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Livestream: Inter-Ministerial Symposium on Shock-Responsive Social Protection in the Caribbean

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), in collaboration with the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), and the Government of Turks and Caicos Islands, is convening the first Regional Symposium on Shock-Responsive Social Protection in the Caribbean on 27 June. The morning sessions will be livestreamed on socialprotection.org

The meeting brings together Minsters, senior government officials, and representatives of regional and international organisations to explore issues, options and best practices for building regional resilience in the face of existing hazards. It aims to introduce innovative perspectives and approaches in the realms of disaster risk reduction, public policy, social protection and climate risk financing, and to inform future line of actions for a more integrated developmental and humanitarian ecosystem in the Caribbean.

The symposium is part of the United Nations World Food Programme Regional Emergency Preparedness and Response programme, in support of CDEMA and Participating States to minimise the impact of shocks on vulnerable populations, by strengthening systems and technical capacities for a more effective, cost-efficient and predictable response to emergencies.

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22 June 2019

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