• Tuesday 18 Oct 2016
  • Urban Safety Nets: Strengthening National Capacity for Disaster Response

    One UN Pavilion
    Venue: One UN Pavilion - Room A
    Lead Organization:
    • World Food Programme (WFP).

    This event will make a valuable contribution to the discussion on how the humanitarian and development communities can better prepare for and respond to crises. The objectives of the event are twofold: 1) To highlight the potential for shock responsive social protection systems to be adapted to the urban context in order to support long-term efforts to eradicate hunger and poverty and meet immediate needs during times of crisis. 2) To discuss the opportunities that exist for international actors to partner with cities and municipalities to reinforce local systems and capacities, including through city to city knowledge sharing.