How can Economic Inclusion contribute to Climate Resilient Development?

PEI Open House x ASPects

Webinar Series Collaboration


Economic inclusion (EI) programs present an opportunity to promote sustainable livelihoods for the poorest. Considering the 27th Conference of the Parties (COP 27) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), there is growing interest in how governments can scale up these programs to increase resilience to climate change and help transition to a greener economy. The social protection and jobs discourse is at an important inflection point in advancing this agenda with economic inclusion programs providing several key interventions that support climate resilient development including (i) adaptive safety nets (ii) sustainable food & eco-systems and (iii) green livelihoods and jobs.

During the webinar, we will present emerging experiences from a diverse range of countries and programs. The conversation will focus on (i) motivation for economic inclusion programs that address climate change priorities and the political economy; (ii) early design and implementation considerations including specific climate adaptation/ mitigation interventions; and (iii) practical lessons in moving forward on a cross-sectoral agenda taking in account concerns across environment, agriculture, and gender. 

Simultaneous interpretation will be available in Arabic, French, Portuguese, and Spanish.



Christian Bodewig, Practice Manager, Social Protection & Jobs Western and Central Africa, World Bank

Dr. Atef El Shabrawy, FORSA Program Advisor, Ministry of Social Solidarity, Egypt

Kerstin Imbusch, Deputy Head of Division 103 Population policy, social protection, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

Yogesh Kumar, Commissioner, MGNREGA, Department of Rural Development, Uttar Pradesh, India

Moderator: Puja Dutta, Senior Economist, PEI/ World Bank


PEI Open House is a monthly webinar series where leading experts and organizations will explore fresh perspectives on economic inclusion programming, country-level innovations, and important intersections in building inclusive economic opportunities. Join us on Twitter to stay tuned for more.

ASPects – Practice Exchange on ASP is a webinar series organized by the GIZ SPIL on behalf of BMZ in cooperation with and other partners, it aims at informing the global public policy dialogue on building back better systems and better preparedness for future shock.


This will be the nineth session of the ASPects Practice Exchange on Adaptive Social Protection Webinar Series and within this framework is particularly related to the Building Block “Programs” of the WB’s Adaptive Social Protection framework