Gender Equality and Social Protection: Innovation, SDG Acceleration and Catalytic Effect of Joint Programmes Supported by the UN Joint SDG Fund

10:00 - 13:00 EST


This online event featuring gender and social protection experts’ discussion panels marks a milestone towards further assessing the UN Joint SDG Fund’s contribution to integrated social protection to leave no one behind (LNOB) as an effective means to contribute to the acceleration of the progress on multiple SDGs and producing catalytic results at scale within reduced timeframes. Three select Joint Programmes’ best practices, innovations and results achieved thus far will be highlighted. Special emphasis is put on gender, which is an essential aspect of all joint programmes in the LNOB portfolio. The event will be moderated by Silke Staab, Research Specialist at UN Women, and with opening remarks from Lisa Kurbiel, Head of Secretariat at the Joint SDG Fund. 


10:00- 10:10       Opening and welcome remarks

  • Lisa Kurbiel, Head of Secretariat at the Joint SDG Fund & Agenda presentation and introduction of speakers by Silke Staab

10:10- 10:55       High-level panel

  • UN Women: Maria-Noel Vaeza, Regional Director for the Americas and the Caribbean
  • ILO: Shahra Razavi, Director of the Social Protection Department at HQ in Geneva
  • UNICEF: Natalia Winder-Rossi, Director of Social Policy and Social Protection at HQ in NY
  • UNDP: Mansour Ndiaye, Head of Inclusive Growth at HQ in NY

10:55- 10:11       Break

11:00- 12:00       JP Presentations

11:55- 12:00       Break

12:00- 13:55       Technical panel

  • UN Women: Raquel Coello, Regional Economic Empowerment Policy Specialist, Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean
  • ILO: Veronika Wodsak, Social Protection Policy Specialist, HQ
  • UNICEF: Ruth Graham Goulder, Social Protection and Gender Adviser, (HQ)
  • UNDP: Shivani Nayyar, Policy Specialist, Social Protection, HQ

12:55- 13:00       Closing