Welcome to our December newsletter!
Our end-of-year issue is geared to inspire and inform you with a plethora of new content. Sign up for an e-Learning initiative on how to prevent gender-based violence, register for an upcoming event, check out recently launched publications, and more! In the aftermath of the 27th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27), we present you with content on the role of social protection in climate adaption and mitigation, including a new podcast episode. Enjoy!
Closing event and launch of a Joint SDG Fund report on integrated social protection and LNOB

15 December 2022 | 09:00 (EST)
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Social Protection Podcast
Episode 20 | Addressing Climate Risks through Social Protection—How can social protection help address the risks posed by climate change? Our guests reflect on climate adaption and mitigation, focusing on possible pathways for environmental restoration and nature-based solutions.
How to leverage safety nets to prevent gender-based violence | World Bank—This course provides an overview of the recent impact evaluation literature on cash transfers and gender-based violence, as well as design and implementation tips for the social protection delivery chain to amplify the preventive potential of safety nets.
Paying tribute to two pioneering normative instruments charting the way towards universal social protection
by Kroum Markov, Maya Stern Plaza (ILO)—On the road to sustainable economic and social development, social protection is key. However, the path towards universal social protection (USP) is long, as more than half of the people on the planet lack access to any form of social protection.
Academic Opportunities
Call for papers: Centre for Social Protection International Conference – Reimagining social protection in a time of global uncertainty
BASIC, IDS | Brighton, UK | Deadline: 15 January 2023
Social Protection MSc
Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences | Blended | Deadline: 31 March 2023
Job Opportunities
Emergency Specialist - Beneficiary Data (HCT)
UNICEF | Geneva | Deadline: 16 December 2022

Internship: Program Business support Assistant (Safety Net Programme)
WFP | Hargeisa | Deadline: 18 December 2022
Taking climate action through social protection
The global risk posed by climate change affects populations disproportionately: the most vulnerable people are threatened and harmed most severely. As social protection addresses risks across the life cycle, it is crucial in supporting climate change adaptation and mitigation. Find out how social protection can facilitate an equitable transition towards a post-carbon economy in a special blog, COP27 event recordings and other curated content.
Social protection for climate adaptation among small-scale producers | by Gala Dahlet, Marco Knowles, Garima Bhalla (FAO)—Expanding access to social protection in rural areas is key to supporting poverty reduction and helping small-scale farmers cope with climate change. This group contributes the least to climate change, despite being severely hit by it.
This blog was especially produced for our December newsletter.
The authors also recommend a podcast episode and this updated e-Learning course.
Check out the recordings of selected events that took place during or in preparation for COP27, highlighting the key role of social protection in dealing with climate crises:
No Protection without Social Protection: Social Protection as Part of the Global Shield against Climate Risks

12 November 2022
Why Adaptive Social Protection is Key to Climate Resilience and Food Security
World Bank

12 November 2022
Be sure to watch the recording of other COP27 events related to social protection

Access additional publications on climate action and social protection,
curated by the socialprotection.org team and partners

Video: Shock-Responsive Social Protection in the Caribbean
WFP | Social protection systems are key when addressing the consequences of disasters and shocks on people’s lives and livelihoods. They are an indispensable tool for governments to use when a shock-responsive approach is needed. Understand why and how in this video.