Using social protection mechanisms to address inequalities in preparedness, response and recovery
Global Network of Civil Society Organizations for Disaster Reduction (GNDR)
Inter-American Conference on Social Security (CISS)
Secretariat of Central American Social Integration (SISCA)
3 November 2021
Parallel session 5
This session will feature storytellers and key actors’ presentations conveying their experiences in addressing inequalities in preparedness, response and recovery. Social protection has the potential to reduce poverty and extreme poverty linked to conditions of vulnerability to natural hazards. A social protection system designed and adapted to better anticipate and respond to shocks, in coordination with other sectors associated with risk management, can play an important role in enabling children and their families to better prepare for and face the impacts of disaster events, as well as to recover in a timely and appropriate manner. Only by becoming more integrated will social protection and disaster risk reduction programmes be able to contribute to advancing both the SDGs and the targets of the Sendai Framework. The achievement of this goal requires all intersectoral and territorial actions to be articulated in national social protection systems, from design to monitoring and evaluation.
This session will use storytelling and audience interaction to achieve the following goals:
- Identify good practices in strengthening local capacities for DRR through comprehensive social protection programmes, led by the State and with multi-stakeholder collaboration.
- Learn from different perspectives how social protection mechanisms can be flexible and adaptable to specific conditions and still be pertinent when talking about inequalities.
Liza Mariana Hernández Betancourth
Regional Lead for the Americas and the Caribbean, Global Network of Civil Society Organizations for Disaster Reduction (GNDR)
Executive Director, ONG Inclusiva
Coordinator, Dominican Churches Social Service
Secretary General, Secretariat of Central American Social Integration (SISCA)
Verhonica Zamudio Santos
Researcher, Inter-American Conference on Social Security (CISS)