|Over the past 7 months, socialprotection.org has amassed 811 members from over 100 countries, affiliated to more than 40 institutions. The platform’s Publications Search directs access to over 1500 of the latest and most relevant publications related to social protection. This month’s newsletter is dedicated to Inequality and Financing Social Protection, highlighting publications, news and events related to the topic. We are also pleased to present numerous exciting events in the field of social protection and welcome your participation!
Thank you to those who joined us for the webinar: Towards universal social protection: Latin American pathways and policy tools, based on the ECLAC book by the same title. For those who were unable to join, you can now access the live recording of the webinar as well as a slide presentation from the presenter of the event, Simone Cecchini (Social Affairs Officer, Social Development Division, ECLAC) . Furthermore, we invite you to contribute to the discussion based on questions submitted by attendees during the webinar, on socialprotection.org’s Discussion Forum.
On 29 March the Single Registries and Integrated MISs Online Community presented its first webinar on Kenya’s Single Registry: A tool for planning, coordination and monitoring. Winnie Mwasiaji (Coordinator, Social Protection Secretariat, Kenya), Evelyn Gathecha (Single Registry Specialist, Social Protection Secretariat, Kenya) and Richard Chirchir (Senior MIS Specialist, Development Pathways) served as panellists while Valentina Barca (Consultant, Oxford Policy Management) moderated the webinar. Thank you to the 127 attendees from around the world!
On 6 April, socialprotection.org was presented to a Nepalese Delegation composed of Secretaries and sub-Secretaries of the Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development as well as the Ministry of Finance; representatives of the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) and Unicef were also present. The delegation’s visit to Brazil is dedicated to learning about successful models of social payments, fiscal decentralisation and child-friendly cities, in an effort to set up a framework that will help Nepal with its social transformation.
In the coming month we will host two exciting webinars. On 12 April, socialprotection.org and the Inter-American Social Protection Network will present the Spanish language webinar: La política fiscal como mecanismo para combatir la desigualdad: análisis en Brasil y Guatemala. We invite you to register for the webinar! #DiálogoXequidad
On 3 May, the Gender Sensitive Social Protection Webinar Series will commence with the webinar, Gender and Social Protection: Current Issues and Policy Trends. The webinar is organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the United Nations Development Programme’s International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (the IPC-IG). We invite you to register for the webinar and join the Gender Sensitive Online Community.
We also present two opportunities to join the socialprotection.org Team in promoting and developing the platform. We are looking forward to commencing the second term of the Ambassador Programme! Apply to socialprotection.org’s Ambassador Programme via the United Nations Volunteers site! Ambassadors are involved in the provision of content, fomenting knowledge exchange and networking activities, and the overall promotion of the platform.
We also invite you to apply as a UNV to Research and create Asian Social Protection Programme Profiles for socialprotection.org. The selected candidate will research social protection programmes currently implemented in South Asia, East Asia and the Pacific in an effort to create distinct profiles for socialprotection.org's Programme Search feature.