Rights based social protection systems are crucial to safeguarding the vulnerable and the poor in shock and crisis situations. In many countries in southern Africa, particularly in Zambia such systems remain limited in coverage and need significant strengthening to respond to pandemics like Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19).The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) Zambia in collaboration with the Southern African Social Protection Expects Network (SASPEN) and the Civil Social for Poverty Reduction in Zambia intends to convene web based public discussion Facebook series on Social Protection and COVID-19 with the overarching aim of contributing to the discourse of strengthening social protection policy and legal framework in Zambia.
The web based Public Discussion shall take the form of panel discussion with a moderator to conduct and guided questions. The viewers will be given an opportunity through forwarded questions to contribute to the discussion and ask questions.
The panel shall consist of Government representatives, National Assembly through the Parliamentary Committees, Civil Society Organizations, Social Protection Experts, Academics, Trade Union, Informal Economy Organizations and Public Policy Analyst.
All discussions will be posted on the CSPR and SASPEN Facebook pages and these can be accessed using the links below.