The Global Development Commons (GDC) and the Lancet COVID-19 Commission: Social Protection
December 11, 2020
The Center for Sustainable Development and the Lancet COVID-19 Commission helped to organize a policy dialogue on social protection in collaboration with the Evaluation Office and the Social Policy Section of UNICEF's Global Development Commons. The event dialogue centered around this question: How are social protection programs responding to the needs of vulnerable groups during COVID and what more can be done in the next two years?
The event included opening remarks from Henrietta Fore, the Executive Director of UNICEF and Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs, the Director of CSD and Chairman of the Lancet COVID-19 Commission.
Ibrahim Abubakar, Director of the Institute of Global Health at the University College London (UCL)
Michael Samson, Director of Research at the Economic Policy Research Institute (EPRI) in South Africa
Natalia Winder-Rossi, Associate Director of Social Policy at UNICEF
Valerie Schmitt, Deputy Director of Social Protection at the International Labour Organization (ILO)
CO-CHAIRS OF THE TASK FORCE ON HUMANITARIAN ACTION, SOCIAL PROTECTION AND VULNERABLE GROUPS:
Gabriela Cuevas Baron, Honorary President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union
George Laryea-Adjei, Director of Evaluation at UNICEF
Vaira Vike-Freiberg, Former President of Latvia
Task Force Secretariat: Ozge Karadag Caman, Public Health Researcher, Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University
Session moderator: Uyen Kim Huynh, Innovation Specialist at UNICEF