• 4 June 2020
  • 16:15-17:15

Social Protection: The role of social protection in promoting social and ecological resilience to droughts

Social protection programmes are key to assisting the very poor and vulnerable to cope with income and security shocks caused by droughts. Such programmes can also be instrumental in implementing nature-based solutions for drought prevention; protecting productive assets threatened by droughts including natural capital; and channelling emergency aid into building back better through investments in ecological resilience. This session will bring together scientists, policy makers, donors and conference participants to discuss the implications of global warming and the current COVID-19 crisis for drought risk management, food security and ecological resilience in the rural regions of Africa, and the role of social protection in responding to this ‘double crisis’.

Main session: Drought risk management, natural resource management and social protection: new alliances for sustainability and resilience