September 2017: Two Year Anniversary of socialprotection.org
Welcome to the anniversary edition of socialprotection.org’s newsletter!
This month we are celebrating the two-year anniversary of socialprotection.org! We are pleased to share the collaborative progress achieved by the platform’s team, its stakeholders, members and funders.
Since its launch on 12 September 2015, socialprotection.org has brought together more than 2,400 members, and supported access to over 2,900 publications. It has also organised 42 webinars and hosted 31 active online communities. Over the past 12 months we have enjoyed considerable growth in our social media outreach: our Facebook followers increased from 692 to 2,251, and our Twitter followers increased from 648 to 1275!
In this celebration newsletter, we are excited to share new features and updates to the platform. This includes the new Virtual Campus, which now hosts self-paced and instructor-led e-courses, the Blog, the notifications system, and updated Programme and Stakeholder pages.
Speaking of webinars, our most watched webinar on YouTube from the past year, with almost 600 views was, Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) of Philippines: Linking Cash Transfer to Sustainable Livelihood Development, organised by DFAT and GIZ. We invite you to read the blog post summary of the session, where you can also watch the recording.
Events Check out the highlighted event of the month!
Organised by UNICEF in collaboration with partners, the event will address two themes: Effective social protection in fragile contexts; and the needs of forcibly displaced populations and host communities, and the role of social protection. Representing the socialprotection.org Team, Mr. Fabio Veras (IPC-IG Senior Research Coordinator) and Ms. Raquel Tebaldi (IPC-IG Research Assistant) will participate in the event.
We are also pleased to announce that socialprotection.org will livestream the event! Join us for eight live sessions online, on 28 and 29 September, from 9:30 to 17:30 (GMT+1).
TRANSFORM is an innovative learning package on the administration of national social protection floors in Africa. The objective of the package is to build critical thinking and capacities to improve the design, effectiveness and efficiency of social protection systems in Africa. Join the TRANSFORM Online Community to access materials and opportunities!
Check out more vacancies on socialprotection.org's Job Opportunities and Calls for Papers page. Likewise, we invite you to share job opportunities and calls for papers in the field of social protection with the platform's specialised community.
As always, we invite you to share job opportunities and call for papers in the field of social protection with the platform's specialised community.
As socialprotection.org celebrates its second anniversary, we are proud to announce the launch of the fourth phase of the Ambassadors Programme! From a total of 106 applicants, 37 volunteers from 22 countries all over the world have been selected.
Wewould like to express our deepest gratitude toall 96 of socialprotection.org's Ambassadors, representing 44 countries, who have participated in the Programme since its launch in 2015. Thank you!