Child-focused Social Protection in the Age of Cash, Conflicts, Cities & Climate Risks

Hybrid inter-active session at Geneva's Humanitarian Partnership Networks' Week (HNPW) on 25 April 2023, 2 pm - 3:30 pm (CET) Geneva time with Global Alliance for Urban Crisis, Cities for Children Global Alliance, Habitat for Humanity, IFRC, UNICEF, Save the Children, World Vision and Government representatives.

According to UNICEF, 1 bn children are vulnerable to the impact of climate change (US$ 8 Trillion is the estimated cumulative damage from climate change by 2050, impoverishing the world by 3% of GDP) - urban spaces are at the same time directly impacted by climate risks and are host to climate displaced people from rural areas, affected by fragility and poverty. Often social protection systems and other governance mechanisms of municipalities and other authorities are not geared to support affected populations impacted by these scenarios, while humanitarian action and disaster preparedness lack financing and holistic, adaptive approaches.

In order to not only articulate vulnerability better from a children’s perspective but also leverage and connect existing tools, solutions and mechanisms, the session aims to convey current and increasing extent of multi-dimensional vulnerability as well as new approaches leveraging existing tools, mechanisms, synergies more holistically across urban, humanitarian, social protection and climate risk and child protection experts, initiate dialogue and collaboration between different thematic and sector networks beyond HNPW 2023.

Please register online at the HNPW event link (https://vosocc.unocha.org/Report.aspx?page=o0t9pExuBwPV6MxQ4aZ48v9NG92lB...) to access the zoom-connection or join in person after registering for HNPW at the CICG, Salle 9 in Geneva.