UNICEF Co-hosts Regional Skills-Building Workshop to improve Social Protection in the Face of Disaster

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In the Caribbean region there is a critical need for social protection systems that function efficiently during and after emergencies. What exactly does this ‘shock responsive’ social protection look like? This was the key question explored during a recent regional skills-building workshop in St Lucia.

The 27-28 September meeting in Castries, St Lucia was co-hosted by UNICEF, the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission the Government of St Lucia. It brought together social development and disaster management experts from Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, British Virgin Islands, Dominica, Montserrat, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia and St Vincent and the Grenadines to share ideas and experiences in a region hugely vulnerable to natural disasters and economic downturns.

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