The Ministry of Social Development and Fight against Hunger of Brazil is pleased to invite government representatives interested in learning more about the Brazilian social development policies to participate in the XI International Seminar Social Policies for Development, which will be held in Brasília, Brazil, from May 10th to 13th, 2016. The event is supported by the Centre of Excellence against Hunger of the World Food Programme, the Initiative World without Poverty (WWP), the United Nations Organization for Food and Agriculture (FAO) and the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR).
Professor Charlotte Watts, Chief Scientific Adviser at the Department for International Development will deliver a Sussex Development Lecture on research and knowledge at DFID: what role for evidence in the new aid strategy?
About the speaker
As DFID Chief Scientific Adviser Professor Watts' is responsible for:
The Webinar will explore the content of the book, “Towards universal social protection: Latin American pathways and policy tools”, published by ECLAC. The book details and debates ECLAC’s view on social protection, discussing the policy tools and programmes pursued in Latin America, using a rights-based approach. It also addresses the expanding social protection coverage in the region, with a view of achieving universal coverage.
11 - 11.30am – Presenter: Simone Cecchini
(Social Affairs Officer, Social Development Division, ECLAC)
The challenges Brazil faces nowadays, in particular the ongoing crisis of governance and a deep economic recession, raise important questions about the country’ s capacity to preserve impressive gains it made in recent decades to reduce historically high levels of social, economic, and political inequalies. This is the context of a daylong seminar the Brazil Institute of the Wilson Center will convene on February 16, in partnership with the University of São Paulo Centro de Estudos da Metrópole and the São Paulo Science Foundation (FAPESP).