EU SPaN Initiative: New studies on Social Protection across the Humanitarian-Development Nexus

Dear Community members, It is with great pleasure that the European Union SPaN initiative invites all community members to visit the European Commission´s SPaN initiative page and check the new content of the Guidance Package (GP) on providing Social...

Livestream - 7 May - Disasters: impact on child poverty and development

How do natural hazards experienced during childhood affect future life stages into adolescence and beyond? You are invited to join, in person or via the livestream, an ODI public event on the topic on Tuesday, 07 May 2019, from 11.00 to 12:30 (GMT +1 / BST)...

Announcing the launch of new publications on shock-responsive social protection in the MENA region

Research Report 30 — Building Shock-Responsive National Social Protection Systems in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region, by Raquel Tebaldi "The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is confronted by significant challenges resulting from...

Livestream - 5 March - Lunchtime Conference External Cooperation Infopoint

Dear Community members, The SPaN initiative invites you to watch the livestream of the Lunchtime Conference External Cooperation Infopoint on Tuesday, 05 March 2019, from 12.30 to 14:00 (GMT +1 / CET). Information about the speakers is available below at the...

New SPaN podcast: Social protection in Mali // Sigrid Kühlke (ECHO)

Dear community members, In this interview, we talk to Sigrid Kühlke of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO), in Nairobi, Kenya. In our conversation, we discussed the social...

New webinar, report and infographic! Building on government systems for shock preparedness and response: the role of social assistance data and information systems

...we are pleased to announce a new webinar, report and infographic on the potential role of social assistance data, information systems and underlying capacity for shock response ! In a context of increasing frequency, size and duration of disasters and...

European Commission´s Guidance Package on Social Protection across the Humanitarian-Development Nexus

Social protection is a policy instrument with robust, flexible and widely available delivery mechanisms. In this respect social protection is generating further political interest as it allows for the rapid channeling of support to people most in need of...

New content on shock-responsive and adaptive social protection

Dear community members, New content on adaptive social protection is available on Socialprotection.org. Check the blog posts and stay tuned! Is my social protection programme ´shock-responsive´ or ´adaptive´? Five key principles for adaptive social protection...

[Nov 2018] New paper! Linking humanitarian assistance + social protection

28 Nov 2018: Dear community, today the World Food Programme and World Bank have published a paper called, 'Human(itarian) Capital? Lessons on Better Connecting Humanitarian Assistance and Social Protection'. In 2017 the two organisations conducted research on...

New Community Page: European Commission – SPaN

The European Commission invites all members of the online community Social Protection in Crisis Contexts to access its community page on Social Protection across the Development-Humanitarian Nexus (SPaN) . This community page was created to share the...