GCSPF at the Global e-Conference “Turning the COVID-19 crisis into an opportunity: What’s next for social protection?”

e-GCSPF # 45 – October 2020
 

Global e-Conference
5, 6 and 8 October 2020

Turning the COVID-19 crisis into an opportunity: What’s next for social protection

socialprotection.org organised the Global e-Conference “Turning the COVID-19 crisis into an opportunity: What’s next for social protection?”, which took place on October 5, 6 and 8.

The GCSPF promoted the Global Fund for Social Protection and had a virtual booth to interact with participants.

Members of the GCSFP participated in different activities, see the list below.

If you missed any session you would like to have joined or just want to revisit a discussion, the recordings for the event are already available.

Side event 1: A Global Fund for Social Protection

The global community of nations has long decided to ensure the Human Right of all people to social protection. Studies have shown that ensuring a basic level of social protection for all is affordable for most countries and definitely for the global community of nations. A solidarity-based Global Fund for Social Protection could support countries to design, implement and, in specific cases, co-finance national floors of social protection. This side event offers civil society and academic perspectives on the proposal of a Global Fund for Social Protection and gives room to discuss ways and means of turning this idea into reality.

Moderator: Alison Tate – Speakers: • Valérie Schmitt (ILO) • Gabriel Fernandez (APSP) • Markus Kaltenborn (Ruhr University Bochum) • Sulistri Afrileston (ITUC) • Michael Cichon (GCSPF) • Marcus Manuel (ODI)

This session recording is available here.

Tuesday, October 6

RT 2 – Older people’s livelihoods and social protection during COVID-19 and beyond
Moderator: Florian Juergens – Speakers: • Rosita Lacson • Nuno Cunha • Aura Sevilla

This session recording is available here.

Virtual Booth Talks 4 – Extending social protection to workers in the informal economy in the COVID-19 crisis and beyond
Speakers: Christina Behrendt • Laura Alfers • Quynh Anh Nguyen

The presentation by WIEGO is available here.

RT 3 – Financing universal social protection during COVID-19 and beyond: A case for national and global solidarity to build social protection systems which are adequate, sustainable and adapted to developments in the world of work
Moderator: Bart Verstraeten – Speakers: • A.K.M Mizanur Rahman • Anousheh Karvar • Ugo Gentilini • Matthias Thorns • Valérie Schmitt • Nenad Rava • Alison Tate

This session recording is available here. Presentationas are available here.

RT 4 – Unemployment protection and its extension to workers in the informal economy
Moderator: Celine Peyron Bista – Speakers: • Laura Alfers • Renata Nowak-Garmer

This session recording is available here.

RT 6 -Different perspectives of the role of the ‘political economy’ in building back better social protection systems for the furthest behind in Covid-19 Times
Moderator. Michelle Winthrop – Speakers: • Patricia Conboy • Sintayehu Demissie Admasu • Stephen Devereux • Michael Samson

This session recording is available here.

Clinic 7B – Linking – and transitioning between – non-contributory (social assistance) and contributory (social insurance) social protection for informal workers and beyond
This clinic will be hosted by the ILO and WIEGO.

This session recording is available here.

Wednesday, October 7

Side event 2: Expanding Social Protection to Decrease Inequality
Moderator: Britta Olofsson – Speakers: • Carin Jämtin • Michael Samson • Joakim Palme • Winnie Fiona Mwasiaji • Ulrika Lång • Gunnel Axelsson Nycander

This session recording is available here. Presentation available here.

Thursday, October 8

Expert panel discussion 2: Implications of the COVID-19 crisis for universal social protection
Moderator: Fabio Veras Soares – Speakers: • Juan M. Villa • Rachel Moussié • Michal Rutkowski • Shahra Razavi • Natalia Winder Rossi

This session recording is available here.

   
   
   

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