[Webinar]Disaster Risk Finance (DRF) for Social Protection Supports Better Response to COVID-19 and Other Risks
On August 11, the World Bank Group’s Crisis and Disaster Risk Finance (CDRF) team hosted the webinar – “Disaster Risk Finance (DRF) for Social Protection Supports Better Response to COVID-19 and Other Risks,” as part of the Socialprotection.org COVID-19 Webinar Series, which is a joint effort initiated by the IPC-IG, GIZ on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), and the Australia Government's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) in collaboration with the socialprotection.org platform, and in cooperation with partners from different organizations.
The webinar attracted more than 200 participants and was composed of the following sessions:
- DRF to strengthen financial resilience, by Olivier Mahul, World Bank Group’s CDRF team
- DRF for shock responsive social protection to better plan and respond to shocks, by Evie Calcutt and Simon Hagemann, World Bank Groups’ CDRF team
- DRF for shock responsive social protection in Kenya and Senegal, by Emma Mistiaen, World Bank Group’s Social Protection and Labor
- Risk monitoring to support better preparedness, by Lindsey Jones, World Bank Group’s Global Crisis Risk Platform
- Tracking funding flows to understand equity of coverage, by Sophie Evans, Centre for Disaster Risk Protection
The webinar also featured a Q&A session where various topics were discussed including the speed and timeliness of payouts and data to inform compound risks. To recap the event, click here & here to access the presentation slides and the video recording.