Lunch Presentation III (Part 9 of 15)

This is the ninth of 15 videos of this conference, which was held on May 13, 2014, at the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration (SSA). It was a first-of-its-kind forum for innovative economic strengthening research dedicated to improving health, education, and well-being outcomes of vulnerable children, adolescents, families, and communities in low-resource settings, including children affected by HIV/AIDS and humanitarian disasters. This conference was organized by Fred Ssewamala, Associate Professor in SSA and Director of the Columbia University International Center for Child Health and Asset Development. The chair for Lunch Presentations was Gina M. Samuels, Associate Professor in SSA. The presenter was Michael Samson, Director of Research, Economic Policy Research Institute, Cape Town, South Africa.

Interview with Dr. Michael Samson – How is South Africa bringing agriculture and social protection together?

FAO, with support from UNICEF and in collaboration with other members of the Agriculture and Social Protection in Africa Technical Reference Group, which include the African Institute for Health and Development (AIHD), the Africa Platform for Social Protection (APSP), the African Union (AU), New Partnership for African Development (NEPAD), World Food Programme (WFP), and the World Bank organized a two-day consultative workshop on 25 and 26 November 2014 in Cape Town, South Africa.

During the workshop, as part of the From Protection to Production (PtoP) Regional Workshop “Strengthening Coherence between Agriculture and Social Protection”, FAO interviewed EPRI’s Director of Research, Dr. Michael Samson. The topic of the interview was: How is South Africa bringing agriculture and social protection together?

*All materials, videos and photos produced as part of FAO’s From Protection to Production (PtoP) project.

UNICEF Thailand: What is a child support grant?

A video about the concept of Child Support Grant as a social protection for children from low-income families.

Child support grants are regular cash payments made to the parents or caregivers of children living in poor households to help meet essential living costs; in some countries they are called child allowances or child benefits.