The Week is organized by the Mexican Ministry of Social Development (SEDESOL) and the German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ) of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

The Week will bring together the partners of the “Global Alliances Program for Social Protection II” supported by the German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ) and professionals from the Ministries of Social Affairs and Protection from Asia, Africa and Latin America.

It will have three related sections:

  1. Initial Workshop of Global Alliances for Social Protection II
  2. Field Trip
  3. Dialogue on Extreme Poverty and Social Protection.

All participants will have the chance, along with representatives from international organizations and the academic field, to share experiences and approaches in the fight to end poverty in all its forms, the challenge of “leaving no one behind” and the crucial commitment of social protection, as a way of reducing poverty and extreme poverty, achieving more gender equality, reducing economic inequality and promoting quality jobs according to the Goals of the Development Agenda 2030.

In partnership with the socialprotection.org platform, various sessions will be livestreamed on October 4th and 5th. Both days are dedicated to the topic 'Dialogue on Extreme Poverty and Social Protection - Leaving no One Behind', with the participation of international organizations that have collaborated with SEDESOL in the programmes focused on social protection and fighting poverty, such as the World Bank, IADB, UNDP, ILO, ECLAC, FAO, UNICEF, UNFPA, UN-Women, UN-Habitat, above all.

Check the livestream schedule:

 

Day 4 - Thursday, October 4, 2018

9:00 – 10:30
(GMT-5)
Opening Session - Welcome Addresses and Forum Presentation:
  • Javier García Bejos, Undersecretary of Planning, Evaluation and Regional Development, Ministry of Social Development, Mexico
  • Message from by Margaret Grosh, Lead Economist for Human Development in the Latin American and Caribbean Region, World Bank
  • Tomás Bermudez, Country Representative, IDB
  • Katyna Argueta, Country Director, UNDP
  • Pungky Sumadi, Deputy Minister for Population and Labor Affairs, Indonesia
Opening speech: Francisco Guzmán Ortíz, Head of Office, Presidency of the Republic, Mexico
  Watch session
11:00 – 12:30
(GMT-5)
Poverty and Inequality. Strategies to Leave no One Behind
  • Dean Jolliffe, Lead Economist, World Bank
  • Simone Cecchini, Economist, Social Development Division, ECLAC
  • Maria do Carmo Brant de Carvalho, National Secretary of Social Assistance, Brazil
  • Raghvendra Pratap Singh, Director of MGNREGA Program from Ministry of Rural Development, India
Dialogue among participants (Q&A)
Moderator: Pablo Ibarrarán, Social Protection and Health Economist, IDB
  Watch session
14:30 – 16:00
(GMT-5)
Poverty in Mexico. The challenge to erradicate extreme poverty
  • Ricardo Aparicio Jiménez, National Council for the Evaluation of Social Development Policy, CONEVAL, Mexico
  • Rodolfo de la Torre, Specialist in Social Development with Equality from the Espinosa Yglesias Study Center, Mexico
  • Miguel Székely, Director of the Centre for Educational and Social Studies, Mexico
  • Jaime Gutiérrez Casas, National Coordinator of PROSPERA, Mexico
Dialogue among participants (Q&A)
Moderator: Javier García Bejos, Undersecretary of Planning, Evaluation and Regional Development, Ministry of Social Development, Mexico
  Watch session
 

Day 5 - Friday, October 5, 2018

09:00-09:20
(GMT-5)
Summary of previous day and the roundtables discussion
Rapporteurs from Roundtables
  Watch session
09:20-09:45
(GMT-5)
Dialogue among participants
  Watch session
09:45-11:15
(GMT-5)
Social Protection to keep achivements in poverty and welfare
  • Luis Iñaki Alberro Encinas, General Director of Geostatistics and Beneficiaries' Registers, Mexico
  • Carlos René Vidal López, Vice-minister of Social Protection and Development, Guatemala
  • Ana Paula de la O Campos, Strategic Programme Advisor, Rural Poverty Reduction, FAO
  • Mary Anne E.R. Darauay, Director of Social Development, National Authority for Economic Development, Phillipines (NEDA).
Dialogue among participants (Q&A)
Moderator: Simone Cecchini, Economist, Social Development Division, ECLAC
  Watch session
11:30-13:00
(GMT-5)
Towards the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda
  • Paulina Terrazas, Deputy Chief of Office, Presidency of the Republic
  • Antonio Molpeceres, United Nations Resident Coordinator and Resident Representative of the UNDP in Mexico
  • Andi Dulung, General Director for Relief of Poverty, Ministry of Social Affairs, Indonesia
  • Lefhoko Kesamang, Social Affairs Department, African Union
  • Christina Dankmeyer, Advisior for Sector Initiative Social Protection, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Germany)
Dialogue among participants (Q&A)
Moderator: Mercedes Juan, General Director, National Council for the Development and Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities, CONADIS
  Watch session
13:00-14:30
(GMT-5)
Closing session
  • Jesús Schucry Giacoman Zapata, General Director of American Regional Organizations and Mechanisms, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mexico
  • Christof Kersting, Program Director Global Alliances for Social Protection, GIZ
  • Lindiwe Nkuna, Director of Department of Public Works, South Africa
  • Mary Anne E.R. Darauay, Director of Social Development, National Authority for Economic Development, Philippines (NEDA)
  • Javier García Bejos, Undersecretary of Planning, Evaluation and Regional Development, Ministry of Social Development, Mexico
  Watch session
October 1-5, 2018
Mexico City - Mexico (GMT-5)
Available languages: English Spanish

 

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