15 June, 2021 – 14:00 GMT+3
Organiser: African Union, AUThe Africa Platform for Social Protection, APSPHelpAge InternationalWomen in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing, WIEGOSave the ChildrenFriedrich Ebert Stiftung, FES (Friedrich Ebert Foundation)International Labour Organization, ILO
To provide a platform for an engaging conversation between African Governments, civil society organizations, and people affected by COVID-19 on how to address critical social protection gaps exposed by pandemic and progress towards inclusive and rights-based social protection, the African Union, the Africa Social Protection Platform, HelpAge International, WIEGO, Save the Children, the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) – Zambia, and the ILO Regional Office for Eastern and Southern Africa are organizing a virtual dialogue made up of three connected webinars. The conversation will revolve around the VOICES of affected populations, the ACTIONS of Governments to expand social protection during COVID-19, and Africa’s VISIONS for social protection as part of an inclusive recovery.
This third and final webinar of the African Dialogue on COVID-19 and the Future of Social Protection series is dedicated to sharing stakeholders’ forward-looking visions for rights-based social protection in Africa. We will hear from representatives of the African Union, Governments, and civil society organizations about the importance of Africa’s social protection frameworks and priorities in guiding collective efforts to expand social protection, and what actions different actors are taking to realize these ambitions. The webinar will enable participants to directly engage with the speakers and ask questions.
The sessions will be live translated into English, French, Arabic, and Portuguese. We advise participants interested in listening to the interpretation to download the Zoom application (desktop/mobile).
Oumar Diop, Senior Officer Labour Officer, African Union Commission
Sheila Nkunika, Senior Social Protection Specialist, Save the Children – Nigeria
Dr Pamhidzai H. Bamu, Law Programme Regional Coordinator Africa, Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO)
Carole Agengo, Africa Regional Representative, HelpAge International
Sergio Falange, Executive Director, Mozambican Platform for Social Protection, African Platform for Social Protection
Dr Laura Alfers, Director, Social Protection Programme, Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO)
Sabelo Mbokazi, Head of Division, Labour, Employment and Migration, African Union Commission
Chairperson: Simon Nhongo, Zimbabwe Social Protection Platform, Southern Africa Representative African Platform for Social Protection
This is the third webinar of the African Dialogue on COVID-19 and the Future of Social Protection series, jointly organised by the African Union, the Africa Social Protection Platform, HelpAge International, WIEGO, Save the Children, the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) – Zambia, and the ILO Regional Office for Eastern and Southern Africa.