24 March 2022 


The event was devised to: 

  • Provide a background of what the current scenarios for low- and middle-income countries look like, including some data-informed simulations of which countries may be most affected – and a quick reminder of previous food and fuel crisis impacts 
  • Outline what adaptations in national social protection systems and programmes have proven to be powerful tools to complement humanitarian action as well as broader macroeconomic measures and efforts to diversify food supply 
  • Discuss the most pressing investments and measures to strengthen the adaptability of social protection systems now, so a large-scale humanitarian crisis could be cushioned 


  • Opening: Dr. Tania Vorwerk, Director Global Health, Pandemic Prevention and One Health, German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) 
  • Framing: Holger Matthey, Senior Economist with the Markets and Trade Division, FAO  
  • Sarah Laughton, Chief Social Protection Unit, WFP 
  • Ugo Gentilini, Global Lead for Social Assistance, World Bank 
  • Sam Muradzikwa, Chief Social Policy Section, UNICEF Ethiopia  
  • Marco Knowles, Senior Social Protection Officer with the Inclusive Rural Transformation and Gender Equality Division, FAO 

Moderator: Edward Archibald, Independent social protection consultant and Lead Technical Adviser of STAAR (Social Protection Technical Assistance, Advice and Resources) 

Webinar materials:


Registrants: 352


Attendees: 191


Youtube views: 380

(until august/2022)