Crisis and Continuity: Towards Inclusive, Resilient, and Environmentally Sustainable Social Policies in the Middle East and North Africa

The event will be in-person (Rabat, Morocco) & Online.

The Middle East and North Africa Social Policy (MENASP) Network is proud to announce its fifth biannual conference exploring social policy issues in the MENA region. It will bring together academics, practitioners, NGO and civil society representatives, and social policymakers at the Moroccan Institute for Advanced Studies (IMEA) in Rabat, Morocco and online – and follows in the tradition of stimulating gatherings already held in Bath, UK; Bonn, Germany; and Cairo, Egypt.

This is the first year the conference will have a hybrid format, welcoming participants in person in Rabat and online from around the world.

This year’s conference also marks the 10th Anniversary of the MENASP Network and will celebrate the Network’s achievements since its inception in 2013 along with goals for the coming decade and beyond.


In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the MENASP Network, the fifth edition of our biannual conference will focus on the implementation of social protection measures in the Middle East and North Africa region. We will specifically examine the countries that have undergone significant changes in social policy in response to recent crises.