In this issue of our monthly newsletter, we will look back at the most relevant content we shared last year. It is a retrospective of a period that brough us many challenges, but it was also very important to encourage discussions and promote improvements on social protection systems worldwide. This selection of content focused on social protection responses to COVID-19, but not exclusively. Other relevant resources for the global social protection community can also be found in the links below. We hope it inspires you and gives you some insights into the future of social protection.
In 2020, socialprotection.org hosted 67 webinars including the ones in the Social Protection Responses to COVID-19 Series. In this issue, we highlight a few of our most watched webinars. To learn more about one of our platform's key features, watch this short video and navigate through our webinars booklet.
Due to the social distancing measures imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, many events were held online during 2020. In order to attend to this increasing demand and also to host our first conference, socialprotection.org created a new section on the platform.
Organised by socialprotection.org, in collaboration with IPC-IG, DFAT and GIZ, and the support of SPACE, it provided a global and open space for knowledge sharing on responses to COVID-19, and to discuss the future of social protection in a post-pandemic scenario.
2020 was a great year for e-learning opportunities and socialprotection.org invested in new courses for its members. Below, we highlight the courses launched on the platform last year.
Poverty Analysis to achieve SDGs 1 and 2 FAO | IPC-IG The course focuses on strengthening capacity in the use of rural poverty analysis. It covers the multiple and inter-sectoral elements to support policy and programme design and implementation in towards eradicating poverty and hunger sub-Saharan African countries.
What is Social Protection? An introduction* IPC-IG | GIZ This course introduces the concept of social protection by discussing how it has changed over time, presenting different conceptual approaches and existing definitions and, finally, discussing how social protection cuts across other policies.
Social protection programmes* IPC-IG | GIZ This self-paced course introduces different types of social protection programmes and their main design features. It also discusses how these programmes can be classified under the main instruments of social protection.
*both courses are part of the micro-course series on Social Protection Fundamentals and Topics
Last year, we also hosted the 5th and 6th run of the e-Transform course, with the first being dedicated to members of African training institutions. Following up on their success, the 7th run of the course will start soon.
Also, in the past year, ILO launched the World Social Protection Data Dashboards. A digital tool aimed at providing in depth country-level statistics on various dimensions of social protection systems. A virtual launch was held to familiarize users with the features and functionalities of the dashboards. The recording of the launch and the materials used are available here.