The Conflict Research Network West Africa (CORN West Africa), in partnership with the Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR), will host a conference themed, Social Protection and Economic Uncertainties in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Contexts. The conference provides an opportunity for scholars, researchers, development practitioners and policy makers to critically reflect on social protection in fragile and conflict affected societies. Papers at the conference will examine how these social protection programmes, such as conditional cash transfers, school feeding programmes, COVID-19 palliatives, support for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPS) in Nigeria, youth empowerment programmes, have fared in practice. The conference will also examine the links between social protection programmes and efforts of peacebuilding, conflict management, and reduction of insecurity in Nigeria. A special session at the conference will focus on the politics of Nigeria’s social register, with the aim of unpacking the implications for poverty alleviation. This conference is urgent because it creates an opportunity for policy makers to receive feedback on ongoing programmes and policies with the aim of improving the outcomes of these programmes and policies. The conference will attract scholars, researchers, and policy analysts from universities, think tanks, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from Nigeria’s six geopolitical zones and abroad. Special guests at the conference include Hon. Abdulaziz Danladi, National Coordinator for the National Social Safety Nets Coordinating Office (NASSCO), Cristian Munduate, UNICEF Country Representative Nigeria and Chris Pycroft, Development Director, British High Commission, Nigeria. Download Conference Programme. Register to attend.
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