18 August, 2022 


This webinar explored vital lessons, challenges, and opportunities from a range of country contexts, and how such inter-country and inter-region learning could be harnessed in the design and implementation of effective social protection and child benefit programmes. 

Objectives of the UNICEF and IPC-IG Webinar on Social Protection and Child Benefits: 

  • To obtain a high level and global picture of social protection challenges, opportunities, and deficits in UNICEF countries in the South in the immediate aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. 
  • To share experiences from countries represented at the webinar that have successfully implemented comprehensive social protection programmes that benefit children and their families. 
  • Promote country-to-country learning on actions, experiences, lessons learnt and good practices on social protection and child benefits schemes in the context of COVID-19. 
  • To understand how to harness the complementary power of social sector programmes that enhance the overall value and effectiveness of social assistance for children. 
  • Discuss how such learning, sharing and stock-taking could be institutionalised in an annual UNICEF webinar series supportive of the goals of the SSTC.  


  • Niklas Stephan, South-South Cooperation Officer, UNICEF Brazil 
  • Natalia Winder-Rossi, Global Director of Social Policy, NY 
  • Sarah Shahyar, Chief Social Policy, UNICEF Thailand 
  • Remy Pigois, Social Policy Manager, Tunisia Country Office 
  • Anaïs Vibranovski, Researcher, IPC-IG 
  • Christine Muhigana, Country Representative, UNICEF South Africa 
  • Xiaojun Grace Wang, Deputy Director, UN Office for South-South Cooperation 


 Moderator:   Tayllor Renee Spadafora, Regional Social Protection Specialist, ESAR 

Webinar materials:


Registrants: 194


Attendees: 102


Youtube views: 113

(until august/2022)