexts.  Prior to her current... Read More →
avatar for Marius Olivier

Marius Olivier

Director, International Institute for Social Law and Policy (IISLP)
Professor Marius Olivier holds the BA (Law), LLB and LLD degrees, occupies honorary/adjunct/extraordinary professorial positions at different universities in Australia and South Africa, and is the Director of the International Institute for Social Law and Policy (IISLP). He specialises... Read More →
avatar for Gift Dafuleya

Gift Dafuleya

Researcher, Center for Social Development in Africa, University of Johannesburg
Gift Dafuleya is a development economist with more than a decade of experience in community-based and state-run social protection, including two years researching social assistance in Africa. He is a lecturer at the University of Venda and a research associate at the Center for Social... Read More →
avatar for Jason Theede

Jason Theede

Senior Specialist, IOM
Mr. Jason Theede is a Senior Specialist with IOM’s Regional Office for Southern Africa in Pretoria, South Africa. He acts as a principle regional advisor for IOM Country Offices, Government Ministries, and Regional Economic Communities such as SADC, COMESA and the IOC in the areas... Read More →
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Teona Aslanishvili

Child Protection Specialist, UNICEF
Teona Aslanishvili has been the children on the move focal point at the UNICEF Middle East and North Africa Regional Office since January 2019. Teona currently focuses on children in mixed movement situations in the MENA region, leading UNICEF’s regional work on establishing route-based... Read More →


Tuesday October 6, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am GMT-03
TBA
  Thematic Round-tables

8:00am GMT-03

Virtual Booth Talks 10 - Scaling Up Graduation and Driving Systems Change for the Poorest
The Virtual Booths were a space for member organisations and socialprotection.org’s Online Communities to showcase dedicated results of their work (for example, a product or service they are offering) related to social protection responses to COVID-19 and beyond.

This session was an opportunity for the audience to engage in informal discussions with the experts behind the work showcased in this booth.

Speakers
avatar for Nazia Moqueet

Nazia Moqueet

Senior Technical Advisor, BRAC UPGI

Virtual Expo
avatar for Scaling Up Graduation and Driving Systems Change for the Poorest

Scaling Up Graduation and Driving Systems Change for the Poorest

BRAC’s Graduation approach is designed to meet the complex needs of those living in extreme poverty. Graduation is a multifaceted set of interventions based on a deep understanding of the challenges faced by those living at this severe level of extreme poverty. Through training... Read More →


Tuesday October 6, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am GMT-03
TBA

9:00am GMT-03

Clinic 4B - Preparing our social protection sector for future shocks in times of COVID-19 and beyond, working alongside the humanitarian sector
Session recordings available here.

This thematic clinic provided an opportunity to ask - and answer - questions on the subject of "preparing" the social protection sector for future shocks, especially in countries with nascent or non-existent social protection systems.

'Clinic' sessions were an opportunity for participants to ask practical, technical questions on various topics that have been very relevant to the COVID social protection response. These were either answered 'live' or via a subsequent written discussion forum. The sessions were staffed and moderated by designated 'resource people' on that topic, but answers were provided by peers as well.

Moderator: Zehra Fatima Rizvi, UNICEF

Designated resource people: Several specialists from TRANSFORM, SPACE, the Socialprotection.org Online Community on Social Protection in Crisis Contexts and the Grand Bargain Cash Sub Group on Liking SP and HCTs were on hand during the clinic; the ‘experts’ to answer questions are the participants.

>> Q&A - Questions submission 
(SLIDO)

>> Written thematic Discussion forum

This clinic was co-hosted by Transform, the Social Protection in Crisis Contexts Online Community, and the Grand Bargain Cash Sub Group on Liking SP and HCTs. It was co-organised by SPACE – Social Protection Approaches to COVID-19: Expert advice, funded by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and German Development Cooperation (GDC).



Tuesday October 6, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am GMT-03
TBA

9:00am GMT-03

RT 9 - Gender-responsive social protection in times of Covid-19
Session recordings available here.


Covid-19 has not been gender-neutral. While men have suffered higher mortality rates, women and girls are disproportionately affected by the socioeconomic impacts: taking on the majority of unpaid care work like childcare, schools and other services have been shut or scaled back, being overrepresented in the most vulnerable sections of the informal economy, and facing a shadow pandemic of rising rates of gender-based violence.

Despite this, social protection responses to COVID have rarely considered gender in their design and implementation. This session explored why this has been the case – why have we not done more to respond to women and girls’ specific needs, what do we need to do to ensure a gender-responsive recovery, and how can we ensure a better response to the next crisis. The session looked to the future to discuss how we can build back stronger with more gender-responsive social protection systems.


Moderators
avatar for Caren Grown

Caren Grown

Global Director Gender, World Bank

Speakers
avatar for Renana Jhabwala

Renana Jhabwala

President, SEWA Bharat
Renana Jhabvala is an Indian social worker, who has been active for decades in organising women in the informal economy into trade unions, co-operatives, and financial institutions in India, and has been extensively involved in policy issues relating to poor women and the informal... Read More →
avatar for Margaret Grosh

Margaret Grosh

Senior Adviser, Social Protection and Jobs, World Bank
Margaret Grosh is the Lead Economist for Human Development in the Latin American and Caribbean Region and co- leader for the Safety Nets Global Expert Team. Margaret was team leader and co-author of (Grosh, del Ninno, Tesliuc and Ouerghi) For Protection and Promotion: The Design and... Read More →
avatar for Juliana Martínez Franzoni

Juliana Martínez Franzoni

Professor, University of Costa Rica
Juliana is interested in conducting research as rigorous and socially relevant as possible. Her main area of research is the formation and architecture of social policies, including care policies. She has been a Fulbright scholar and a visiting fellow at the Kellogg Institute for... Read More →


Tuesday October 6, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am GMT-03
TBA

9:00am GMT-03

Virtual Booth Talks 11 - Development Pathways’ Booth
The Virtual Booths were a space for member organisations and socialprotection.org’s Online Communities to showcase dedicated results of their work (for example, a product or service they are offering) related to social protection responses to COVID-19 and beyond.

This session was an opportunity for the audience to engage in informal discussions with the experts behind the work showcased in this booth.

Speakers
avatar for Anh Tran

Anh Tran

Social Policy Specialist
avatar for Baindu Kallon

Baindu Kallon

Business Development Consultant

Virtual Expo
avatar for Development Pathways’ Booth

Development Pathways’ Booth

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the lives of people around the world. Whilst the impact is global, it will not affect everyone equally. The COVID-19 crisis has shown us the importance of stringent and universal social protection programmes to assist and protect people from falling... Read More →


Tuesday October 6, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am GMT-03
TBA
  Virtual Booth

10:00am GMT-03

Clinic 6B - (Digital) solutions for social protection responses to COVID-19: outreach, registration and enrolment
Session recordings available here.

This thematic clinic provided an opportunity to ask - and answer - questions on the approaches adopted to register and enrol new caseloads during the COVID-19 response, and lessons learned for the future.

'Clinic' sessions were an opportunity for participants to ask practical, technical questions on various topics that have been very relevant to the COVID social protection response. These were either answered 'live' or via a subsequent written discussion forum. The sessions were staffed and moderated by designated 'resource people' on that topic, but answers were provided by peers as well.

Designated resource people (allocated over Clinic A and B, while also engaging on the Discussion Forum):
Ralf Radermacher, GIZ
Rachel Strohm, IPA
Rodrigo Ortiz D’avila Assumpcao, ILO
Veronika Wodsak, ILO
Raul Julian Ruggia Frick, ISSA
Tania Nino, WFP
Emrys Schoemaker, Caribou Digital and SPACE
John Blomquist, WB
Alan Gelb, CGDEV
Phillippe George Leite, WB
Ines Rodriguez Caillava, WB

Moderator for Clinic B:

Rodolfo Beazley, SPACE

>> Q&A - Questions submission (SLIDO)

>> Written thematic Discussion forum

This clinic was hosted by the Digital Social Protection Working Group SPIAC-B and was co-organised by SPACE – Social Protection Approaches to COVID-19: Expert advice, funded by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and German Development Cooperation (GDC).


Tuesday October 6, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am GMT-03
TBA

10:00am GMT-03

Virtual Booth Talks 12 - Linking humanitarian CVA with social protection
The Virtual Booths were a space for member organisations and socialprotection.org’s Online Communities to showcase dedicated results of their work (for example, a product or service they are offering) related to social protection responses to COVID-19 and beyond.

This session was an opportunity for the audience to engage in informal discussions with the experts behind the work showcased in this booth.

Virtual Expo
avatar for Linking humanitarian CVA with social protection

Linking humanitarian CVA with social protection

The Cash Learning Partnership (CaLP) is a global network of humanitarian actors engaged in policy, practice and research in cash and voucher assistance (CVA).CaLP has been engaged in knowledge management, research and capacity building on linkages between the Social Protection and... Read More →


Tuesday October 6, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am GMT-03
TBA

10:00am GMT-03

RT 10 - Universal child benefits: Pathways to universality
Session recording available here
Session recording available in Spanish here


Children are twice as likely to live in poverty as adults, yet they receive less social protection coverage – for example, 2 out of 3 children have no access to child or family benefits. The impacts can be devastating, with lifelong impacts on learning outcomes, growth and health.

Evidence suggests expanding coverage of child benefits is not only right for children but by addressing child poverty can contribute towards economic growth and overall well-being of societies. In the context of COVID, response and recover questions around the practicalities of universal child benefits are ever more pressing.

Building on both country experience and cross country analysis, this round table looked in detail at the pathways that countries can take to increase social protection coverage for children and families towards universality.


Moderators
avatar for David Stewart

David Stewart

Chief, Child Poverty and Social Protection, UNICEF
David Stewart is Chief, Child Poverty and Social Protection in UNICEF, HQ. David began his career at the Global Human Development Report of UNDP where he spent 6 years working on the Human Development Reports and indices and researched, wrote and presented Human Development Reports... Read More →

Speakers
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Francesca Bastagli

Director, Equity and Social Policy and Principal Research Fellow, Overseas Development Institute (ODI)
Francesca Bastagli is Director of Programme, Equity and Social Policy, and Principal Research Fellow at ODI. She specialises in public policy research and advisory work on the design, implementation and evaluation of social policy, with a focus on social protection policies and their... Read More →
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Stephen Kidd

Senior Social Policy Specialist, Development Pathways
Dr Stephen Kidd is a Senior Social Policy Specialist and CEO at Development Pathways and has more than 30 years’ experience working on social security and social development in over 25 countries across Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean and the Pacific. He was... Read More →
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Daniel Arroyo

Minister of Social Development, Argentina
Daniel Arroyo is the Minister of Social Development in Argentina. He holds a BA in Political Science at University of Buenos Aires and pos-graduate studies in Public Policies Management and Control at the Latin American School of Social Sciences (FLACSO). He was previously a... Read More →
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Yuba Raj Khatiwada

Special Economic Advisor to the Prime Minister and former Minister of Finance, Nepal
Yuba Raj Khatiwada is a Nepali politician and the former Minister for Finance and Minister for Information and Communications. He is presently the special economic advisor of the Prime minister of Nepal, with minister-level authority. He was a nominated member of Nepal Assembly. He... Read More →
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Olli Kangas

Director of Equal Society Research Programme, Academy of Finland, Professor at the Department of Social Research, University of Turku
Olli Kangas is Director of Equal Society research programme at the Academy of Finland and Professor at  the Department of Social Research, University of Turku. Previously he has been the Director of  Governmental Relations at the Social Insurance Institution of Finland (Kela... Read More →


Tuesday October 6, 2020 10:00am - 11:30am GMT-03
TBA
  Thematic Round-tables

11:00am GMT-03

Clinic 2B - Gender and disability-responsive social protection in times of COVID-19 and beyond
Session recordings available here.

This thematic clinic provided an opportunity to ask - and answer - questions on how to ensure gender and disability are fully integrated into COVID-19 response and beyond, how policy and programme design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation can be better tailored to meet differential needs of women, men, girls and boys, persons with disabilities and other vulnerable or excluded groups, and how social protection response to COVID can be an opportunity to deliver transformational gender and disability outcomes.

'Clinic' sessions were an opportunity for participants to ask practical, technical questions on various topics that have been very relevant to the COVID social protection response. These were either answered 'live' or via a subsequent written discussion forum. The sessions were staffed and moderated by designated 'resource people' on that topic, but answers were provided by peers as well.

Designated 'resource people':
  • Meenakshi Balasubramanian, Founder of Equals-CPSJ (DPO) and research associate Centre for Inclusive Policy 
  • Alexandre Cote, Co-founder of the Centre for Inclusive Policy
  • Amber Peterman, Associate Research Professor in Public Policy at the University of North Carolina, SPACE expert
  • Elayn Sammon, International Development Consultant with a focus on social policy and social protection systems with a focus on women, children and disability inclusion, SPACE expert
  • Lara Quarterman, Gender and protection expert with particular experience in Gender Based Violence in emergencies, trafficking and prevention of sexual violence. SPACE expert.
  • Rebecca Holmes, Independent consultant providing policy-relevant research on social protection, with a focus on gender equality, empowerment and social inclusion, SPACE expert

Moderator: 
Clare McCrum, Social Protection Team, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), United Kingdom

>> Q&A questions submission (SLIDO)
>> written thematic Discussion Forum

This clinic was hosted by the SPIAC-B Gender Working Group, in partnership with UNPRPD/ILO/UNICEF, and co-chaired by SPACE – Social Protection Approaches to COVID-19: Expert advice. SPACE is funded by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and German Development Cooperation (GDC).


Clinics
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Clinic 2 - Gender and disability-sensitive social protection in times of COVID-19 and beyond

This thematic clinic will provide an opportunity to ask - and answer - questions about how to ensure that gender and disability are fully integrated into the response to COVID-19 and beyond; how the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of policies and programmes can be... Read More →


Tuesday October 6, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm GMT-03
TBA

11:00am GMT-03

RT 11 - Transitioning out of emergency transfers: what's next for UBI?
Session recordings available here.
Session recordings in Spanish here.

The round table sought to explore the social protection responses to COVID 19 with a focus on how basic income (BI) can help transition out of emergency cash transfers or temporary measures to palliate the effects of a crisis. Panelists explored the challenges of implementing BI and devise ways of addressing them, including the tradeoffs and the political economy of BI as well as its gender implications. The panel also included a reflection on Iran and Colombia’s experiences with BI including their challenges and lessons learned. Finally, it explored how people use cash received as social assistance and how it can enhance their livelihoods and contribute to tackle poverty and inequality.


Moderators
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Mansour Ndiaye

Head, Inclusive Growth, UNDP
Mansour Ndiaye is UNDP’s head of Inclusive Growth and has over 24 years of experience in economic and social policy making. He joined UNDP in 2010, as Economic Advisor in Niger. He led the development of the MDG Acceleration Framework in Niger and played a key role in the 2012-2015... Read More →

Speakers
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Ugo Gentilini

Senior Economist, World Bank
Ugo Gentilini serves as Global Lead for Social Assistance at the World Bank’s Social Protection and Jobs Global Practice. Over the past 20 years, he engaged extensively on the empirics and analytics of social protection while providing technical and operational support to countries... Read More →
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George Gray Molina

Head of Strategic Policy Engagement and Chief Economist, UNDP
George Gray Molina is Head of Strategic Policy Engagement and Chief Economist at UNDP’s global policy bureau. He is a former Chief Economist for UNDP’s Latin American and the Caribbean bureau, and a former Chief Economist at the Ministry of the Presidency (UDAPE) in his home... Read More →
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Laura Pabon

Director, Social Development Directorate of the National Planning Department - Colombia
Economist with an MA in Economics from the Universidad de los Andes and a, MA in Public Policy from the University of Chicago. She worked for more than 8 years as a specialist in Social Protection at the World Bank on labour market, poverty and social protection and gender... Read More →
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Louise Haagh

Professor of Politics, University of York
Dr. Louise Haagh is Professor of Politics at the University of York, Chair Emeritus of the Basic Income Earth Network, Patron of the Citizens' Income Trust of the UK, and an expert under the SAGE group set down to provide input into the European Health Equity Status Report... Read More →
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H.E. Ahmad Meidari

Deputy Minister of Social Welfare, Ministry of Cooperative, Labour and Social Welfare - Iran
Ahmad Meidari, born in 1963 in Abadan, is an Iranian economist and Deputy Minister of Social Welfare at the Ministry of Cooperative, Labour and Social Welfare. He was the former member of the sixth Parliament(Majlis) of the I.R.Iran and the the former member of the Economic... Read More →


Tuesday October 6, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm GMT-03
TBA
  Thematic Round-tables
  • Recording available Yes
  • Simultaneous translation Spanish
  • Organisers UNDP

11:00am GMT-03

Virtual Booth Talks 13 - Global Community of practice on Social protection in crisis contexts
The Virtual Booths were a space for member organisations and socialprotection.org’s Online Communities to showcase dedicated results of their work (for example, a product or service they are offering) related to social protection responses to COVID-19 and beyond.

This session was an opportunity for the audience to engage in informal discussions with the experts behind the work showcased in this booth.

Virtual Expo
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Global Community of practice on Social protection in crisis contexts

The online community on Social Protection in Crisis Contexts hosted by socialprotection.org offers a unique space for people with diverse backgrounds to exchange documents, insights and news in order to collectively and progressively learn how to expand social protection to often... Read More →


Tuesday October 6, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm GMT-03
TBA

12:00pm GMT-03

Clinic 1B - Financing social protection for future shocks
Session recordings available here.

This thematic clinic provided an opportunity to ask - and answer - questions on how to think through options for financing social protection expansions in light of future shocks.

'Clinic' sessions were an opportunity for participants to ask practical, technical questions on various topics that have been very relevant to the COVID social protection response. These were either answered 'live' or via a subsequent written discussion forum. The sessions were staffed and moderated by designated 'resource people' on that topic, but answers were provided by peers as well.

Resource People:
Felix Lung- Consultant Centre for Disaster Protection
Barry Maher, Financial Sector Specialist (World Bank)
Daniel Longhurst, SPACE
Karin Seyfert – Senior Consultant SPP, Poverty & Social Protection, OPM
Sophie Evans, Centre for Disaster Protection

Moderator:
Edward Archibald, SPACE

>> Q&A - Questions submission (Slido) 
>> Written Discussion Forum (live for 24 hours, do join and engage at any time!)

This clinic was hosted by the Centre for Disaster Protection and co-chaired by SPACE – Social Protection Approaches to COVID-19: Expert advice. SPACE is funded by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and German Development Cooperation (GDC).



Clinics
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Clinic 1 - Social protection financing for future crises

This thematic clinic will provide an opportunity to ask - and answer - questions on how to think through options for financing social protection expansions in light of future shocks.'Clinic' sessions are an opportunity for participants to ask practical, technical questions on various... Read More →


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

12:00pm GMT-03

RT 12 - Economic Inclusion for the Poorest in times of COVID: The potential to Scale through Social Protection Systems
Session recordings available here.

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.

Moderators
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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 →

Speakers
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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
TBA
  Thematic Round-tables

12:00pm GMT-03

Virtual Booth Talks 14 - UNICEF LAC
The Virtual Booths were a space for member organisations and socialprotection.org’s Online Communities to showcase dedicated results of their work (for example, a product or service they are offering) related to social protection responses to COVID-19 and beyond.

This session was an opportunity for the audience to engage in informal discussions with the experts behind the work showcased in this booth.

Virtual Expo
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UNICEF LAC

At UNICEF we are convinced that it is possible for all children and adolescents to have an equal opportunity in life to develop their full potential. With a presence in 36 countries and territories in the Latin America and the Caribbean region, we work with governments, communities... Read More →


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

1:00pm GMT-03

Clinic 3B - (Digital) solutions for social protection responses to COVID-19: payments
Session recordings available here.

This thematic clinic provided an opportunity to ask - and answer - questions on the approaches adopted to safely pay new caseloads during the COVID-19 response, and lessons learned for the future.

'Clinic' sessions were an opportunity for participants to ask practical, technical questions on various topics that have been very relevant to the COVID social protection response. These were either answered 'live' or via a subsequent written discussion forum. The sessions were staffed and moderated by designated 'resource people' on that topic, but answers were provided by peers as well.

Designated resource people will include:
William Derban, GSMA and SPACE expert
Rodolfo Beazley, Independent consultant and SPACE expert
Silvia Baur-Yazbeck, CGAP
Kathryn Glynn-Broderick, IPA
John Bomquist, WB
Alan Gelb, CGDEV
Ines Rodriguez Caillava, WB

Moderator:

Rodrigo Ortiz D’avila Assumpcao, ILO

>> Q&A - Questions submission 
(SLIDO)

>> Written thematic Discussion forum

This clinic was hosted by the Digital Social Protection Working Group SPIAC-B and G2PX co-chaired by GSMA and SPACE – Social Protection Approaches to COVID-19: Expert advice. SPACE is funded by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and German Development Cooperation (GDC).


Clinics
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Clinic 3 - (Digital) solutions for social protection responses to COVID-19: payments

This thematic clinic will provide an opportunity to ask - and answer - questions about the approaches adopted to safely pay new caseloads during the response to COVID-19, and lessons learned for the future.The "Clinic" sessions are an opportunity for participants to ask practical... Read More →


Tuesday October 6, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm GMT-03
TBA
  Clinics

1:00pm GMT-03

RT 13 - Bridging the disability inequality gap: Changes needed for an inclusive COVID 19 response and recovery
Session recordings available here.
Session recordings available in Spanish here.
Presentation available here.

Gathering practitioners from Latin America, the Arab region, Sub Saharan Africa and the Pacific, the round table explored current practices in terms of targeting, disability assessment, use of national registries, design of cash transfers, case management, cash plus interventions and engagement with the organization of persons with disabilities.

Additional resources:
Disability Inclusive Social Protection Response to COVID-19 Crisis
Understanding disability extra costs 



Moderators
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Jose Vieira

Chief Executive Officer, World Blind Union

Speakers
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Luca Pellerano

Senior Social Protection Specialist, International Labour Organization (ILO)
Dr. Luca Pellerano is a development economist with comprehensive experience in social protection systems reform. He is currently a senior social protection specialist for the International Labour Organization (ILO) in the Arab States region. Luca was formerly an advisor on social... Read More →
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Veronika Wodsak

Social Protection Policy Specialist, International Labour Organization (ILO)
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Phoebe A Nyagudi

Deputy Director for Social Development, Ministry of Labour and Social Protection - Kenya
Mrs Phoebe A Nyagudi is the Deputy Director for Social Development in charge of the Disability Programme of the Ministry of Labour and  Social Protection of Kenya  Prior to her position in the ministry, she was for several years the Executive Director for National Council... Read More →
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Jefrey Lizardo Ortiz

General Director, SUIBEN (Unique System of Beneficiaries), Dominican Republic
Graduated in Economics, from the Universidad Pontificia Madre y Maestra (PUCMM) in 1987, Jefrey Lizardo Ortiz completed a master's degree in Bioethics at the Technological Institute of Santo Domingo (INTEC). From 2015 to 2020, he has been successively Financial and Administrative... Read More →
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Hala Darwish

Social Policy Officer, UNICEF
Ms Darwish has over 12 years of hands-on experience responding to the humanitarian crisis in Syria within the UNICEF system. Since 2016, she has been responsible for the implementation of Cash Transfer Programmes in Syria.   Ms Darwish holds a Masters Degree in Business... Read More →
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Salote Biukoto

Principal Welfare Officer, Disability Unit, Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation - Fiji
Mrs Salote Biukoto is currently the Acting Executive Director of National Council for Persons with Disabilities and the Principal Welfare Officer of the Disability Unit in the Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation of Fiji.   In recent years, as program manager... Read More →
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Atif Khurshid

Social Protection Specialist, UNICEF
Atif Khurshid is Social Protection Specialist at UNICEF. He has over 10 years’ experience in the UN working in research and policy roles, including chief of social policy in Iraq For Unicef and program specialist for UNDP in Jordan. He holds a MSc in international sustainable... Read More →


Tuesday October 6, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm GMT-03
TBA
  Thematic Round-tables

1:00pm GMT-03

Virtual Booth Talks 15 - TRANSFORM
The Virtual Booths were a space for member organisations and socialprotection.org’s Online Communities to showcase dedicated results of their work (for example, a product or service they are offering) related to social protection responses to COVID-19 and beyond.

This session was an opportunity for the audience to engage in informal discussions with the experts behind the work showcased in this booth.

Speakers
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Marialaura Ena

TRANSFORM Coordinator, ILO

Virtual Expo
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TRANSFORM

TRANSFORM - the Leadership and Transformation Learning Package on Building and Managing Social Protection Floors in Africa - is an innovative approach to strengthening national capacities for the implementation of national Social Protection Floors (SPFs) in Africa at the national... Read More →


Tuesday October 6, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm GMT-03
TBA
  Virtual Booth

2:00pm GMT-03

Clinic 7B - Linking - and transitioning between - non-contributory (social assistance) and contributory (social insurance) social protection for informal workers and beyond
Session recordings available here.

This thematic clinic provided an opportunity to discuss issues around the centrality of links between non-contributory (social assistance) and contributory (social insurance) elements of social protection systems, including on:
  • facilitating transitions between different schemes,
  • designing and implementing contributory schemes that provide for subsidized contributions or exemptions for those with low incomes,
  • measures to promote solidarity and risk-sharing and avoid fragmentation and exclusion,
  • broader policies and strategies that promote the extension of social security coverage to those in the informal economy; and
  • ensuring a gender-responsive and disability-inclusive approach.
'Clinic' sessions were an opportunity for participants to ask practical, technical questions on various topics that have been very relevant to the COVID social protection response. These were either answered 'live' or via a subsequent written discussion forum. The sessions were staffed and moderated by designated 'resource people' on that topic, but answers were provided by peers as well.

Designated resource people (across Clinic A and B, while also engaging on the Discussion Forum):
Laura Alfers, WIEGO and SPACE
Ludovico Carraro, OPM and SPACE
Nuno Cunha, ILO Bangkok
Jasmina Papa, ILO Moscow
Luca Pellerano, ILO Beirut

Moderators:
Christina Behrendt, ILO
Quynh Anh Nguyen, ILO

>> Q&A - Questions submission (SLIDO)

>> Written thematic Discussion forum

This clinic was hosted by the ILO and WIEGO. It is co-organised by SPACE – Social Protection Approaches to COVID-19: Expert advice, funded by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and German Development Cooperation (GDC).


Clinics
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Clinic 7 - Linking - and transitioning between - non-contributory and contributory SP for informal workers and beyond

This thematic clinic will provide an opportunity to discuss issues around the centrality of links between non-contributory (social assistance) and contributory (social insurance) elements of social protection systems, including on:facilitating transitions between different schemes,designing... Read More →


Tuesday October 6, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm GMT-03
TBA

2:00pm GMT-03

RT 14 - Use of data and microsimulations to inform the response and recovery
Session recordings available here.
Session recordings in Spanish available here.


This round table presented analytical work conducted in LAC countries that used microsimulations to estimate increases in child poverty due to the COVID-19 economic crisis, as well as the capacity of national systems to contain those effects through its social protection responses. Panelists presented both the technical process for conducting the analyses and the policy recommendations emanating from them.


Moderators
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Monica Rubio

Asesora Regional de Políticas Sociales, UNICEF

Speakers
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Jairo Núñez Méndez

Investigador Asociado, FEDESAROLLO
Ingeniero Civil de la Pontificia Universidad Javeriana con maestría en Economía y Doctorado en Ciencias Sociales y Humanas de la misma universidad. En su carrera profesional ha ocupado cargos como docente de las más importantes universidades en Bogotá y fue investigador asociado... Read More →
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Pablo Lavado

Coordinador del Área de Políticas Sociales, Desarrollo Humano y Sociedad Civil, CIUP
Profesor del Departamento Académico de Economía de la Universidad del Pacífico e investigador del CIUP, actualmente es coordinador del Área de Políticas Sociales, Desarrollo Humano y Sociedad Civil. Es doctor en Economía y máster en Economía y Finanzas por el Centro de Estudios... Read More →
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Roberto Angulo

Socio Fundador, INCLUSIÓN
Economista con experiencia en diseño y ejecución de política pública. Interesado en temas de desarrollo, reducción de pobreza, desigualdad y movilidad social. Socio fundador de la firma INCLUSIÓN, consultor independiente de Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI... Read More →
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Melten Aran

Director, Development Analytics
Meltem Aran is a human development economist with research focusing on poverty, inequality and the distributional impact of social policies on households and on children in low opportunity settings. She has 18 years of academic and consulting experience working on poverty measurement... Read More →


Tuesday October 6, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm GMT-03
TBA
  Thematic Round-tables

2:00pm GMT-03

Virtual Booth Talks 16 - Socioeconomic impacts of COVID-19 and social protection in Latin America and the Caribbean
The Virtual Booths were a space for member organisations and socialprotection.org’s Online Communities to showcase dedicated results of their work (for example, a product or service they are offering) related to social protection responses to COVID-19 and beyond.

This session was an opportunity for the audience to engage in informal discussions with the experts behind the work showcased in this booth.

Speakers
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Simone Cecchini

Senior Social Affairs Officer, United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)
Simone Cecchini is Senior Social Affairs Officer and Officer in Charge of the Social Development Division of the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), based in Santiago, Chile.  At ECLAC he leads research and advises governments on poverty... Read More →

Virtual Expo
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Socioeconomic impacts of COVID-19 and social protection in Latin America and the Caribbean

The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) provides analyses of the socioeconomic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in the region through its COVID-19 Observatory in Latin America and the Caribbean. It also provides a constant follow up of the social protec... Read More →


Tuesday October 6, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm GMT-03
TBA

3:00pm GMT-03

Virtual Booth Talks 17 - UNICEF MENA SP Responses to COVID
The Virtual Booths were a space for member organisations and socialprotection.org’s Online Communities to showcase dedicated results of their work (for example, a product or service they are offering) related to social protection responses to COVID-19 and beyond.

This session was an opportunity for the audience to engage in informal discussions with the experts behind the work showcased in this booth.

Speakers
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Abdel Rahmen El Lahga

Associate Professor, Institut supérieur de Gestion de Tunis, Tunisia

Virtual Expo
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UNICEF MENA SP Responses to COVID

UNICEF MENA’s social protection responses to COVID have included direct operational support (like in the case of Jordan, Iraq, Egypt), the provision of technical advice (such as in Algeria, Djibouti, Lebanon, Sudan, Tunisia and Morocco) and in most countries we have carried out... Read More →


Tuesday October 6, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm GMT-03
TBA
  Virtual Booth
 
Wednesday, October 7
 

3:00am GMT-03

Side event 1: A Global Fund for Social Protection
Session recordings available here

The global community of nations has long decided to ensure the Human Right of all people to social protection. Studies have shown that ensuring a basic level of social protection for all is affordable for most countries and definitely for the global community of nations. A solidarity-based Global Fund for Social Protection could support countries to design, implement and, in specific cases, co-finance national floors of social protection. This side event offered civil society and academic perspectives on the proposal of a Global Fund for Social Protection and gave room to discuss ways and means of turning this idea into reality.


Moderators
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Alison Tate

Director, Economic and Social Policy, International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)
Alison is the Director of Economic and Social Policy of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC). She represents unions in bodies including the United Nations, the G20, and international financial institutions, and a Commissioner of the Financial Sector Commission on Modern... Read More →

Speakers
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Valérie Schmitt

Deputy Director, International Labour Organization (ILO)
Valérie Schmitt is the Deputy Director, Social Protection Department, ILO Geneva. She is also leading ILO’s Flagship programme on building social protection floors for all. Born in 1972, Ms. Schmitt holds a Master of Advanced Studies (first year of doctoral studies programme) in... Read More →
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Gabriel Fernandez

Social Protection Specialist, Africa Platform for Social Protection (APSP)
Currently, a freelance social protection specialist, and before then the first National Social Protection Coordinator in Liberia (2011-2018). He is a member of the Africa Platform for Social Protection (APSP), and will be representing APSP at this conference. The APSP is a pan-African... Read More →
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Markus Kaltenborn

Professor of Law, Ruhr University Bochum
Markus Kaltenborn is professor at Ruhr-University Bochum, teaching Public Law at the Faculty of Law. He is Director of the Institute of Development Research and Development Policy (IEE) at Ruhr University Bochum, member of the German Institute for Human Rights (DIMR e.V.) and of the... Read More →
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Sulistri Afrileston

Deputy President, ITUC
Deputy President in charge of social protection of the national union confederation KSBSI (Indonesian affiliate member of ITUC) Chairperson of FSB KAMIPARHO (the union for food, beverage, tourism, restaurant, hotel and tobacco workers). A member of steering committee of Asia Network... Read More →
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Michael Cichon

Professor emeritus of Social Protection, Maastricht Graduate School of Governance at the United Nations University in Maastricht (UNU MERIT)
Michael Cichon, Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors, is Professor emeritus of Social Protection at the Maastricht Graduate School of Governance at the United Nations University in Maastricht (UNU MERIT) and former President of the International Council on Social Welfare (ICSW... Read More →
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Marcus Manuel

Senior Research Associate, Overseas Development Institute (ODI)
Marcus Manuel is a Senior Research Associate for ODI working on development finance issues, especially in low-income and fragile states. His recent research focuses on financing challenges around ending extreme poverty – see here for more details. Prior to joining ODI, Marcus held a number of senior management roles within the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) and HM Treasury.  Publications:  Financing the future – how international public finance should fund a global social... Read More →


Wednesday October 7, 2020 3:00am - 4:00am GMT-03
TBA

5:00am GMT-03

Side event 2: Expanding Social Protection to Decrease Inequality
Session recordings available here
Presentation available here

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.

Moderators
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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 →

Speakers
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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
TBA
  Side Event

7:00am GMT-03

Side event 3: Fostering coherence between social protection, agriculture and natural resource management for an inclusive and sustainable recovery
Session recordings available here

The side event aimed at debating different analysis and policy experiences on building coherence between social protection, agriculture and natural resource management sectors to reduce rural poverty and promote the economic inclusion of the poor. Evidence and the main debates around the impact on poverty reduction of such policy and programmatic approach will be presented, while different national experiences will be shared to discuss the opportunities and challenges that governments face in terms of fostering this coherence and implementing the subsequent programmes. The discussion was held in light of the challenges and opportunities that the COVID-19 response and recovery are posing, especially in terms of inclusivity and the need to balance economic recovery with environmental sustainability.


Moderators
avatar for Benjamin Davis

Benjamin Davis

Director, Inclusive Rural Transformation and Gender Equity, FAO

Speakers
avatar for Sintayehu Demissie Admasu

Sintayehu Demissie Admasu

Food Security Coordination Directorate Director, Ministry of Agriculture - Ethiopia
Mrs. Sintayehu Demissie have a qualification of BSc in Agricultural Resources Economics and Management and MA in Rural Livelihood and Development from Addis Ababa University. She has also diploma in General Agriculture from Hawassa University and professional certificate... Read More →
avatar for Colin Andrews

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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Samer Titi

Director of Planning and Policy, Ministry of Agriculture, Palestine
Name: Samer M.R. TitiBorn: 1962Education: M.Sc., in Agricultural Science, University of Jordan 1988. Plant ProductionWork: Palestinian Ministry of Agriculture Since 1995. Director of Policies and Planning Department/ General Directorate of Policies and PlanningExperience: Strategic... Read More →
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Fabio Hazin

Professor, Federal Rural University of Pernambuco - UFRPE
Fábio Hazin graduated as a Fisheries Engineer, from Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco- UFRPE (1987); got his Master, M.Sc. (1991); and Doctor, D.Sc. (1994) degrees in Marine Science and Technology/ Fisheries Oceanography, from Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology... Read More →


Wednesday October 7, 2020 7:00am - 8:00am GMT-03
TBA

8:00am GMT-03

Side event 4: Shock-Responsive Social Protection: Lessons from the Joint SDG Fund for an Integrated Approach to COVID-19
Session recordings available here
Presentation available here.

The United Nations’ Joint SDG Fund is a new global pooled funding mechanism for transformative policy and strategic financing that accelerate progress towards the SDGs. The Fund’s portfolio on Integrated Social Protection for Leaving No One Behind invests USD 103 million over 2 years into 35 Joint Programmes in 39 countries for innovative policy solutions that prioritize the most vulnerable. The programmes are implemented by 600+ partners to facilitate multi-sectoral and transformative change. The Theories of Change of the programmes emphasize catalytic results in health care, education, social welfare services, childcare, employment, social cohesion, and pensions systems.

Given that the most vulnerable that are particularly affected by COVID-19 pandemic, the Fund’s investment into integrated social protection is more critical than ever. Amongst other innovations, the programmes use Adaptive or Shock-Responsive Social Protection (SRSP) to design systems that safeguard populations vulnerable to risks related to natural disasters and climate change - and increasingly public health crises. Besides “quick wins” produced by re-purposing 20% of the investment to respond to COVID-19, the portfolio is generating lessons learned on the use of SRSP to address multiple and reinforcing crises in the context of the systemic impact of COVID-19 upon the SDGs.

The session provided an overview of the approach to integrated social protection, specifically in those countries where SRSP is in the focus. It emphasized innovations triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic that demonstrate the strategic and catalytic role of integrated, cross-sectoral policies for enabling coherent and systemic transformations leading to the acceleration of the SDGs.


Moderators
avatar for Nenad Rava

Nenad Rava

Head of Programmes, Joint SDG Fund
Dr Rava supported the design and launch of the new pooled funding mechanism for acceleration of the SDGs – Joint SDG Fund - in 2018. He led Fund’s first global Call for Proposals and now manages the portfolio on Integrated Policy for Social Protection and Leaving No One Behin... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Christina Dankmeyer

Christina Dankmeyer

Social Policy Specialist, UNICEF
Christina Dankmeyer is a Social Policy Specialist at UNICEF’s Office for the Eastern Caribbean Area in Barbados with a focus on shock-responsive social protection. Prior to joining UNICEF, she served as an advisor to the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development in... Read More →
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Sarah Bailey

Head of Programme, WFP
Sarah Bailey is the Head of Programme for the World Food Programme Office of Caribbean Emergency Preparedness and Response. She brings more than 16 years’ experience in the humanitarian sector, including research, programme management, policy, technical assistance, monitoring... Read More →
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Bolormaa Purevsuren

International Labour Organization (ILO)
Ms. Bolormaa Purevsuren holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Mongolian National University (1996) and Master of Arts in Economics from Western Illinois University (2001) of USA. Ms. Purevsuren has experience working in the area international trade, human development... Read More →
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Annisa Gita Srikandini

Program Manager for Adaptive Social Protection (ASP), Joint-SDG Fund
Dr Srikandini is Program Manager for Adaptive Social Protection (ASP) in Joint-SDG Fund in Indonesia. She plays roles in managing and coordinating the Joint SDG Fund in Indonesia by bringing together UNICEF, UNDP, WFP and UN OCHA in supporting the Government of Indonesia in developing... Read More →


Wednesday October 7, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am GMT-03
TBA

9:00am GMT-03

Side event 5: Fail forward: Building foundations for innovation
Session recordings available here

#whatsnextforSP? In a rapidly changing world, innovation will be key to successfully deliver social protection for all. In complex, uncertain contexts, innovation and success are possible because of our failures. Yet, countries and organizations are often unwilling to recount those. During this side event, we shared and discussed cases where a social protection response to a crisis, or a humanitarian intervention linked with a national social protection system, hasn’t gone as smoothly as people might have wished. We considered what it takes for failure to be a stepping stone to success. In doing so, we intended to initiate a wider debate on how, as a global community of practice, we can get better at creating safe spaces to fail (and thus innovate) and share what we have learned in these journeys, and how to use this knowledge effectively towards expanding social protection in crisis contexts.


Moderators
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Cecile Cherrier

Independent Consultant
Cecile Cherrier is an independent consultant and an ODI research associate working at the interface between social protection, food and nutrition security, and humanitarian assistance. Her 20-year experience crosses practice and research in both humanitarian and development settings... Read More →
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Zehra Rizvi

Programme Specialist (HCT/SRSP), UNICEF
Zehra is the SRSP/HCT specialist for UNICEF MENA since July 2020.  Most recently she was working as the KML Specialist with the Grand Bargain Cash Sub Group on linking SP and humanitarian cash transfers.  Her experience with social protection began as the Humanitarian Policy Advisor... Read More →

Wednesday October 7, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am GMT-03
TBA

11:00am GMT-03

Side event 6: The role of behavioral science in the delivery of social protection cash transfers in the era of COVID-19 and beyond
Session recordings available here

Cash-transfers programs are expanding exponentially to respond to the economic losses of the COVID-19 pandemic, and many people will be receiving cash transfers for the first time in their lives. Now more than ever, it is crucial that programs are designed to achieve optimal outcomes with the limited resources available.

Behaviorally informed cash transfers can help people make the most of the transfers during this confusing and cognitively taxing environment. During this session, speakers shared details from their experience applying insights from behavioural science to the design and implementation of cash transfers programs and discuss their views on how research from behavioural science can be used to increase the impact of cash transfers programs during the pandemic and beyond.


Moderators
avatar for Jessica Jean-François

Jessica Jean-François

Vice President, ideas42
Jessica Jean-Francois is a Vice President at ideas42 currently managing international programs focused on social protection and labor. Prior to joining ideas42, Jessica was on a team at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative overseeing the external evaluation of a 3-year program implemented... Read More →

Speakers
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Saugato Datta

Managing Director, ideas42
Saugato Datta is a Managing Director at ideas42, where he oversees work on the application of behavioral science in low- and middle-income countries in South and South-east Asia and sub-Saharan Africa in partnership with government agencies, multilateral organizations, NGOs and firms... Read More →
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Laura B. Rawlings

Lead Economist, World Bank
Laura B. Rawlings is a Lead Economist with the Human Capital Project, a global effort to accelerate more and better investments in people for greater equity and economic growth. She is responsible for the Early Years work on child development and for engagement with the Africa region... Read More →
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John Gachgi

Director, Social Assistance Unit, Ministry of Labour & Social Protection - Kenya
John Gachigi is a Doctoral student in Development Studies at St Paul’s University with a background in Social Protection. He has been involved in policy & programme development as well as the implementation of the Government of Kenya and several Development Partners undertaking... Read More →


Wednesday October 7, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm GMT-03
TBA

12:00pm GMT-03

Side event 7: Impacts of COVID-19 and policy responses in rural areas of Africa and beyond
Session recordings available here
Session recordings available in French here
Presentation available here

COVID-19 has quickly morphed from an unprecedented health crisis to a massive economic shock. Initial expectations were that its impacts on agri-food supply chains would predominantly be felt in post-farm downstream segments, mostly in urban settings. But these expectations have given way to the realisation that the rural sector will not be spared the effects of the pandemic.

Rural economies and households, in fact, are being hit hard by the disease and the containment measures adopted to prevent its spread. This can affect the wellbeing and food security of both rural and urban populations drastically. To better understand the magnitude of these impacts and help devise policies to mitigate them and support the recovery process, FAO and WFP have commissioned a set of simulations of the effects of the pandemic on rural economies, most in sub-Saharan Africa.

The findings will not only provide an evidence base to inform the design of policies aimed at putting rural economies back on their feet and building back better, but also provide the backdrop for a discussion on how countries are responding by stepping up social protection and other measures to stem the negative impacts of the present crisis.


Moderators
avatar for Alejandro Grinspun

Alejandro Grinspun

Senior Economist, FAO
Alejandro Grinspun is Senior Economist in the Social Protection team of FAO’s Economic and Social Development Stream. Alejandro joined FAO in 2017 from UNICEF, where he had led the work on social policy and child poverty in South Africa and Tanzania. Before working for UNICEF, he... Read More →

Speakers
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J. Edward Taylor

Professor, University of California, Davis
J. Edward Taylor is a Distinguished Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of California, Davis. He has written extensively on the micro-economics of farm labor, development, and the environment and is one of the most cited economists and applied economists... Read More →
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Maximo Torero

Chief Economist, FAO
Dr. Máximo Torero Cullen is the Chief Economist of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) since January 2019. Prior to joining FAO, he was the World Bank Group Executive Director for Argentina, Bolivia, Chile Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay since November 2016... Read More →
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Aminata Sow

Délégué Général à la protection sociale et à la solidarité nationale, Senegal
Née en 1968 à Dakar, Madame Aminata SOW Délégué général à la Protection sociale et à la Solidarité nationale du Sénégal a fait des études en comptabilité et finances, elle est diplômée de l’Université de Paris Dauphine-Paris 1 Panthéon et de l’Institut... Read More →
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Carolina Trevelli

Senior Reseacher, IEP
Carolina Trivelli, currently works as Senior Researcher at the Instituto de Estudios Peruanos (IEP). Ms. Trivelli is an Economist and holds a MSc in Agricultural Economics from The Pennsylvania State University. She serves as Chair of the Board of Pagos Digitales Peruanos S.A... Read More →
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Susanna Sandström

Economist, WFP
Susanna Sandström is a Regional Advisor in WFP’s East and Central Africa Regional Bureau in Nairobi. Prior to that she was the Head of the Economics and Markets Unit in WFP’s Research Assessment and Monitoring Division in Rome. Her key expertise is poverty and food... Read More →


Wednesday October 7, 2020 12:00pm - 1:30pm GMT-03
TBA
  Side Event

1:00pm GMT-03

Side event 8: Cultural diversity and the inclusion of indigenous rights into the planning processes of social protection
Session recordings available here
Presentation available here

In this session, we first had a general look at the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and then explained certain aspects of this part of international law that are of particular relevance to social protection issues during the COVID-19 crisis. We then saw that the present crisis provides a special opportunity for the practical implementation of indigenous rights. The presentation was followed by time for debate.


Speakers
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Arnold Groh

Head of Research Unit, Structural Analysis of Cultural Systems
Arnold Groh, born 1960 in Herford, Germany, is head of the research unit Structural Analysis of Cultural Systems, which is a non-profit NGO in Special Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council. He has conducted excursions to indigenous peoples in Indonesia... Read More →


Wednesday October 7, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm GMT-03
TBA
  Side Event

2:00pm GMT-03

Side event 9: Lessons from the COVID-19 response for shock-responsive social protection in the Caribbean
Session recordings available here

This session discussed “Lessons from the COVID-19 response for shock-responsive social protection in the
Caribbean” with a distinguished panel of government representatives from Anguilla, Dominica, Saint Lucia and Trinidad and Tobago. The Caribbean, already the most indebted region in the world, is highly vulnerable to large-scale shocks not only including economic crises and public health emergencies, but also natural disasters, such as hurricanes. This discussion therefore focused on: (1) opportunities to move from immediate responses to medium-term support to address the socio-economic impacts of COVID-19; and (2) plans for preparing social protection systems to respond to shocks in the future.


Moderators
avatar for Sarah Bailey

Sarah Bailey

Head of Programme, WFP
Sarah Bailey is the Head of Programme for the World Food Programme Office of Caribbean Emergency Preparedness and Response. She brings more than 16 years’ experience in the humanitarian sector, including research, programme management, policy, technical assistance, monitoring... Read More →
avatar for Christina Dankmeyer

Christina Dankmeyer

Social Policy Specialist, UNICEF
Christina Dankmeyer is a Social Policy Specialist at UNICEF’s Office for the Eastern Caribbean Area in Barbados with a focus on shock-responsive social protection. Prior to joining UNICEF, she served as an advisor to the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development in... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Bonnie A. Richardson-Lake

Bonnie A. Richardson-Lake

Permanent Secretary, Social Development & Education, Ministry of Social Development, Anguilla
Dr. Bonnie Richardson-Lake, an Anguillian descendant, was born and raised in New Jersey, USA. She completed her undergraduate studies at the Pennsylvania State University where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and a Bachelor of Science degree in Individual and Family Studies... Read More →
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Velda Octave-Joseph

Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Equity, Social Justice, Local Government and Empowerment - Saint Lucia
Velda Joseph has been involved in the areas of Disaster Management and Social Development for over two decades. Currently, she is the Acting Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Equity, Social Justice, Local Government and Empowerment, having been transferred from the National Emergency... Read More →
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Sylvanie Burton

Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Youth Development and Empowerment, Youth at Risk, Gender Affairs, Seniors' Security and Dominicans With Disabilities - Dominica
Education: High School - St. Andrews High School (1979-1984) Tertiary - St. Francis Xavier University (Canada) 1993 University of Manchester (England) 1999 University for International Cooperation 2013-2014 Qualifications: Certificate in Community Development Certificate in Adult... Read More →


Wednesday October 7, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm GMT-03
TBA

3:00pm GMT-03

Collaborative activities (asynchronous participation)
This time slot was dedicated to collaborative activities.

  • Self-reflection on Padlet
    Based on a special framework, check out participants' self-reflection on what their countries could have done better if they had prepared in advance to respond to the COVID-19 crisis (and beyond) and thought through all relevant dimensions comprehensively, acknowledging the trade-offs between these.

Click here to go to the virtual wall where you can see the notes posted during the event.

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  • A short video about commitment to social protection with Tribute
    Tribute is a little software that makes it easy to create a collaborative video montage. This was used to create video montages as a powerful statement for the importance and the commitment to our social protection work. We believe that saying these three powerful words, “I am committed” – especially when followed by what you are committed to being, doing or creating will have a positive impact.

Just click on this link and check out the recordings!

Additionally, there's a Wall of Commitment where you can read participants' personal commitments on a Padlet wall.

Wednesday October 7, 2020 3:00pm - Thursday October 8, 2020 11:30pm GMT-03
TBA
  Collaborative Activity
  • Recording available No
 
Thursday, October 8
 

9:00am GMT-03

Taking stock and reflecting the discussions of the regional and thematic sessions
Session recordings available here.
Session recordings are available in Spanish here.
Session recordings are available in French here.


This session summarised and reflected on the key insights and takeaways from the thematic discussions in the previous days of the conference. The session also highlighted inputs and comments from participants in the collaborative tools and sessions.

Overview
  • Key insights and takeaways from days 1 and 2 of the conference
  • Key insights and takeaways from participants' collaborations


Moderators
avatar for Jost Wagner

Jost Wagner

Conference Facilitator, The Change Initiative
I am a Certified Professional Facilitator and founder of The Change Initiative, a facilitation company located in Bangkok with a focus on implementing the SDGs. In the last 15 years I have advised and facilitated more than 350 workshops and conferences worldwide for organizations... Read More →

Speakers
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Wendy Walker

Chief of the Social Development Thematic Group, Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Wendy Walker is the Chief of the Social Development Thematic Group at the Asian Development Bank. She has led multi-sector teams for designing and implementing complex and innovative projects and has worked across diverse sectors such as transport, urban, health, education and social... Read More →
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Renata Nowak-Garmer

Social Protection & Employment Programme Specialist, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Renata Nowak-Garmer is UNDP Africa Employment and Social Protection Specialist. In this role, she provides technical advisory to countries and regional institutions and develops regional and global policy and tools. She led The State of Social Assistance in Africa, a publication and... Read More →
avatar for Simone Cecchini

Simone Cecchini

Senior Social Affairs Officer, United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)
Simone Cecchini is Senior Social Affairs Officer and Officer in Charge of the Social Development Division of the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), based in Santiago, Chile.  At ECLAC he leads research and advises governments on poverty... Read More →
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Valentina Barca

SPACE Team Leader
Keen to discuss anything related to the Social Protection responses to COVID-19 and linkages with the humanitarian sector as well! I have been working on researching and supporting the design and implementation of shock responsive social protection for several years (alongside TRANSFORM... Read More →
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Samman J. Thapa

Regional Adviser Social Policy, Middle East and North Africa, UNICEF
Samman J. Thapa is the Regional Adviser for Social Policy at UNICEF’s MENA Regional Office. In this function, he is responsible for technical leadership of UNICEF's Social Policy agenda (Child Poverty policy, Social Protection, Public Finance for Children and Decentralization) covering... Read More →
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Martina Bergthaller

Social protection expert
I am an independent social protection and social policy specialist with more than 10 year of working experience, mostly in South-East Asia and Latin America. I have been working as an independent consultant since 2017. The focus of my daily work lies on the design and delivery of... Read More →


Thursday October 8, 2020 9:00am - 9:40am GMT-03
TBA
  Presentation

9:40am GMT-03

Expert panel discussion 1: Implications of the COVID-19 crisis for the future of adaptive and shock-responsive social protection
Session recordings available here.
Session recordings are available in Spanish here.
Session recordings are available in French here.

This panel focused on what needs to be done to ensure that social protection programmes and systems are better prepared and ready to respond to systematic crises and shocks in the future, drawing from the lessons learned and debates that happened throughout the conference.

Overview
  • The path towards shock-responsive social protection systems


Moderators
avatar for Rodolfo Beazley

Rodolfo Beazley

Consultant, Social Protection Approaches to COVID-19: Expert advice helpline (SPACE)

Speakers
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Thomas Bowen

Economist, World Bank
Thomas Bowen is a social protection specialist at the Social Protection and Jobs Global Practice of the World Bank Group. He was the lead author for the World Bank’s recent report, “Adaptive Social Protection: Building Resilience to Shocks”. He has worked extensively on issues... Read More →
avatar for Clare O'Brien

Clare O'Brien

WFP
Clare O'Brien is a senior adviser in social protection at the UN World Food Programme's global headquarters in Rome, Italy. She provides technical guidance on social protection issues to WFP's country offices and regional bureaux worldwide. Prior to joining WFP in 2018, she worked... Read More →
avatar for Patricia Miarisoa Rakotonirina

Patricia Miarisoa Rakotonirina

Principal Secretary, Ministry of Population, Social Protection and Women's Promotion in Madagascar
I'm Patricia Miarisoa RAKOTONIRINA, principal secretary of the Ministry of Population, Social Protection and Women's Promotion in Madagascar. I have a master's degree in Risk and Disaster Management. I'm also co-lead of national social protection group and co-lead of cash transfers... Read More →
avatar for Bapak Maliki

Bapak Maliki

Director for Poverty Alleviation and Social Welfare, Ministry of National Development Planning/National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas)
Maliki has been working in Bappenas for more than 20 years. With a background as an engineer, he earned his doctoral degree in Economics of Population at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He is closely working on poverty, labor, population and social policy issues, especially economics... Read More →
avatar for Francesca Bastagli

Francesca Bastagli

Director, Equity and Social Policy and Principal Research Fellow, Overseas Development Institute (ODI)
Francesca Bastagli is Director of Programme, Equity and Social Policy, and Principal Research Fellow at ODI. She specialises in public policy research and advisory work on the design, implementation and evaluation of social policy, with a focus on social protection policies and their... Read More →


Thursday October 8, 2020 9:40am - 10:40am GMT-03
TBA
  Panel / Plenary Session

10:40am GMT-03

Virtual coffee break: Adding the magic into your life
This session provided some entertainment for the attendees: a quick magic session adapted to these times of virtual interaction!



Speakers
avatar for Stuart Lightbody

Stuart Lightbody

Entertainer
Stuart Lightbody has spent over 20 years studying and sharing the art of magic. Stuart tours his theatre shows across 3 continents. He can be found entertaining anywhere from private parties on the island of Capri, Italy, to theatres on luxury cruise liners, to corporate shows for... Read More →


Thursday October 8, 2020 10:40am - 11:00am GMT-03
TBA
  Coffee Break

11:00am GMT-03

Expert panel discussion 2: Implications of the COVID-19 crisis for universal social protection
Session recordings available here.
Session recordings are available in Spanish here.
Session recordings are available in French here.

This panel focused on how to sustain the social protection responses that have emerged during this crisis in the long term. Equally, it debated how to best ensure equitable access to comprehensive risk coverage for the entire population through a coherent system in the future.

Overview
  • Sustainability of social protection responses to the crisis
  • How to best ensure equitable access to comprehensive risk coverage  


Moderators
avatar for Fabio Veras Soares

Fabio Veras Soares

Senior Research Coordinator, IPC-IG and Institute for Applied Economic Research (IPEA)
Fabio Veras Soares is a research coordinator at the International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG). He holds a PhD from University College London (2004), as well as a Master's degree in Economics from the University of São Paulo (USP, 1999) and a BA in Economics from the... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Michal Rutkowski

Michal Rutkowski

Global Director for Social Protection and Jobs, World Bank
Michal Rutkowski is the Global Director for Social Protection and Jobs – overseeing the World Bank’s work in developing systems that protect the poorest and vulnerable from crises and shocks, and supporting private sector-led growth.Until July 2016, he was the Director for Multilateral... Read More →
avatar for Shahrashoub Razavi

Shahrashoub Razavi

Director of Social Protection Department, ILO
Shahra Razavi is the Director of the Social Protection Department at the International Labour Organization (since February 2020). Before joining the ILO she was Chief of the Research and Data Section at UN Women (2013-2020), and Senior Researcher at the United Nations Research Institute... Read More →
avatar for Natalia Winder Rossi

Natalia Winder Rossi

Associate Director/Global Chief Social Policy, UNICEF
Natalia Winder Rossi is the Associate Director/Global Chief of Social Policy at UNICEF’s Programme Division, overseeing the Organization’s work on child poverty, social protection, public finance management for children and local governance. In her previous role, Natalia led the... Read More →
avatar for Rachel Moussié

Rachel Moussié

Deputy Director of the Social Protection Programme, WIEGO
Rachel Moussié is the Deputy Director of the Social Protection Programme at WIEGO. She contributes to WIEGO’s research, analysis and advocacy to extend social protection to informal workers. Since joining WIEGO in 2016, she leads the Childcare Initiative supporting informal workers... Read More →
avatar for Juan M. Villa

Juan M. Villa

President, Colpensiones
Juan is an economist and PhD in Development Policy and Management from the University of Manchester, UK. He has got over ten years of experience in the areas of social protection, labor markets and public policy evaluation. Consultancy and policy dialogue expertise with multilateral... Read More →


Thursday October 8, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm GMT-03
TBA
  Panel / Plenary Session

12:00pm GMT-03

Closing remarks
Session recordings available here.
Session recordings are available in Spanish here.
Session recordings are available in French here.



This session wrapped-up the conference, highlighting main takeaways and lessons learned, which were followed up by closing remarks.

Overview
  • Wrap-up
  • Closing remarks


Moderators
avatar for Jost Wagner

Jost Wagner

Conference Facilitator, The Change Initiative
I am a Certified Professional Facilitator and founder of The Change Initiative, a facilitation company located in Bangkok with a focus on implementing the SDGs. In the last 15 years I have advised and facilitated more than 350 workshops and conferences worldwide for organizations... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Mariana Balboni

Mariana Balboni

Senior Project Officer, International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG)
Over the past twenty years I've been working with the promotion of development initiatives, managing projects related to ICT4D - Information and Communication Technologies for Development, Knowledge Sharing and Capacity Building.I'm the coordinator of the socialprotection.org project... Read More →


Thursday October 8, 2020 12:00pm - 12:20pm GMT-03
TBA
  Presentation

12:20pm GMT-03

Virtual cocktail
Speakers
avatar for DJ Henry Knowles

DJ Henry Knowles

Known as the world’s top Latin music DJ, with over 35 years’ experience in the music and entertainment industry. Henry’s passion for Latin music together with his versatile music library in various music genres (not only Latin music) and ability to read his audience, translates... Read More →


Thursday October 8, 2020 12:20pm - 1:00pm GMT-03
TBA
  Coffee Break
  • Recording available No

5:00pm GMT-03

Collaborative activities (asynchronous participation)
This time slot was dedicated to collaborative activities.

  • Self-reflection on Padlet

Based on a special framework, check out participants' self-reflection on what their countries could have done better if they had prepared in advance to respond to the COVID-19 crisis (and beyond) and thought through all relevant dimensions comprehensively, acknowledging the trade-offs between these.

Click here to go to the virtual wall where you can see the notes posted during the event.

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  • A short video about commitment to social protection with Tribute

Tribute is a little software that makes it easy to create a collaborative video montage. This was used to create video montages as a powerful statement for the importance and the commitment to our social protection work. We believe that saying these three powerful words, “I am committed” – especially when followed by what you are committed to being, doing or creating will have a positive impact.

Click on this link and check out the recordings!

Additionally, there's a Wall of Commitment where you can read participants' personal commitments on a Padlet wall.

Thursday October 8, 2020 5:00pm - 11:30pm GMT-03
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