Lessons learned from the COVID-19 crisis: moving towards inclusive social protection for persons with disabilities?

Sign language and live captioning were provided.
More than a year after the start of the pandemic, and in the midst of continuous crisis in many low- and middle-income countries, the event sought to take stock of the social protection response in support to persons with disabilities, the lessons learned based on case studies, consultation and engagement with social protection professionals and organisations of persons with disabilities.
The webinar provided the participants with:
  • An updated overview of the trends in social protection response for persons with disabilities and the lessons learned about the readiness of social protection systems.
  • An overview of ongoing initiatives that can contribute to make social protection systems more supportive to persons with disabilities and more shock-responsive (disability assessment, information system, costs of disability, adaptation of cash transfers…).   
  • A reflection on the evolution of engagement of persons with disabilities and their representative organisations and steps required to foster meaningful participation.
  • An update about normative framework evolution and upcoming consultation on technical guidance development). 



Charles Knox-Vydmanov, ILO-UNICEF-UNPRPD project

Amba Salelkar, IDA

Alexandre Cote, UNICEF

Quynh Anh Nguyen, ILO


Moderator: Felicity O Brien, DFAT


Resources: Social protection measures for persons with disabilities and their families in response to the Covid-19 crisis: an updated overview of trends


This is the fourth webinar of the Disability Inclusive Social Protection Series. The series is organised by Australia DFAT in partnership with the ILO-UNICEF inclusive social protection initiative supported by the UNPRPD COVID-19 joint program.