2 May 2023

Germany – Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ); United Kingdom – Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, FCDO; Social Protection Technical Assistance, Advice, and Resources Facility, STAAR

This webinar aimed to bring diverse experiences together to discuss how the risks, vulnerabilities, and opportunities of women and girls are different or heightened in crisis contexts, and what this means for social protection design and implementation. In particular, this webinar explored the roles of different actors in supporting social protection systems and programmes to respond to women’s and girls’ needs, including government, development partners, and civil society. The webinar highlighted the challenges faced by women and girls, but also the opportunities and resilience experienced by women and girls in crisis contexts. It then looked at different country examples of how social protection can play a critical role in addressing these risks and supporting these opportunities both by strengthening routine social protection systems as well as adapting social protection to crisis contexts.


  • Palak Rawal, Gender and Social Protection Consultant, World Bank
  • Alexandra Irani, Social Development Advisor, FCDO Lebanon
  • Lorenzo Rovelli, Innovation Project Coordinator, Senegal, UN Women with a contribution on video from President of the Network of Women Farmers of the North (REFAN)
  • Stefanie Bitengo, Gender and Social Development Officer at Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Development, Government of Kenya

Moderator: Ed Archibald, Lead Technical Adviser, STAAR

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Registrants: 162


Attendees: 73


Youtube views: 217

(until september/2023)