DSWD and UN FAO to sign pact on ‘shock-responsive’ social protection

More poor Filipino families and vulnerable communities with access to social welfare programs are envisioned under a cooperation agreement to be signed on Tuesday between the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (UN-FAO). , July 27.

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Seeking to integrate the shock-responsive social protection (SRSP) system, the partnership compact is associated with a two-year work plan providing essential steps for the development of adaptive and shock-responsive social protection, as indicated in the Philippines Social Protection Framework and Plan 2020-2022, DSWD said.

“The Cooperation Agreement provides a framework for collaboration between DSWD and UN-FAO to work towards the adoption of the Philippine Roadmap on Shock-Responsive Social Protection and other potential initiatives relevant to strengthening resilience of Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino (4Ps) program beneficiaries and other vulnerable households,” he said in a statement.

The agreement “aims to strengthen coordination mechanisms with intergovernmental agencies, build the capacity of relevant institutions and test integrated approaches to social protection from regular and ancillary programs and services in selected areas of the country,” it said. he added.

DSWD Secretary Rolando Joselito D. Bautista, Cabinet Secretary Karlo Alexei Nograles and UN-FAO Country Representative Kati Hannele Tanninen will grace the event. They will be joined by members of the DSWD executive and management committees, and senior officials from partner national government agencies and UN agencies.

“The Department is confident that with the new partnership with UN-FAO, more poor families and vulnerable communities will have access to social protection programs that meet their holistic needs,” DSWD said.

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Joel C. Hicks