Issue #21 | 27 August 2020
On this edition of our special COVID-19 newsletter, we would like to remind you that our related community contains key information to facilitate access to the Social Protection Approaches to COVID-19: Expert advice helpline (SPACE). This is an initiative intended to provide technical advice to government representatives who are responsible for the maintenance and adaptation of social protection systems in response to the crisis caused by the pandemic. The helpline was created jointly by 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
Gendered impacts of COVID-19 and social protection responses in rural areas
SPIAC-B | IPC-IG | GIZ | DFAT

27 August
14:00 (GMT+2)

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Inclusion of persons with disabilities in social protection for COVID-19 recovery and beyond
DFAT | UNPRPD | UNICEF | ILO | IPC-IG | GIZ

01 September
19:30 (GMT+10)

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Rethinking economic inclusion for the poorest in the COVID-19 context
BRAC

03 September
08:00 (EST/GMT-4)

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GBV & Social Protection in COVID-19 and beyond – evidence & emerging practice
SPIAC-B | IPC-IG | GIZ | DFAT

10 September
09:00 (EDT/GMT-4)

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Past Webinars on COVID-19
Social protection responses to COVID-19: challenges and opportunities to urban settings in Sub-Saharan Africa
IPC-IG | GIZ | DFAT

25 August
 
Profiles of the social protection systems of Nepal, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan prior to COVID-19 and snapshots of their responses to the pandemic
IPC-IG | UNICEF

20 August
 
Social Protection and Violence against Women and Girls in the Indo Pacific region: Responding to COVID-19
SPIAC-B | IPC-IG | GIZ | DFAT

18 August
 
The role of local and national actors in linking humanitarian cash and social protection in response to the COVID-19 pandemic
IFRC | UNICEF | DFID

13 August
 
News, documents and other relevant materials 
Global
East Asia & Pacific
Myanmar New Zealand South Korea Regional
Europe & Central Asia
Georgia Ireland Moldova Montenegro Scotland United Kingdom Uzbekistan Regional
Latin America & Caribbean
Argentina Brazil Chile Colombia Ecuador Guatemala Paraguay Peru Uruguay Regional
Middle East & North Africa
North America
South Asia
Sub-Saharan Africa
Burkina Faso Kenya South Africa
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. We suggest that you regularly visit the COVID-19 Online Community for up-to-date content on social protection policies and operational measures taken worldwide in response to the pandemic. Become a member, join the discussions and share your thoughts!

This initiative comprises an Online Community, a webinar series and a 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].