UNU-WIDER researchers join UNDESA virtual expert group meeting

Inclusive and resilient recovery from COVID-19 for sustainable livelihoods, well-being and dignity for all

During 29-30 July and 2-3 August UNU-WIDER researchers, Michael Danquah and Annalenna Oppel join the expert group meeting hosted virtually by Division for Inclusive Social Development, UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) in collaboration with Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the UN Regional Commissions.

The expert group meet to discuss Inclusive and resilient recovery from COVID-19 for sustainable livelihoods, well-being and dignity for all - eradicating poverty and hunger in all its forms and dimensions to achieve the 2030 Agenda, in the lead up to the the 60th session of the Commission for Social Development to be held in February 2022.

On Thursday 29 July Michael Danquah joins as lead discussant in the session on effective measures taken by countries across regions to protect those at risk of falling into poverty and experiencing hunger due to the impacts of COVID-19 (including, extending social transfers, unemployment benefits, wage subsidies, food assistance, health coverage, sick leave, paid leave, etc.). In this session participants also discuss existing gaps, identify effective policies and measures, and explore innovative strategies to finance these interventions.

Annalenna Oppel acts as lead discussant on Monday 2 August in the discussion on review existing approaches and tools used to analyse multiple dimensions of poverty and food insecurity to inform better policies at the national and regional levels. It aims to discuss the benefits and challenges of such tools and identify ways in which they can be used to enable an inclusive, resilient, and sustainable recovery from COVID-19 and achieve the 2030 Agenda and SDGs.

Learn more on the UNDESA website here