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Monday, 4th June 2018 from 13.00 to 14.30, Sheikh Zayed Centre

FAO’s role in social protection: Innovation to achieve zero hunger, reduce poverty and build resilient communities

 

About the event:

The event will gather representatives of FAO partners in social protection to discuss important achievements made thus far – and the way forward – to continue to increase rural prosperity, food security and resilience through the scale-up of social protection systems. A poster exhibition following on the deliberations will provide participants with an opportunity to visualize in numbers and images the impact of social protection successes at global and country levels.

Purpose:

The aim of the event is to showcase FAO’s work on Social protection, emphasize the importance of social protection for rural development and resilience, show its positive impact across various regions, and call for further expansion of FAO’s social protection work across countries.

Concept Note &
Agenda :

FAO’s role in social protection: Innovation to achieve zero hunger, reduce poverty and build resilient communities

Responsible office:

SP3 & SP5, with ESP & TCR collaboration

Presentations:

FAO’s role in social protection: Innovation to achieve zero hunger, reduce poverty and build resilient communities
Benjamin Davis, Strategic Programme Leader, Reducing Rural Poverty, FAO & Dominique Burgeon, Strategic Programme Leader, Resilience, FAO

Opening remarks:

Daniel Gustafson, Deputy Director-General for Programmes, FAO

Panellists:

  • Amadou Canar Diop, Head of Operations Division for the General Delegation for Social Protection and National Solidarity (DGPSN), Government of Sénégal.
  • Wafaa Dikah Hamze, Senior Adviser to the Minister of Agriculture, Government of Lebanon
  • Alfredo Suárez Mieses, Secretary General of Central American Secretariat for Social Integration (SISCA), Central American Integration Systems (SICA)
  • Jan-Artur Sienczewski, Minister Counsellor, European Union Delegation, Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO)
  • Ugo Gentilini, Senior Economist, Social Protection and Jobs Global Practice, World Bank Group
  • Christina Dankmeyer, Adviser in the Sector Initiative Social Protection, Deutsche Gesellschaft für International Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

 

Closing remarks:

Kostas Stamoulis, Assistant Director-General, Economic and Social Development Department, FAO.

Languages:

English, French, Spanish

Webcast link:

http://www.fao.org/webcast/home/en/item/4750/icode/

Twitter hashtag:

#CL159; #socialprotection