Second phase of the Seminar on Social Protection System begins

The seminar workshop on the Social Protection System aims for its participants to be able to design, implement, monitor and evaluate a programme of social transfers and sub-components of the social protection system, for the most vulnerable populations with respect to food security, the economy and endemic disease.

On Monday 16th October the second period of this seminar began with an opening ceremony overseen by the Head of UNICEF in our country, Alejandro Escalona Aguero.

The ceremony was also attended by the representative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Cumba Mar Gadio; Eulalia Envo Bela, representing the First Lady, Constancia Mangue de Obiang, and representatives from the ministerial departments involved.

Envo Bela, in her speech, mentioned that the Government had set as a priority in its Horizonte 2020 plan that the most vulnerable in our country would have access to the social protection which would guarantee equality of opportunities and resources, in order to confront unemployment, precarious work, low income, etc.

For his part, Escalona Aguero reiterated the commitment of UNICEF, and other United Nations agencies, such as the UNDP, WHO, FAO, UNFPA and UNAIDS, to continue collaborating with the Government in the implementation of the Social Protection System, to prepare the new cooperation programme for the 2019-2023 cycle.

Escalona Aguero ended his speech by congratulating the Government for the creation of a national commission charged with drawing up national policy for the Social Protection System, We would also like to thank the directors and experts from the Prime Minister’s Office within the Government, and the United Nations System collaborating on the organisation of this seminar workshop. During the seminar the participants should familiarise themselves with the basic concepts of social protection and the four key components, the dimensions of inclusion, and the new emerging issues such as humanitarian action, adolescence, migration and the urban environment”.

Source: Official Web Page of the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea

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