Webinar Presentation - SPEC Webinar 10: Aligning Public Employment Programmes and Adaptive Social Protection

Slide presentation of the webinar held on 5 December 2019. Adaptive Social Protection is conceptualised as a series of measures aimed to build resilience of the poorest and most vulnerable people to climate change by combining elements of social protection, disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation (Arnall et al. 2010 cited in World Bank 2018). Public Employment Programmes (PEPs) are designed as labour-intensive infrastructure development initiatives aimed to provide cash transfers, food-based payments, livelihood generation, etc.

The key questions addressed during this webinar were:

  1. How can PEPs effectively be used to reduce the occurrence of recurring disasters such as droughts, floods etc?
  2. How can PEPs act as temporary assistance mechanisms during sudden climate-related shocks?
  3. How can PEPs ensure that the needs of poor and vulnerable communities and women are addressed adequately during climate shocks and extreme weather events?