7 May 2020 


The current COVID-19 crisis further exposes the relevance of social protection systems in creating resilience to crises and strengthening countries’ disaster risk response. In this webinar, the panellists discussed trends in social assistance financing, while considering the implications of African countries’ social assistance financing for COVID-19 crisis preparedness and response. 


  • Saurabh Sinha, Chief of Employment and Social Protection Section, UNECA 
  • Gift Dafuleya, Lecturer at University of Venda and Research Associate at the Center of Social Development in Africa, University of Johannesburg 

Moderator: Renata Nowak-Garmer, Social Protection and Employment Specialist, UNDP Regional Service Centre Africa 

Registrants: 327

Attendees: 158

Youtube views: 261

(until august/2020)