Welcome to the new edition of socialprotection.org’s newsletter!

This month’s newsletter is dedicated to World Refugee Day, which will be celebrated on 20 June. Highlighting the importance of the date and its links with social protection, we bring you selected publications about cash transfers
programmes and interventions aiming to protect people in refugee situations. 

We would also like to seize this opportunity to invite you to participate in our brief Satisfaction Survey, which is open to all readers. It will only take 5 minutes and will help us improve the socialprotection.org platform. 

Finally, we would like to present our new Virtual Campus area, which brings to you easier access to online courses and webinars!  

We hope you enjoy your reading!
This report was produced as part of an Overseas Development Institute (ODI) project looking at a cash transfer programme for Syrian refugees in Jordan. It assessed the effects of cash transfers on reducing barriers to accessing basic services and employment, as well as considering the long-term implications of improvements in economic and social outcomes.
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Strategy introduces the overall strategic goal for cash-based interventions, sets out the strategic objectives and approaches, and the governance arrangements for implementation.

New Virtual Campus Feature
The socialprotection.org team is happy to introduce you to the new Virtual Campus area of the platform, where you can search through e-learning resources shared by members. These are classified by the following categories: self-paced courses, instructor-led courses and webinars. Please feel free to share your online course or webinar!
Don’t miss the following upcoming webinars!
22 June
3 PM (GMT +2)

29 June
11 AM (GMT -3)

in French

How to promote gender-responsive policies: The examples of Brazil and Mali 
 (Comment promouvoir des politiques qui tiennent compte de la problématique hommes-femmes ? Les exemples du Brésil et du Mali)

Continuing the GIZ-sponsored blog post series on Social Protection and Health, Knut Lönnroth makes the case for further improving linkages across health, social and labour sectors and increasing clarity on who is accountable for what, in the post Social protection in times of ill health – who’s mandate?” co-written with Diana Weil and Delia Boccia.

Programme in Turkey Uses Cash to Encourage School Attendance, published by Al-Fanar Media, on 31 May, 2017

Japan Contributes US$6 Million To Assist Local Communities and Malian Refugees in Southern-Eastern Mauritania, published by World Food Programme, on 23 May. 

Satisfaction Survey

In September 2015, we launched socialprotection.org as a member based online hub for global knowledge-sharing on social protection. In our first satisfaction survey, we would like to hear how you and your organization benefit from the platform and its services. Please help us improve socialprotection.org by answering this brief survey!

Check out the highlighted events of the month!

10-11 October
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the Social Security Research Centre (SSRC) are organizing this conference, which will discuss and deliberate on issues of migration and development in relation to social protection and how it could adapt to emerging challenges.

Until 15 July
More details here
Innocenti Research Centre - UNICEF launched a call for papers aiming to assemble high quality papers that will increase the understanding of: 1) the role of social protection in fragile contexts and settings of forced displacement and migration;  and 2) synergies across the humanitarian and development divide in both contexts.  
Discussion Forum
A good job opportunity can take you to a whole new career path. So check this out: UNHCR is hiring a Child Protection Expert in Africa, and EPRI is looking for a Social Policy Research Fellow in Cape Town

These are just two of the vacancies you can find on socialprotection.org’s Job Opportunities and Calls for Papers page. We invite you to share new offers in the field of social protection with the platform’s specialised community.
Ambassador Programme
June is the month to present the new socialprotection.org ambassadors for the Europe and Central Asia region. We also  invite you to visit the Ambassadors’ area of the platform to learn more about the programme.