Issue #10 | 28 May 2020
On this edition of our special COVID-19 newsletter, we would like to highlight a new page on our related Online Community. It features the Social Protection Approaches to COVID-19: Expert advice helpline (SPACE). It is intended to provide technical advice on social protection to governments representatives who are dealing with the maintenance and adaptation of their social protection systems in response to the crisis caused by the pandemic. This is a joint initiative of DFID’s Better Assistance in Crises (BASIC) and Gender Responsive Social Protection (GSP) programmes and GIZ, funded by UKAid and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). Learn more here.
Upcoming Webinars on COVID-19
Identification and registration of beneficiaries for SP responses in the wake of COVID-19: challenges and opportunities
IPC-IG | GIZ | DFAT

02 June
09:00 (GMT+2)
Legal Frameworks on Social Assistance in Africa
UNDP


04 June
16:00 (GMT+2/EAT)
Past Webinars on COVID-19
Impact of COVID-19 on public works programs: policy options in the short and medium-term
SPEC | IPC-IG | GIZ DFAT

26 May
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Online Community
The COVID-19 outbreak requires responses that extend far beyond the health sector, including measures to assist people in need and protect them from falling into poverty. Access the COVID-19 Online Community for up-to-date, global, regional and country-level content on social protection policies and operational measures in response to the pandemic. Since the beginning of this initiative, the Community has had more than 16,000 accesses. We suggest that you regularly visit three sections of this Online Community: the first one offers a compilation of mappings and resources elaborated by various institutions; the second features the answers for questions asked during our webinars; and the third one gathers webinars hosted by other platforms and organisations, which are not featured in this newsletter. Become a member, join the discussions and share your thoughts!

This initiative comprises an Online Community, a webinar series and a weekly newsletter, , all of which feature worldwide efforts on social protection responses to COVID-19. It is a joint effort initiated by the International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG), the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) of Australia, in collaboration with the socialprotection.org online platform. All partners and organisations are welcome and strongly invited to contribute by sharing knowledge and discussing their findings on social protection responses to the crisis. Learn more on how to collaborate. If you have any questions or comments, please send an email to [email protected].