Regional Seminar on Shock-responsive Social Protection in Latin America and the Caribbean

The World Food Programme, in partnership with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Social Development and Inclusion of the Government of Peru, is organising the first “Regional Seminar on Shock-responsive Social Protection in Latin America and the Caribbean”, which will be held in Lima, Peru on 30 and 31 October 2017. The event will take place in Spanish. 
The Seminar will bring together more than 100 participants from various Latin American and Caribbean countries (government institutions in charge of social protection and disaster management), regional and international organizations, experts, researchers and partners. The overall objective of the event is to foster an exchange between countries and promote regional dialogue on the role of national social protection systems in response to emergencies. 
Join the social media discussion during the live tweeting of the event: #SRSPLac17
Information will also be disseminated through Oxford Policy Management (OPM) and the World Food Programme (WFP). To download products of the WFP/OPM Regional Study on Shock-responsive Social Protection in Latin America and the Carribean, please see here.

Livestream schedule:


09:45 - 10:00 Introductions and Explanation of the Agenda

10:50 - 11:15 Generating Evidence on an Emerging Topic: Theoretical Framework and Overall Findings of the Regional Study

11:15 - 12:45 PANEL 1: Responding to Emergencies: How Countries have used their Social Protection Systems in Times of Crisis

13:45 - 14:15 New Normal: Responding to Superstorms in the Caribbean Context

14:15 - 15:45 PANEL 2: Getting Prepared: How Countries have Adapted their Social Protection Programmes and Systems to be Shock-Ready

16:00 - 17:30 PANEL 3 Global Space: A Relevant Topic for Different Contexts -
Common Opportunities and Similar Challenges?

17:30 - 17:45 Summary of the Day


09:00 - 09:15 Introduction of the day

09:15 - 09:45 From their Voice: An Interview with Programme Participants

10:30 - 11:50 PANEL 4 Coordination and Financing: Challenges and Innovative

11:50 - 12:45 Debate – New Frontiers for Cash Transfers

13:45 - 15:00 PANEL 5Partners for a Common Vision: Towards more Effective
Social Protection Systems

15:45 - 16:45 Debate on Investment Areas and Priorities at Country Level

16:45 - 17:00 Conclusions, Next Steps and Final Statement

17.00 17.30 Closing Session Authorities and WFP