Protección Social

Social protection, resilience and climate change: learning by having fun

Resource Type: Video/Interview
Published: 11/04/2017

Social protection plays an important role in protecting poor and vulnerable people from natural hazards saving lives and livelihoods, while also enhancing families’ capacity to cope, respond and withstand threats and crises. Moreover, risk-informed and shock-responsive social protection systems enhance the resilience and decrease the vulnerability of the agricultural livelihoods, absorbing part of the humanitarian caseload. FAO is currently scaling-up its commitment in the field of Risk-Informed and Shock-Responsive Social Protection through evidence generation, policy support, direct implementation in emergency contexts and capacity development. FAO, together with the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre, is developing an interactive learning tool to facilitate learning on the potential benefits, and trade-offs in linking social protection, resilience and climate change policies. The tool allows national stakeholders and policymakers to experience first-hand the challenges that small holder farmers face when dealing with scarce availability of productive assets and deteriorating climate conditions.