Welcome to our December newsletter!
What is the link between social protection and climate change? Inspired by the discussions held during the 26th United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP26), our December newsletter explores the potential of social protection to respond to climate change. COVID-19 has taught us about the importance of social protection programmes and systems that can be scaled and leveraged to protect people in times of disasters and crises. Similarly, social protection can perform central functions to managing climate-related risks, by ensuring basic wellbeing before and during shocks, and by stimulating the adoption of measures that support the transition to a more climate-resilient future.

Would you like to suggest materials to be featured in our next issues? You can send your contributions to [email protected] or fill out the form by clicking here.
Past Events
Arab Ministerial Forum 2021 “The future of Social Protection in the Arab Region: building a vision for a post-COVID-19 reality”
Issue Based Coalition on Social Protection in the Arab Region / MENA | UNICEF MENA | ILO | IPC-IG | socialprotection.org

30 November
The output of this high-level event was a Ministerial Forum Declaration adopted by participants from 20 Arab countries, stating key guiding principles for post-COVID-19 social protection that will inform policy making for countries and international partners.
The big SP e-Vent: You spoke up, we listened—but what should we do next?
socialprotection.org | SPACE | NORCAP

16 November
This session aimed to build dialogue and collective reflection to strengthen synergies between different actors working with social protection and related areas. If you would like to participate in our brainstorming meeting in early 2022 about starting a community of practice, please e-mail [email protected].
COP 26 Event - Protecting the hardest hit: the critical role of social protection in building climate resilience, disaster response and gender equality

08 November
This event generated momentum on the importance of gender responsive social protection to build resilience and respond to climate-related disasters, protecting those most affected, especially women and girls, which are disproportionately impacted by climate change.
socialprotection.org’s new features
Academic Opportunities

Check our new page dedicated to academic and professional opportunities in the field of social protection, featuring scholarships, courses, master’s and doctoral vacancies from around the world.
Country Profiles

In this section, you can find country-specific social protection and economic data and browse different types of resources. Take a moment to explore countries’ legal and policy frameworks and social protection programmes and access publications, webinars, blog posts and much more!
Social Protection Podcast
Listen to the latest episode of the Social Protection Podcast: “The path towards social protection floors for all”. It explores nationally defined set of social protection systems that provide basic health and income support guarantees to all citizens, known as Social Protection floors. Our guests bring unique perspectives on where we are today on the path towards achieving the SDG 1 on social protection.
Programme Profile
General Food Distribution Programme
WFP in Djibouti

Targeted at refugees, this initiative aims to enhance the resilience of communities to shocks and chronic stress related to climate risks through the delivery of emergency food assistance in rural areas and of e-vouchers in vulnerable urban areas.
Social protection responses to compounding risks: Lessons from COVID-19 and climate-related disasters

This data dashboard maps social protection responses across countries, presenting specific information on COVID-19, climate-related disasters and its magnitude, and social protection at the national level. It compiles information from various sources and databases hosted by the John Hopkins University, Oxford University, the ILO, and the World Bank.
How Adaptive Social Protection can play a role in building more resilient communities in the Far North of Cameroon

by Eleanor Visas Gigah, socialprotection.org’s Ambassador from Cameroon
Managing climate risks through social protection
Learn about the different ways in which social protection can contribute to inclusive climate risk management, a strategy that addresses the needs of poor and vulnerable rural communities.
Job Opportunities
Roster of interns in Communications, Knowledge Management, Research, Programme and Operations
socialprotection.org & IPC-IG | Home-based, but interns may be asked to return to the Brasília office (Brazil) in the future | Learn more
Roster of local consultants in the Social and Economic Policy Unit at the Office of Research - Innocenti
UNICEF | Florence, Italy | Apply until 31 December 2021
Survey: The Community of Practice on South-South Cooperation for Children (CoP-SSC4) administrators are asking you to participate in a survey to provide insights into how they can optimize opportunities for connecting and exchanging good practices and solutions among SSC practitioners. Answer the survey.