Welcome to our August Newsletter!
In recent years we have seen growing interest in the concept of linking humanitarian assistance and social protection, and this idea has gained even more importance with the COVID-19 pandemic. Connecting these two fields is an important entry point for crisis response and has the potential to strengthen the Humanitarian-Development Nexus, ultimately addressing vulnerabilities and enhancing the resilience of vulnerable groups.
None of this would be possible without aid workers worldwide, who are honoured on the World Humanitarian Day, celebrated on 19 August. To deepen your knowledge on the link between humanitarian assistance and social protection, check out a selection of webinars, publications, podcasts, e-courses and much more. Enjoy the reading!
Upcoming Webinars
Changing the mindset – turning the theory into practice: Incorporating gender-sensitivity into linked humanitarian cash and social protection interventions

19 August 2021
08:00 (GMT-4)
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‘We Don’t Do Much For Them Specifically': diverse SOGIESC (aka LGBTIQ+) inclusion in social protection and cash-based assistance
Edge Effect | DFAT

24 August 2021
17:00 (GMT+10)
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Leveraging the potential of safety nets to prevent gender-based violence – emerging experience from Mozambique and Sierra Leone & beyond
World Bank | FCDO | UNICEF

26 August 2021
08:00 (GMT-4)
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SPEC Webinar 13 - Resilience Building and Adaptability of Graduation Approach: Experience of and Evidence from BRAC Ultra-Poor Graduation Programme in responding to COVID-19 Shocks in Bangladesh

31 August 2021
11:00 (GMT+6)
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Past Webinar
Linking humanitarian cash and social protection– ECHO’s vision and practical examples
from Somalia and Jordan


17 June 2021

This was the 14th webinar in the ‘Linking Social Protection with humanitarian
’ series, organised by the Grand Bargain Cash Sub Group
This section received valuable contributions from Julie Lawson-McDowall (CaLP) and Zehra Rizvi
Blog post
Five practical insights on linking humanitarian assistance and social protection
by Gabrielle Smith (SPACE)
Podcast episode | Humanitarian engagement in social protection: implications for principled humanitarian action
Social Protection across the Humanitarian-Development Nexus. A Game Changer in Supporting People Through Crises
European Commission

During this four-hour online course, you will learn about the role of social protection as government task in development setting and as part of humanitarian action. This e-course introduces knowledge from the European Commission’s Guidance Package on Social Protection across the Humanitarian-Development Nexus (SPaN). 
IASC e-learning on Gender Equality in Humanitarian Action
UN Women

This course provides introductory guidance, through information and examples, on applying a gender-equality approach across all stages of the humanitarian programming cycle. It is aimed at all humanitarian staff from UN, NGOs, government, and civil society.
The 5th episode of the ‘Covid-19: a turning point for social protection?’ podcast series, produced in partnership with ODI and the German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ), addresses the financing of social protection during the pandemic and beyond, with a focus on international financing and Official Development Assistance (ODA). The guests also explored social protection and humanitarian action. 

A new episode of the podcast will be launched on 27 August. Subscribe to our podcast mailing list to receive email notifications for each new episode. 
Job Opportunities
Cash Advisor
Mercy Corps | Aden, Yemen | Apply until 15 August

Social Policy Specialist (Social Protection)
UNICEF | Dakar, Senegal | Apply until 31 August 31

Technical Advisor - Health Economist, Sustainable Health Financing
CHAI | Kigali, Rwanda | Apply until 05 September