14 February 2023

Germany – Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

Social protection has proven its value in crisis situations, as adaptable systems can better meet people’s needs and prevent vulnerable households from falling into poverty due to shocks. Adaptive Social Protection (ASP) systems can provide timely temporary assistance to affected households before, during, or after a crisis. Linking Disaster Risk Financing (DRF) approaches to ASP offers advantages like accelerated assistance delivery and quick action plans. Disaster risk financing tools are increasingly used for timely response in adaptive social protection.

This webinar discussed the challenges and opportunities of applying a disaster risk financing approach to adaptive social protection, sharing key lessons from various sectors. The session is part of the ‘ASPects — Practice Exchange on Adaptive Social Protection’ webinar series, where practitioners, experts, and policymakers share perspectives on ASP. Each webinar focuses on a specific aspect of the ASP Building Blocks, and this session explores adaptive social protection from the angle of Building Block 3 (Finances).



  • Alexander Jäger, Senior Specialist at World Bank
  • Felix Lung, Social Protection Specialist at World Bank, Washington D.C.
  • Mulder Mkutumula, Scalable Coordinator at National Local Government Finance Committee (NLGFC), Malawi
  • Raja Nazaruddin, Associate Project Manager, United Nations University – Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS)

Moderator: Veronika Bertram, Lead Risk Finance Advisor at Centre for Disaster Protection (CDP)

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Registrants: 301


Attendees: 127


Youtube views: 328

(until september/2023)