Building Resilient Futures: Social Protection and Climate Change

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As part of the Social Protection Week in Zambia, the ILO, in collaboration with UNDP, will host a hybrid roundtable and webinar focused on climate-resilient development . This event aims to provide a comprehensive platform for discussion, blending various approaches to create long-term development perspectives while adapting to climate and environmental challenges. The session will emphasize solutions, prevention, and sustainability, guided by frameworks such as the UNDP strategy for integrating Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation, and the ILO's Just Transition framework.

The primary objectives are to deepen the understanding of integrated approaches to climate-resilient development, derive actionable strategies for strengthening social protection and job creation policies in Zambia from global lessons learned, and investigate sustainable financing mechanisms. 

The event will bring together policymakers, practitioners, researchers, representatives from civil society organizations, international organizations, and donor agencies to foster a collaborative and insightful discussion.

Speakers

Jean-Louis Lambeau, Social Protection Manager and Climate Change Expert, International Labour Organization (ILO)

Gary Haq, Human Ecologist, Senior Research Associate, Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) at York University 

David Stewart, Social Protection and Climate Change Financing Expert, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Jasmina Papa, Senior Social Protection Specialist, International Labour Organization (ILO), South Africa Regional Office

Hedges Tembo, Assistant Director of Green Economy and Climate Change, Ministry of Green Economy, Zambia 

Carol Zulu, Head of the Environment, Energy, and Climate Change Unit, UNDP in Zambia

(More TBC)

Moderator: Felix Mwenge, Social Protection Expert, International Labour Organization (ILO)