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Child-focused Social Protection in the Age of Cash, Conflicts, Cities & Climate Risks

25 April 2023

@Humanitarian Networks & Partnerships Week (HNPW) 2023 in Geneva & virtual

In-person @ Salle 9 CICG, Geneva – please register here.

Online via zoom – please register here.

Join in this hybrid and interactive session on 25 April to learn, share challenges and opportunities with speakers from Global Alliance for Urban Crises, Cities for Children Global Alliance, IFRC, UNICEF, Habitat for Humanity, Save the Children, World Vision and Government representatives.

According to UNICEF, 1 bn children are vulnerable to the impact of climate change ( US$ 8 Trillion is the estimated cumulative damage from climate change by 2050, impoverishing the world by 3% of GDP) – urban spaces are at the same time directly impacted by climate risks and are host to climate displaced people from rural areas, affected by fragility and poverty. Often social protection systems and other governance mechanisms of municipalities and other authorities are not geared to support affected populations impacted by these scenarios, while humanitarian action and disaster preparedness lack financing and holistic, adaptive approaches.

In order to not only articulate vulnerability better from a children’s perspective but also leverage and connect existing tools, solutions and mechanisms, the session aims to convey current and increasing extent of multi-dimensional vulnerability as well as new approaches leveraging existing tools, mechanisms, synergies more holistically across urban, humanitarian, social protection and climate risk and child protection experts, initiate dialogue and collaboration between different thematic and sector networks beyond HNPW 2023.