HLPF 2020 Side Event—Sharing Economic Benefits: Social Protection as a tool for Building Back Better after COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic has placed in sharp relief the urgent need for robust and flexible social protection systems. This Zoom webinar will showcase some of the best recent examples of innovative approaches to action and delivery on social protection from around the world, and will offer lessons for responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, building back better, and accelerating the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

July 7th 12:00 PM EST

Zoom Webinar

The roundtable discussion will include government representatives from Indonesia, Ethiopia, and Uruguay relating country experiences of social protection and COVID-19 response, and several experts, including representatives of the World Bank’s Global Social Development Unit and the OECD’s Inclusive Growth Unit, sharing their respective findings.

Sarah Cliffe
, NYU Center on International Cooperation

Alicia Bárcena
, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean

Dr. Diani Sadiawati, Senior Advisor, Deputy Minister of National Development Planning, Government of Indonesia

H.E. Dr. Ergogie Tesfaye, Minister of Labour and Social Affairs, Government of Ethiopia

Dr. Rola Dashti, Executive Director, UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia

H.E. Luis Bermudez, Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative, The Permanent Mission of Uruguay to the United Nations

Ingo Wiederhofer, Acting Global Director and Lead Social Development Specialist at The World Bank Social Development Global Practice

Romina Boarini, OECD Senior Advisor and Coordinator of the Inclusive Growth Initiative

Dr. Attiya Waris, Director of Research and Enterprise and Associate Professor of Fiscal Law and Policy, University of Nairobi


Please RSVP through this link.

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Jul 07, 2020