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International conference on social protection, Tanzania, December 2014

TanzaniaLogos Hosted by the Poverty Eradication Department in the Ministry of Finance of the Government of Tanzania, with support of UNICEF, ILO and the Economic Policy Research Institute (EPRI)

Dr. Michael Samson of the Economic Policy Research Institute (EPRI) will be in attendance of the International Conference for Social Protection: ‘Building Effective and Sustainable Systems for Equitable Growth Perspectives, Policies and Best Practices’ on December 15-17, 2014 in Arusha, Tanzania. Find more information, including registration for attendance here: http://www.unicef.org/tanzania/11527_conference.html

Conference abstract

A three-day international conference on Social Protection: Building Effective and Sustainable Systems for Equitable Growth will take place from 15th to 17th December 2014 in Arusha, Tanzania. The conference will gather policy-makers, researchers and practitioners directly involved in the planning, design, and implementation of social protection programmes and systems, with the objective of encouraging South-South exchange of cutting-edge knowledge and best practices. The Arusha Conference intends to specifically harness this learning and use it to support Tanzania’s ongoing efforts in scaling up its Productive Social Safety Net (PSSN) Programme to reach all extreme poor by mid-2015. Further, this will contribute to the strengthening of social protection systemsincluding strong engagement of key social sectors, and inform the next steps of the social protection agenda in the country and the region.

The conference will be hosted by the Poverty Eradication Department in the Ministry of Finance of the Government of Tanzania, with support of UNICEF, ILO and the Economic Policy Research Institute (EPRI).

We look forward to seeing you in Arusha!

For any conference-related inquiry, please write to:tanzaniacsp@unicef.org


Learning Event on Enabling Environments for Financial Inclusion Linkages to Social Protection Programmes: 20 – 23 October 2014

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The EPRI team is in Phalaborwa, Limpopo Province, South Africa, for the “Learning Event on Enabling Environments for Financial Inclusion Linkages to Social Protection Programmes” from 20 – 23 October 2014. The workshop is being hosted together with the National Department of Social Development, and the Ford Foundation. Thank you to Mr. Elroy Paulus, for the collage photo of the first day’s activities.

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INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE – CALL FOR PROPOSALS AND PAPERS
Social Protection: Building Effective and Sustainable Systems for Equitable Growth
Perspectives, Policies and Best Practices
December 15-17, 2014
Arusha, Tanzania
Organized by Ministry of Finance and supported by UNICEF, ILO and EPRI

A three-day international conference on Social Protection: Building Effective and Sustainable Systems for Equitable
Growth will take place from 15th to 17th December 2014 in Arusha, Tanzania. The conference will gather policy-makers,
researchers and practitioners directly involved in the planning, design, and implementation of social protection
programmes and systems, with the objective of encouraging South-South exchange of cutting-edge knowledge and
best practices. The Arusha Conference intends to specifically harness this learning and use it to support Tanzania’s
ongoing efforts in scaling up its Productive Social Safety Net (PSSN) Programme to reach all extreme poor by mid-2015.
Further, this will contribute to the strengthening of social protection systemsincluding strong engagement of key social
sectors, and inform the next steps of the social protection agenda in the country and the region.
The conference will be hosted by the Poverty Eradication Department in the Ministry of Finance of the Government of
Tanzania, with support of UNICEF, ILO and the Economic Policy Research Institute (EPRI) and other development
partnersthat are actively involved in the social protection area within the United Nations Development Assistance Plan
(UNDAP)’s Delivering as One

Abstracts of papers and any conference-related enquiries should be addressed to the conference organizers at
tanzaniacsp@unicef.org (alternative emails for contact: btarga@unicef.org and kiaga@ilo.org). Please register your
interest by email to receive conference updates.

 

To download the full document, please click HERE

Group Photo: Designing and Implementing Social Transfer Programmes: Chiang Mai, Thailand

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Look at this amazing group of people who joined us in Chiang Mai, Thailand for our annual flagship course, Designing and Implementing Social Transfer Programmes, hosted from 6-17 October 2014! We have a total of 68 participants in the first week from more than 15 different countries.

Group Photo: Social Protection Training Course in Ha Long, Vietnam – 26-30 August 2014

From 26 – 30 August 2014, EPRI worked together with UNDP and the The Ministry of Labour – Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) to host a social protection training in Ha Long, Viet Nam. The course was titled “Designing and Implementing Social Assistance Policies in Viet Nam” and 52 policy makers and donor organisation representatives attended the training.1

EPRI hosted a social protection course in Ha Long, Viet Nam

From 26 – 30 August 2014, EPRI worked together with UNDP and the The Ministry of Labour – Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) to host a social protection training in Ha Long, Viet Nam. The course was titled “Designing and Implementing Social Assistance Policies in Viet Nam” and 52 policy makers and donor organisation representatives attended the training. Follow the link below for some photos of the final day and certificate ceremony:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/126759770@N07/with/14959201447/

Photo Caption: from left to right: MOLISA Vice Minister Nguyen Trong Dam, Louise Chamberlain (Country Director, UNDP), Dr. Michael Samson (Director of Research, EPRI) and (at the podium) Mr.Nguyen Van Hoi (Director of Social Protection Department of  MOLISA)

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EPRI is in Mozambique!

Moz14PicFacebookCropped20140811aANEPRI has been hosting a social protection course, Desenho e Implementação de Programas de Proteção Social em Moçambique in Namaacha, Mozambique from 3-15 August 2014, and has just entered the second week of training. Around 62 policy makers from all over Mozambique is attending the course.

FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Mr. Agostinho Pessane, Provincial Director of Women and Social Action of Maputo Province, Ms. Lucia Bernardete, Director of INAS (National Institute of Social Action), Mr. Dionisio Matos (OVC Program Manager at USAID), Dr. Michael Samson (Director of Research at EPRI), Mr. Graciano Langa, Deputy Director of Planning and Corporation (MMAS), Mr. Miguel Mausse, National Director of Social Action (MMAS), Ms. Tania Vaz, Director of Human Resources (MMAS), Her Excellency Ms. Yolanda Cintura, Minister of Women and Social Action (MMAS), Ms. Ingrid van Niekerk, Executive Co-Director and Senior Researcher, District Administrator of Namaacha.

EPRI's social transfer course now open for registration: 6-17 October 2014, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Upcoming courses

Click on the links below for more information or to apply.

Designing and Implementing Social Transfer Programmes - apply HERE
Chiang Mai, Thailand
6-17 October 2014

Social protection policy - apply HERE
Chiang Mai, Thailand
13-17 October 2014

Micro-simulation models for policy analysis - apply HERE
Chiang Mai, Thailand
13-17 October 2014

Monitoring and evaluating social protection programmes - apply HERE
Chiang Mai, Thailand
13-17 October 2014

Financial inclusion and economic opportunity: linkages to social protection - apply HERE
Chiang Mai, Thailand
13-17 October 2014

Ageing and Social Pensions - apply HERE
Chiang Mai, Thailand
13-17 October 2014