Social Protection Conference


What is the Purpose of the Leave No One Behind Social Protection Conference?

Event Schedule

Social protection is a human right and an economic and social necessity. Social protection benefits and services are powerful tools to combat inter-generational poverty and inequality, and to invest in social and economic development.

The Leave No One Behind Social Protection Conference was designed to Promote the development of shock-responsive social protection systems, including their design, administration, monitoring and evaluation by:

Increasing awareness among key stakeholders on the socio-economic fallout and the social protection responses: gender inclusion, vulnerable groups, migrants, informal economy;

Exploring financing options for shock-responsive social protection systems in the Eastern Caribbean.

Creating a platform for high-level discussion and ownership of the OECS Regional Social Inclusion and Social Protection Strategy.

Examining labour market displacements and emergent trends and their effects on the new economy, as well as responses from social security organizations

3 Day Agenda


Day 1

Oct Wed 13

Show a high-level commitment to build social protection systems that are universal, adequate, sustainable and responsive;

Promote innovative thinking and empower leaders to engage in complex reform processes that will affect current and future generations;

Disseminate information about how shocks have affected livelihoods and institutions and present national responses;

Present the Social Protection and Social Inclusion Strategy and seek endorsements by MS.

Day 2

Oct Thu 14

Reinforce capacities of key stakeholders on topical Social Protection matters through parallel sessions in which participants register in advance.

Day 3

Oct Fri 15

Explore financing options for universal, adequate sustainable and shock-responsive SP systems in the Eastern Caribbean

Examine labour market impacts and challenges created by recent shocks as well as its emerging trends and their effects and linkages with SP systems