Upcoming webinars: 

  • Webinar #13: Identification and registration of beneficiaries for SP responses in the wake of COVID-19: challenges and opportunities (2 June, 2020 - 09:00 GMT+2). Click here to register. 

Past webinars:

  • Webinar #1: Exploring universal basic income: lessons for COVID response and beyond (March 31 at 09:00 GMT-4/EDT). You can access the recording, the PPT presented and the webinar summary in EnglishSpanish and French.
     
  • Webinar #2: How can social protection systems respond to the COVID-19 crisis (April 7 at 06:00 GMT-4/EDT).You can access the recordingthe PPT presented, the webinar summary in English and Spanish and join the Q&A discussion.
     
  • Webinar #3: Social Protection responses to COVID-19: Actions that can make a difference for older people (April 9 at 7:30 GMT-4/EDT). You can access the recordingthe PPT presented, and the webinar summary in English and Spanish.
     
  • Webinar #4: G2P Payments in COVID-19 context: Key areas of action and experiences from country emergency actions. (April 14 at 09:30 GMT-4/EDT). You can access the recordingthe PPT presented, the webinar summary in English and Spanish and join the Q&A discussion.
     
  • Webinar #5: Lessons learned and Opportunities: Linking SP systems to humanitarian cash in a pandemic. (April 16 at 08:00 GMT-4/EDT). You can access the recordingthe PPT presented, the webinar summary in English and join the Q&A discussion.
     
  • Webinar #6: Impacts of the COVID-19 crisis on employment: (potential) solutions for informal/ self-employed workers. (April 21 at 15:00 GMT+2). You can access the recording, the PPT presented, the webinar summary in English and Spanish and join the Q&A discussion. 
     
  • Webinar #7: Impacts of the COVID-19 crisis on formal sector workers: (potential) social protection and employment responses. (April 28 at 09:00 EDT/GMT-4).You can access the recordingthe PPT presented, the webinar summary in English and Spanish and join the Q&A discussion
     
  • Webinar #8: COVID-19 Experience of Countries ahead of the Global Curve: Country-to-Country Learning and South-South Cooperation. (30 April, 2020 - 08:00 EDT/GMT-4). You can access the recordingthe PPTthe webinar summary and join the Q&A discussion.
     
  • Webinar #9: Social protection financing in the wake of COVID-19 and beyond. (5 May, 2020 - 09:00 EDT/GMT-4) You can access the recordingthe PPT, the webinar summary and join the Q&A discussion.
     
  • Webinar #10: Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and the Coronavirus Crisis – Challenges and Responses: maintaining essential health services while responding to COVID-19 (May 12 at 08:00 EDT/GMT-4). You can access the recording, the PPTthe webinar summary and join the Q&A discussion.
     
  • Webinar #11: Impacts of COVID-19 on care politics (May 19, 2020 - 09:00 (EDT/GMT-4). You can access the recordingthe PPT, and the webinar summary.
     
  • Webinar #12: Impact of COVID-19 on public works programs: policy options in the short and medium-term (26 May, 2020 - 08:00 EDT/GMT-4). You can access the recording and the PPT.
     

About the Webinar Series:

The Social protection responses to COVID-19 Webinar Series will explore the role of social protection in responding to the pandemic, as health care systems are becoming increasingly under pressure, economies are experiencing significant slow-downs - imposing major risks to the informal sector – and governments are implementing lockdown measures, closing international borders and advising their population to stay home.

Social protection experts will have an open space to discuss how countries around the world are reacting to the COVID-19 crisis through social protection actions, by exploring different experiences and addressing key issues.

Webinars will take place every Tuesday, at 9am (GMT-4)*,  starting from the 31st of March. The duration of the webinar is usually one hour and a half (1h30min).  *The time  (and day of the week) of the webinar might change depending on participants availability, as well as, area/region of focus.

 

Suggestions of topics for upcoming webinars:

  • the impact on the informal sector 
  • older people at increased risk in low- and middle-income countries
  • key emergency policies
  • the gender impact
  • building resilience through adaptative social protection
  • social protection experiences from Asia-Pacific
  • social protection experiences from Latin America
  • universal health coverage as a response to the crisis
  • how can digital social protection help countries face the crisis?
  • security and school feeding alternatives
  • South-south exchange on lessons learnt/potential success stories
  • triple Threat and How Comprehensive Social Protection Contributes to a Response
     

You can collaborate with the webinars by suggesting the name of experts, moderators and potential panellists to participate in the webinars, as well as indicating new topics. Send your suggestions to [email protected] 

* If you are a Spanish or French speaker, we are looking for volunteers to translate the summaries of webinars we are producing in English into these two languages. If you're interested in supporting us as a volunteer, please send an email to [email protected]