Welcome to our November newsletter!
November has arrived with many useful resources in social protection! Join GIZ and PEI for a webinar on Adaptive Social Protection (ASP), listen to our latest podcast on food security and nutrition, discover a new database on gender-responsive social protection, read publications on universal social protection and digital privacy, and enrol in two revamped courses of the ASPects series! Also, check out our session dedicated to child-sensitive social protection. Enjoy your reading!
Upcoming Webinars 
How can Economic Inclusion contribute to Climate Resilient Development?
GIZ, PEI

29 November  | 09:00 (GMT-4)
Register now
How to use ICT for the benefit of Brazilian citizens
DCI

29 November  | 12:00 (GMT)
Register now
Disaster Risk Financing and Social Protection
UNICEF, WFP, DG ECHO


1 December  | 15:00 (GMT+7)
Register now
Social Protection Podcast
Episode #19 | Mind the Nutrition Gap—Social protection has an important role in improving food security and reducing the nutrition gap, ensuring that vulnerable populations can meet their nutritional needs. However, benefits cover only 5-10 per cent of household food costs, which have been on the rise.
We need your help for our end-of-year episode! As we will be looking back at the big trends and emerging challenges that shaped social protection in 2022 together with our guest, Ugo Gentilini, we would like to know your burning question about social protection this year! Ugo may respond to your question during the episode, so do not forget to add your name and organisation. Click here to contribute by 16 November.
Publications

Implementation Guide – Good Practices For Ensuring Data Protection And Privacy In Social Protection Systems
FCDO, GIZ/BMZ, DFAT, AFD, ADB, ILO, UNICEF, ISSA, FAO, EC, WFP, SPIAC-B, WBG (2022)
Database
Resources on Gender-Responsive Social Protection | SPIAC-B, socialprotection.org

This living collection of resources contains links to key documents and guidance for working at the intersection of topics such as child protection, gender-based violence and wage inequality, among others. The aim is to facilitate research, policy and implementation of gender-responsive programmes and interventions, with regular content updates.
e-Learning
New offer of the ASPects e-Learning Seriessocialprotection.org, IPC-IG, GIZ—Enrol now in the second offer of the first two micro-courses of the series on adaptive social protection (ASP). The courses ‘Programmes and Delivery Systems’ and ‘Data and information’ are free, and each takes from three to six hours to complete.
Academic Opportunities
Social protection and Health: Definitions, policy goals and global examples
Tampere University | Online | Deadline: 31 January 2023
 
Advanced Child Protection Studies (Master’s programme)
University of Birmingham | Online | Deadline: 1 July 2023
Job Opportunities
Social Policy Officer
UNICEF | Yangon | Deadline: 20 November 2022

Social Policy Specialist
UNICEF | Bangkok | Deadline: 21 November 2022
Advancing child-sensitive social protection
World Children’s Day is celebrated on 20 November—find out more about the importance of child-sensitive social protection! Read a special blog about children living in fragile settings; discover a publication on gender responsiveness and learn about child labour in a course by FAO; discover a programme in Kenya that has benefited over 350,000 children; and watch a video analysing the child-sensitivity of responses to COVID-19 in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.
Blog
Ten considerations for child-sensitive social protection in low resource fragile settings | by Nupur Kukrety (UNICEF)—Social protection systems in low resource fragile states are often nascent or absent. This blog presents ten considerations for strengthening or building social protection programmes for children living in such contexts.
 
This blog was especially produced for our November newsletter
Publications 

Access additional publications on child-sensitive social protection
curated by the socialprotection.org team and partners

Programme Profile
Cash Transfers for Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC)
Kenya

Since 2004, this programme has provided regular cash transfers to caretaking families living with OVCs. It aims at preventing the intergenerational transmission of poverty caused by HIV/AIDS, by encouraging fostering these children. This programme is jointly led by the Government of Kenya, UNICEF, the World Bank Group, and the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA). Learn more.
Multimedia
Video: Social protection responses to COVID-19 in MENA: Design, implementation and child-sensitivityIPC-IG, UNICEF
In this video, Samman Thapa highlights compelling aspects of a recent research report analysing the social protection responses to COVID-19 in MENA and evaluating the extent to which they have taken children’s needs into account.