Social Protection in times of #COVID19 | Issue #14
Issue #14 | 25 June 2020
Welcome to the 14th issue of our COVID-19 special newsletter. Our webinar series for this initiative already has 16 sessions on a variety of subjects related to social protection. To learn more about each one of them, please visit the Online Community subpage for the webinar series. If you have missed any of them, you will find the specific hyperlinks with their recording and written summaries on this page. If you would feel more comfortable reading these summaries in another language or would like to share them with someone who is not fluent in English, we are glad to remind you that the summaries have also been translated into French and Spanish. We would like to take this opportunity to thank the volunteers who have been supporting us with these translations.
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 been accessed more than 19,000 times. We suggest that you regularly visit the Online Community. Especially the following three sections: the first one offers a compilation of mappings and resources elaborated by various institutions; the second features the answers to questions asked during our webinars; and the third gathers webinars hosted by other platforms and organizations, 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 social protection responses to COVID-19. This 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 encouraged to contribute by sharing knowledge, joining and promoting discussion on this important topic. Learn more on how to collaborate. If you have any questions and/or suggestions, please send an email to [email protected].